Doesn’t the following 2 situations so familiar to you? Driving on the highway in China and you will find sometime it’s take so much time to go through a toll gate.
Didi truly makes our life much more convenient but recently a lot of people in Shanghai complained that the cars to pick them up are not the same from what it shown on the app.
According to the China Immigration Law, every foreigner must do police registration within 24 hours of arrival, better on the same date that you enter China .
If you are coming to China for travel, work, or living — and you are a self respecting citizen of our modern world —- then you will need a China SIM card in order to stay connected to the web through your mobile phone
Ayis as nannies and cleaners in China, is the affordable domestic help is one of the luxuries of expat life in China.
One of the bad thing about living in China is, no Facebook, Google, Youtube and so on.
WeChat pay is a payment solution completely integrated inside the social and messaging application of Tencent: WeChat. It appears in the “WeChat Wallet” section of the application.
The new functions have been launched in Wechat recently! Check out how it makes our life more convenient!
The just-passed Double Eleven in China (aka the single day in China) is just like the Black Friday in The State, it makes people shopping mania.
In China, tipping or gratuities are not common practice in most sectors of life, although it has become the norm to tip the tour guide and driver, hotel bellboy in recognition of their good service.
There may come a time when some expats will decide to go back to their home country because their working contracts have ended.
Stick and tired of waiting in huge line at the custom while entering or leaving China? The solution to this problem is applying for an E-Channel Visa.
The only thing can wake you up in this cold morning is not dream. Is the heating! As the winter is coming, heating definitely is the lifesaver.
As the 19th Party Plenum is ongoing, Beijing subway announced to enhance security at the particular stations. Security checkpoints throughout the entire Beijing Subway now conduct body searches along with bag and parcel x-ray scan.
This article was originally published on TheBeijinger. As important as the 19th Party Plenum will be for the future of China, it will mean weeks of disruptions and inconveniences for Beijing residents.
As the Party Congress is approaching, the Chinese government has issued a series of law to control over groups chat and public accounts in order to maintain a safe online environment.
In China, as in any country, you should always be on the lookout for counterfeit banknotes. We’ve even encountered ATMs issuing fake currency, so be vigilant.
Trains are the most convenient way to get around China for an affordable price. Depending on the type of train you get, they are usually clean, convenient, and a fast way to travel from A to B.
VPNs allow users to bypass China’s so-called “Great Firewall” aimed at restricting access to overseas sites.
China announced this week that the existing 3 Day Visa Free (72 Hour) Transit Program for the Airports Beijing & Tianjin will be upped to 6 Days Visa Free (144 hours) by the end of the year.
Recently the China Railway had announced that they are planning to raise the top cruising speed of its bullet trains to 350kph.
The existing Chinese Green card will undergo a new evaluation and name starting July 2017. The Chinese Green card which is often known as one of the hardest Green Card to acquire was issued only 7000 times since its inception in 2004.
We have been stuck with this hot wave for nearly a week and the good thing is in a few days later, we will have reprieve the heat for a while. But don’t get happy to fast! Rain is coming! Precisely, rainstorm is coming.
Good news for foreigners visiting or living in China, bad news for Uber! Didi Chuxing, the local car-hailing app that managed to get Uber to withdraw from the China market and has launched an English version of its app.
The History The Chinese New Year (also called Spring Festival), has more than 4,000 years of history and it is the grandest and the most important festival for Chinese people.
2017 is coming soon and it’s time to make new resolutions, if yours is to learn Chinese and know more about Chinese culture, then you are at the right place.
Leaving China is not as simple as just getting on a plane and leaving anymore, many things need to be in order before we start to pack our things.
Alipay and WeChat Pay, China’s two biggest third-party mobile payment services operated by companies affiliated with Alibaba and Tencent, have officially been accepted as a way of payment for cards used by 10 million Beijing subway riders everyday.
The use of chopsticks to pick food up from the plate will earn you compliments. But once in a while, your close friends might remind you about basic chopsticks etiquette such as never insert chopsticks vertically into a bowl of rice.
As a learner of Mandarin Chinese, it’s sometimes frustrating that there seems to be no good dictionaries around. When compared with other major languages (especially English),
Skiing is one of Beijing’s most popular winter activities due to the number of high-quality ski resorts in the area. Spending time with your kids,
Forget what you have heard and read about Beidaihe. Beidaihe is 300km far from Beijing and normally known as a very crowded tourist destinations.
Once again it is time for “The Euros”!
The Dragon Boat Festival has been taking place for more than 20 centuries and some believe these traditional races are as old as the ancient Olympic Games.
Electric bikes are so practical in Beijing that not only they are friendly to the environment and cheap to operate;
Not enough time to enjoy the spring outdoors in Beijing? How about inviting the charm of spring into your home?
Every month is like a new start. April is about to kick off, so let’s see what Beijing has in stock for you!
There are certain things not to do in Beijing. Why? Well, your life will be much easier with keeping these tips in mind.
After we all struggled to pull ourselves by the scruff of our necks through the colder months of Beijing, we can finally see the literal light at the end of the winter tunnel.
The Chinese New Year (otherwise called Spring Festival), has more than 4,000 years of history and it is the grandest and the most important festival for Chinese people.
As Chinese New Year is approaching, the question is: where are you going? If you didn’t book yet, chances are: you are not going anywhere. But that doesn’t have to be a bad thing.
The Beijing Transportation Card is very convenient if you plan to use public transportation in this city. Indeed, you will avoid the queue at the counter and the struggle to have the exact change.
When coming to China, it is necessary that you can have access to all the functions of your phone. Indeed, it will be a precious tool to communicate with people and find your way around, at least at the beginning.
It’s no secret that the air quality in Beijing has been a hot point of contention over the past years. As China’s economic capital continues to surge forwards, the only thing seemingly being left behind are clear skies.
When moving to China, you’re embarking in the maze of language barrier and China’s bureaucracy. Therefore, any small everyday task such as paying your bills might turn out to be a huge mountain to climb.
Tianjin (天津) is a good choice of day trip for those who want to escape the hustle of the capital city. Indeed, Tianjin is facing the Bohai Sea to its east, Yanshan Mountain to its north and is ran through by the Hai River.
You surely know that every foreigner has to register at the local police station as soon as he/she enters China, but maybe you didn’t know that also your dog has to be officially registered!
We’ve all been there, queuing for hours and then struggling to communicate with a bank employee in order to open a Chinese Bank account.
Beijing‘s real estate market is a hectic reality, especially for foreigners who arrive here without a clear idea of how different can it be from what they expect.
If you are thinking to add a member to the family, or to move with your pet to Beijing, there are a few things to consider. We have compiled a guide to cover some of the more common questions.
Attention folks! We have a new holiday coming up this year here in China.
Living with a dog is amazing. Its a great experience. But for your dog, living in Beijing might be difficult at times, because she doesn’t always have the chances to run around and enjoy nature.
If Serviced Apartments are becoming more and more popular among expatriates and business travelers in Beijing, there must be a reason!
It is mandadory for every foreigner to apply for Beijing police registration within 24 hours of arrival.
Who said that there is no life outside downtown Chaoyang? The Shunyi District is turning into a greenest and fanciest suburb area of Beijing as more and more families decide to move there to escape the hectic frenzy of the city.