Starting Work in China: 10 Facts You Need to Know

| July 22nd, 2019

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China is a country with a diverse economy. For a long time, it has been a leader in businesses and global markets, creating employment opportunities for workers and employers alike. The boosting economy has led to higher income, and in a country with low cost of living, that translates to a great way of life. It also means time and money to travel China’s diverse regions, eat its delicious foods, and mingle with the locals. 

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An Old Hotelier Remembers 1980s Tibet

| April 7th, 2019

Alec Le Sueur had never been to China before when he agreed to work at the Holiday Inn Lhasa as the sales and marketing manager, but he had been fascinated by Tibet after reading books about it by Spencer Chapman and Heinrich Harrer. After five years working at the hotel that was known as “the hardest hardship post,” he had enough interesting experiences to write a book himself.

That book, The Hotel on the Roof of the World, was published in […]Read more…

Exploring China through the eyes of Bill and Grace!

| July 26th, 2017

At the desk of a reception in a dimly lit Filipino hostel, early September 2016 is where it all began. The scene was less than romantic, looking ‘drop dead gorge’ stepping off of a hellish journey from Manila and Will feeling weary, very hung-over and frosty. Alas, this was our serendipity moment.. ahhhhh I know you’re thinking it’s so cute.. but no, the reality of meeting your loved one in a South East Asian hostel makes the birth of this […]Read more…

How to Integrate into Chinese Society as a Language Learner

| September 15th, 2016

The current political and economic situation in China motivates many foreign students to study Chinese and consider getting an education in China. Education is commonly cheaper in China than it is in Europe and the US. Moreover, the standard of living is high enough, and prices for essential goods are relatively low as well.

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Top 10 French cities Chinese tourists love

| August 9th, 2016

France remains a major destination for Chinese travelers

Even though Chinese outbound tourism favorite destinations are other Asian regions like Hong-Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South-Korea, Thailand and Singapore, Chinese tourism in Europe remains strong and especially in France.

As of Q2 2015, France stands on the 6th most visited destinations according to TravelChinaGuide figures. Italy comes 7th, followed by Switzerland 8th and Germany 10th. Let us focus on the favorite Chinese tourists French destinations.

What are the favorite cities in France that Chinese like ?

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Top 10 Chinese tourists’ bad behaviors

| June 25th, 2016

Chinese tourists’ bad behaviors are nowadays famous all around the world.

Chinese tourists have been getting a bad rap overseas. China is the biggest outbound market and more than 120 million Chinese people went to travel abroad. The market is so prosperous that people want to attract more and more Chinese tourists. They are also high spenders and thus, a very lucrative market in the international scene. However, the volume makes it more difficult to not stumble upon some, let’s say, […]Read more…

5 luxury hotels in Asia

| June 2nd, 2016

The most difficult thing when you travel is by far choosing the best hotel. If you are going to Asia and are looking for luxurious hotels to stay in, there are a lot of choices and possibilities. Here are a top 5 of luxurious hotels in Asie. They are all different by style and by location, but that’s what makes them exceptional.

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MH370: Did the L.A. Times get fooled by Tianya forum?

| March 20th, 2014

The Los Angeles Times reported that the stolen passports used by two passengers on the plane were used to apply for work permits in China, but is that really true?

The LA Times bases its story on the claim by Xie Zhuoling, who works for a company that recruits foreign performers for entertainment purposes in bars and hotels. He raised his claims on the Chinese forum Tianya, where he posted a photo of a purported employment agreement with Christian Kozel and […]Read more…

The most disgusting trains in China

| March 17th, 2014

Dirty beds on overnight trains became the focus of discussion in China after a Tencent microblog user shared a photo of the disgusting sheets on his ride from Fujian to Changsha.

“Fuzhou to Changsha, train number K1682, see the sanitation of the bedsheets in the car, everyone click like,” a man named Wang who lives in Fujian wrote.

“I didn’t know before that it could be dirty to such a degree,” Wang said, as quoted by GMW.cn.

Wang had the unfortunate shock of […]Read more…

Photos of Plum Blossom Festival in Nanjing

| March 7th, 2014

Each year, Plum Blossom Festival signals that spring is coming soon in Nanjing. The plum blossom trees at Nanjing’s Zijin Mountain (紫金山) are among the most beautiful in China. In March, these plum blossoms come out in full bloom. This has been promoted as Plum Blossom Festival (梅花节) since 1996.

The best viewing areas of Plum Blossom Mountain and Plum Blossom Valley of Zijin Mountain. Plum Blossom Mountain is a hill covering 400 acres with 18 kinds of flowers and 15,000 […]Read more…

Shenzhen teacher and daughter’s trip home through 6 provinces for Spring Festival

| February 14th, 2014

Spring Festival is always a strenuous time for Chinese people returning home caught in the the travel rush. Many people find the train tickets are sold out and have to find a creative way to get home. Last year, ChinaHush reported on the story of “Brother Public Transit” who took 35 different buses to get home.

This year, a Shenzhen teacher named Ms. Sun is garnering Chinese media attention for her trip through six provinces and eight cities on […]Read more…

Free admission to Hunan scenic resort for virgin girls over 22

| September 8th, 2011

From Chengdu Evening News:

If you are a girl over 22-year-old and a virgin, you can enjoy a free visit to the Zhouluo Scenic Resort in Hunan province During the Wild Osmanthus Festival! Many The news sparks a heated discussion among netizens, "First recruit the virgins to pick tea, now offer free entry to virgins, what on earth is it about the virgin?" "This is too vulgar. Use your brain, please!" but the scenic resort respond, "It’s just a creative idea." […]Read more…

Year 2011, new beginning outside of the wall

| January 26th, 2011

Apologies to all for the lack of updates in the past month. To clear all the speculations, ChinaHush is not under any pressure by anyone, and no government conspiracy. I have just been traveling in China for the past month with no free time to post new entries. And my plan of having volunteers to update the blog during my absence also did not work so well due to scheduling issues.

To be honest, it was also discouraging to find […]Read more…

Crab vending machines in subway station

| October 26th, 2010

(MOP) The UAE has vending machines for gold bars, Paris sells CK cologne with them, but what is on offer in the vending machines in Nanjing? The answer is… Hairy Crab! At Xinjiekou station on Metro Line 1, near where you come out at Dayuanpan, you can see a machine.

From IFeng:

According to a report from Xinhua made on  December 25, this is another year of yellow  chrysanthemums and and fat crabs, and at Xinjiekou station on Nanjing’s metro, a machine […]Read more…