Banned Topics

9 Topics Got Banned from Group Chats in China

September 22, 2017 • Expat Tips, General

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. The law applies to social media apps such as WeChat, Alipay Chat, Baidu Blog, Sina’s Weibo (like twitter) and other social media platforms.   […]


Weekend gateway—Tianjin

September 22, 2017 • Explore, General, Lifestyle

Situated on the sea so close to the capital, Tianjin has long been a transport hub for international commerce, and so a great deal of history has accrued to the municipality.      Rare Architectural Treasure The history of Tianjin has seen a great deal of foreign political influence as well as commerce. From 1860 […]

Face Payment

Face Payment? This is Happening!

September 12, 2017 • Expat Tips, General, Lifestyle

  Can you imagine that not long time ago, we are used to hearing “by cash or credit card?” when we pay but now is “WeChat or Alipay?” But in the future, you don’t even need your phone anymore, because the era of face payment is coming! Within 10 seconds, the payment is done. ​ […]

Liquor Bar

The Only Chinese Liquor Bar

September 12, 2017 • Explore, Food, General, Lifestyle

  Hidden inside a hutong, called Capital Spirits首都酒坊, is the world’s first bar dedicated to Baijiu and craft liquor. Only has 30 available seats, it is always full with liquor lovers.     The founders Bill Isler and Simon Dang got inspired by the author of Baijiu, The Essential Guide to Chinese Spirits, Derek Sandhaus, and determinate to […]

Fake Money

How to Spot Fake Money in China

September 8, 2017 • Expat Tips, General

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.      One of the most common scams for involves vendors (most instances we’ve heard of involving drivers of unlicensed taxis, or “black cabs,” though this could happen anywhere) […]


How to Purchase Train Tickets in China

September 1, 2017 • Expat Tips, General

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. There are three types of trains based on speed and comfort: •    G / C – Bullet […]

Golden Week Escape Spot 1 – Chengdu

September 1, 2017 • Explore, Food, General, Lifestyle

Speaking of Chengdu, maybe the first impression came up is chili and panda! Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province, located in the west plain in the Sichuan Basin, is a famous historical and cultural city with a history over 3,000 years. It serves as the provincial center for politics, economy, culture, and transportation.        […]

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