Chinese Culture | Fireworks

Chinese Fireworks

Larissa PaschynLarissa Paschyn
March 2, 2015
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With Chinese New Year comes the fireworks celebration, and approved fireworks days in Beijing.  With 942 firecracker stalls throughout the city, you are guaranteed to find the firework of your dreams.

Between February 17 and 18, fireworks are allowed 24 hours per day. From February 19 until March 4, fireworks are allowed from 7am to midnight.

Chinese fireworks Photo by www.thechinesequest.com

Chinese fireworks
Photo by www.thechinesequest.com

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Advice and Tips | Campus Life | Tongji University

China Mobile Store @Tongji Plaza

Alejandro CáceresAlejandro Cáceres
February 27, 2015
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China Mobile Source: CM Website

China Mobile
Source: CM Website

During for first hours/days in China you will realize that having a Chinese phone number is a must and while there are many small stores around Tongji where you can get a SIM card I would recommend you to go one from the official China Mobile Store at Tongji Plaza. The process is quite fast and if you ever lose or damage the SIM card you can get a replacement at any other store wih the same number.

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Advice and Tips | Employment | Language

Tips for Teaching English in China

KyleKyle
February 27, 2015
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English Teachers in China

An original and funny meme about teaching English in China

When living in China, the most enjoyable and possibly one of the most fulfilling jobs you can have is being an English teacher. Opportunity is always there and it pays well. But if you’re looking to teach English in China then there are a few things you may want to know.

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Chinese Culture | News

A journey to Chinese culture part 2

Omindo Willice WasongaOmindo Willice Wasonga
February 27, 2015
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Image: news.xinhuanet.com

Studying in a foreign country will obviously rub off on you especially if things are not going your way, if the sun is not arising from the direction of your window. This will definitely proves that you need to do a lot as far as adaptation is concerned but what a better way to think of adaptation than continuing with our exploration of this amazing culture.

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News | Xiamen University

Xiamen to launch 72 hour visa-free transit policy

SamSam Fowler
February 27, 2015
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Xiamen’s main airport, Gaoqi International Airport, is expected to introduce a 72 hour visa-free transit policy in the first half of the year. A special channel will be opened at Xiamen Airport as a specialised service that allows travellers to enter China without a visa.

Xiamen 72 hour visa-free transit policy

You could be seeing this sign in the near future

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Admissions Processes | Advice and Tips | Campus Life | Housing | Tongji University

Tongji University: International Building 1 and 2 – Part 1

Alejandro CáceresAlejandro Cáceres
February 27, 2015
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Tongji University International Students B1 Source: Baidu Maps StreetView

Tongji University International Students B1
Source: Baidu Maps StreetView

If you got a room inside Tongji’s Siping campus, you most like will end up in Building 1 or Building 2. While these are the most “international friendly” accommodations within the campus it may be slightly troublesome during the first days if you are not prepared for them. Here I will try to give you a short review on how to get there and what you should expect. By the way, welcome to Tongji!

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Chinese Culture | International Students | Shopping

A journey to Chinese culture

Omindo Willice WasongaOmindo Willice Wasonga
February 27, 2015
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Image: www.pivotdublin.com

Chinese culture is one of the complicated culture in the world and understanding it fully take more than just studying those shallow Chinese textbooks they use to teach beginners in class. In fact it’s almost impossible to claim that you’ve understand the whole culture within one year as you would only get to know some of the things as your days fade away. I know there exist many differences between Chinese culture and western culture out there but as this post go let’s cover things that you would just found yourself doing in the Chinese way without knowing how it came about.

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Banking

The Best Ways To Take Money To China: Part 2

Sreerag PrasadSreerag Prasad
February 26, 2015
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The best ways to take money to China

The best ways to take money to China

If you are going to travel in an extremely remote area, it’s best to take out enough to last you until you get to the next bigger city because most small towns don’t have many places, if any, where you can change money and there might not be ATMs that accept international cards. Also, unlike Vietnam, for example, you can’t pay for things in US Dollars or Euros.

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Banking

The Best Ways To Take Money To China: Part 1

Sreerag PrasadSreerag Prasad
February 26, 2015
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A MasterCard unveiling event in Beijing.

A MasterCard unveiling event in Beijing.

Its is always a topic that starts a debate when talking about the best ways of bringing money from your home to China. Here are some of the popular ways by which people bring their money from home country to your second home, China.

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Admissions Processes

How to Start Teaching English in China

KyleKyle
February 25, 2015
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Teaching English in China

Discussions with my Led Zeppelin Class

If you’re looking to be in China for more than a few months then you have two main options: study here or work here. You would think finding a job in a foreign country would be difficult but if you’re not too picky, finding a job here might be far easier that you’d expect.

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