Top Up Subway Card

Now You Can Top Up Subway Card By WeChat

March 1, 2018 • Expat Tips, Explore, General

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.     Sixteen new-generation subway card vending machines have been deployed in eight subway stations in Beijing. […]

Lantern Festival

Lantern Festival 2018

March 1, 2018 • Expat Tips, General

The Chinese New Year holiday comes to its climax with the Yuan Xiao (元宵节—yuán xiāo jié), or Lantern Festival. Began over 2000 years ago, the festival has developed many meanings. It celebrates family reunions and society. It features ancient spiritual traditions. Some also call this the “true” Chinese Valentine’s Day. The many activities include moon gazing, […]


How to Use Chopsticks: Chopsticks Taboos

March 1, 2018 • Expat Tips, Explore, General

The use of chopsticks to pick food up from the plate will earn you several compilments from Chinese people. But over time, once in a while, your close friends might remind you about some basic chopsticks etiquette such as never insert chopsticks vertically into a bowl of rice. If you want to master the art […]

SIM Card

SIM Card Battle: China Mobile or China Unicom

February 24, 2018 • Expat Tips, General

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 and to make calls (or SMS text messages if someone still uses SMS […]


Get Some Flowers to Decorate Your Home

February 24, 2018 • General, Lifestyle

Chinese New Year came which means Spring is not far! Why not buy some flowers to decorate your house? Here are some flowers that you can get it very easily.   Plum blossom 梅花 mei hua In traditional Chinese culture, plum blossom stands for noble, unsullied and modest qualities. Along with orchid, bamboo and chrysanthemum, they […]

Chinese New Year 2018

Chinese New Year 2018

February 9, 2018 • Expat Tips, Explore, General

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. Grab this chance to get together with your family and friends to celebrate the advent of spring and learn more about this fascinating Chinese tradition! Originating during the Shang Dynasty […]

Peking duck

The Top 8 Best Peking Duck Restaurants EVER

January 26, 2018 • Expat Tips, Food, General

Still going to Quanjude for Peking Duck? Nah that’s so tourist style!  Here are some restaurants that we called “the real Peking Duck” Peking duck is a dish from Beijing that has been prepared since the imperial era. The meat is characterized by its thin, crisp skin, with authentic versions of the dish serving mostly […]

travel websites

The Travel Websites You Need To Know

January 25, 2018 • Expat Tips, Lifestyle

  If you’re planning to travel around China on your own, the following travel websites will be of great help. China’s international visitors have rocketed to an impressive 29 million in 2017. It is said that in less than 10 years, the country will become the first tourist destination with the world’s largest number of visitors.  […]

Cologne Carnival

Cologne Carnival in BEIJING

January 25, 2018 • Food, General

Celebrating Cologne Carnival in Beijing? It is happening! The tradition of carnival in Europe dates back about 5000 years. It has changed a lot over time, but the core idea remains the same. Cologne Carnival is one of the most famous carnival celebrations, dating back to 1823. Nowadays it is one of the largest street […]


Need a Hand? Hire Ayis!

January 19, 2018 • Expat Tips, General

Ayis as nannies and cleaners in China, is the affordable domestic help is one of the luxuries of expat life in China.  Not only do Ayis provide invaluable help for any family, their services can be downright liberating for new parents and those with limited mobility.     Many families develop a bond with their […]

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