Tourism in the middle kingdom falls from grace

| September 25th, 2014

 

In recent years, outbound traveling gains significant popularity in China as you can see here. In 2013, more than 98 million Chinese tourists crossed the border and spent almost 130 billion USD overseas, making China world’s No.1 country in outbound tourists number and spending. However, China as a destination for foreign tourists is not looking as good. 2013 marked the second consecutive declining year for its inbound tourism.

In fact, inbound tourism has been suffering diminishing growth in […]Read more…

How many Chinese are going abroad and why

| August 28th, 2014

(Translated from Sohu.com)

Among the Chinese who go to foreign countries, some are for the shopping spree, some for traveling, some for study, and some are for immigration. Getting out of the country gate is nothing new for today’s Chinese anymore. There are 3 main purposes for them to leave the country, for good.
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#ChinaEd a Global Education Hot Spot

| June 17th, 2013

In the past decade, China has been the driver of international student growth for much of the world. The most popular destination for Chinese students has been the United States. The US is, in fact, the leading destination for all foreign student intake worldwide.

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New export from China: Babies

| May 21st, 2011

Based on the cover story of Caixin Century magazine’s May 9th issue.

Yang Libing always bring the photo of his first born daughter Yang Ling with him through his years of searching for her. She would be 7 years old by now.

10 months after born, Yang Ling was taken away by officials from local one child policy office. The reason was that the family didn’t pay "social raising fee". Yang had never saw his daughter again.

One day in 2009, Yang […]Read more…

China "exports" much more women than it "imports"

| March 29th, 2011

The following is a forum post on MOP:

Translated by Jue, edited by Key

Chinese brides account for 72% on average of the foreign wives South Korean men marry. In 2006, tens of thousands South Koreans married foreign women including around over 10 thousand Chinese girls. However, in the same year, only 2,590 Chinese men married Korean women. That means in the transnational marriages between China and South Korea China "exports" 4 times women than it "imports" which is equivalent to sending […]Read more…

Who is “laowai”

| March 8th, 2011

From Century Weekly | by 鲍昆

Corner of the kitchen, on the wall, guarded by the God of Wealth

Many friends come back from foreign countries would often talk about their thought-provoking experiences. More often than usual, we would hear our fellow countrymen discuss the passing local citizens as laowai when chatting with them. Any man with a little logic and common sense would feel weird about this kind of saying and would ask the question who on earth laowai is.

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“Overseas Chinese driver” in Formula One

| February 7th, 2010

The following is a guest post by Randy – AlleyCat
 

“Overseas Chinese driver” in Formula One

The Chinese usually identify a person by ethnic origin instead of nationality.’Overseas Chinese’ are people of Chinese birth or descent who live outside the Chinese territories. As long as the person is of Chinese descent, that person is considered Chinese, and if that person lives outside of China, that person is “overseas Chinese”.
 
Ho-Pin Tung (董荷斌) was born and raised in the Netherlands, but he races with […]Read more…