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Senior Travelers in China
Senior Travelers in China

Get out there! People 50+ are the vast majority of worldwide travelers and these numbers are increasing all the time. ...

Tourist Scams in China

Though violent crime in Chinese cities is still relatively rare, scammers buzzing like bees at top tourist sites can truly make a meal out of some of these places. ...

Toilets in China

The Chinese toilet experience is one of contradictions – amusing to some, horrifying to others. ...

Air Pollution

If your trip to China was inspired by colorful photos of the Forbidden City on a crystal clear day or Shanghai’s glistening Pudong skyline reflecting off the Huangpu River, be prepared for the ...

How to Use Chopsticks

Don’t know how to use chopsticks? ...

Mao Through the Years

Máo Zédōng (毛泽东) Dec 26, 1893 – Sept 9, 1976 From 1949 to his death on September 9, 1976, Mao Zedong stood as de facto leader of the newly formed People’s Republic of China. ...

The Cult of Mao

Máo Zédōng (毛泽东), more widely-known as Chairman Mao, was a Chinese communist revolutionary, political theorist and the founding father of the People’s Republic of China. ...

Photos & Places on Chinese Bills

You’ll see it every day in China just by opening your wallet… and no, we’re not just talking about the face of Chairman Mao. ...

Internet & Phone

Hotels Most mid-range and high-end hotels provide wired broadband internet access for guests with their own laptops, though there may be a daily fee (it tends to be more expensive in fancier ...

Disabled Travelers in China
Disabled Travelers in China

Each person with a disability has their unique needs and their own unique interests. ...

Culture Shock

Travelers may be surprised to find that English isn’t widely spoken in China, despite the impression in the West that everyone in here is furiously studying it. ...

Water & Food Safety

Unlike in most Western countries, the tap water in China is undrinkable before it is boiled. ...

Etiquette & Taboo in Chinese Culture

When it comes to taboo and etiquette in China, there’s good news and bad news for foreigners. ...

Train Travel

Traveling by train may not be the fastest method of transportation in China (though some bullet trains will get you to close destinations far faster than a plane), but it’s definitely one of the ...

Travel Safe

China is an extremely safe tourist destination since violent crimes, especially against foreigners, are rare. ...

Traveling with Kids

Let’s face it: taking your kids to China isn’t quite like packing up the minivan and taking a family trip down the highway. ...

Solo Female Traveler in China

China is actually a very safe place for solo female travelers. ...

China to Mongolia Visa Run
China to Mongolia Visa Run

The flight from Beijing to Erlian (known as Erlianhaote – 二连浩特in Chinese and Erenhot in Mongolian) was painless enough. ...

Hong Kong Visa Run
Hong Kong Visa Run

Any foreigner working in China by law needs a work visa. ...

Travel China like a Pro

Here are some tips and insights that will help you get more out of your China experience. You can click on each one to learn more. 1. A little Mandarin goes a long way. ...

Travellers with Special Requirements

China may seem like a distant land reserved for the most extreme backpackers. ...

Beijing to Taipei Visa Run
Beijing to Taipei Visa Run

Visas, visas, visas. The bane of the China expat’s life. ...

China Visa Story from L-Z

Arriving in China on a one month tourist (or L) visa, I soon had to jump on a plane and head for Hong Kong to get my Z visa (authorised to work). ...

 
 

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