Campus Life | Tsinghua University | Volunteering

Students Plant Trees in Beijing

Larissa PaschynLarissa Paschyn
May 25, 2015
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IMPA students and students from SPPM planted trees in the Beijing suburbs. 20 students arrived a tree farm of Qiaozi Town, Huairou District. Excited with voluntary work, students began to pick up saplings and shovels, and plant trees in groups. They marked trees they’ve planted and expressed that they felt delighted that the saplings with their name tag could grow to big trees soon.

 

Getachew from IMPA 2015 class said, “It is relaxing to go outdoor after intensive study, and I am proud to contribute to a better environment in Beijing as an international student.”

 

Students plant trees

On the way back, IMPA and Chinese students played word-guessing game together.  The happy hour is a good interaction to help international students to get to know more Chinese words, and also help the Chinese students to improve their English proficiency.

 

The tree-planting activity was co-organized by the Green Association of Tsinghua and SPPM, which aims to enhance awareness of environmental protection, and provide an opportunity for cultural exchange and language learning among Chinese and international students.

 

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Employment

Reasons Why You Might Want To Start Your Career in China

Sreerag PrasadSreerag Prasad
May 25, 2015
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The Foreign Staff of a Foshan based investment Company

The Foreign Staff of a Foshan based investment Company

Talk to any group of assorted foreigners in China and you’re bound to hear a different “China story” from every single one. We’ve looked at some of the reasons foreigners choose to come and work in one of the world’s fastest-growing economies.

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News

The Real “Breaking Bad” in China

KyleKyle
May 24, 2015
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Xi An Jiao Tong University

Xi’an Jiao Tong University
Photo from Wikimedia Commons

We’ve all seen the #1 hit show from AMC called Breaking Bad. If you haven’t seen it, I’m sure that somebody once in your life has told you that “the two best shows on TV are The Wire and Breaking Bad, man.” and then gabbed on and on for an hour about why you should really watch those shows. Did you really think that the plot of Breaking Bad was fictional?

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Campus Life | Tsinghua University

U.S.-China Think Tank Summit

Larissa PaschynLarissa Paschyn
May 23, 2015
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In April 2013, President Xi Jinping made the development of think tanks a national strategic priority when he called for the construction of “new think tanks with Chinese characteristics.” The CCP Central Committee has also issued its “Opinions on Strengthening the Construction of New Types of Think Tanks with Chinese Characteristics.” Discussion has focused on drawing from the experience of successful think tanks abroad to not only improve the quality of government policy making, but also to increase the momentum for deepening comprehensive reform.

The Brookings Institute in Tsinghua University

On April 21, the Brookings-Tsinghua Center hosted experts from both Chinese and overseas think tanks to discuss the next steps on China’s path to developing world-class think tanks. The event was a discussion between Martin Indyk, Executive Vice President at the Brookings Institution, and LI Yang, Vice President at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). Three additional panels addressed China’s think tank construction and international cooperation. The summit invited leading Chinese scholars to engage with Brooking scholars and other foreign experts on these issues.

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News

The “Ladies Man” of China

KyleKyle
May 23, 2015
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Chinese Man with 17 girlfriends

Mr. Yuan was playing a dangerous game


Did you really think it was you? Well, regardless of how popular you are (or think you are) with the ladies in China, you’re about to be schooled by China’s biggest flower-heart big carrot. (花心大萝卜, Chinese version of a “player”).

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News

Beijing’s Smoking Ban No Joke

KyleKyle
May 23, 2015
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Beijing Anti Smoking

The new anti-smoking laws in Beijing are no joke
Photo from paulnoll.com


In a previous post I explained to readers that Beijing has introduced a new anti-smoking law to rid public places of second-hand smoke and protect its people from its harmful toxins. It seems that Beijing will take its smoking ban seriously, this time.

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Advice and Tips

Useful Phone Numbers For Your Stay In China

Sreerag PrasadSreerag Prasad
May 22, 2015
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A Chinese Police Car

A Chinese Police Car

If you have an emergency while you are traveling (such as fire or traffic accidents), or other trouble or have other complaints or questions, the following telephone numbers may be helpful.

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Campus Life | Travel | Xiamen University

Things to do in Xiamen: Shapowei

SamSam Fowler
May 20, 2015
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Shapowei, a small area at the heart of Xiamen and conveniently located nearby Xiamen University, is one of the top places to visit in the city. If you are looking for things to do, Shapowei is a dock that dates back as early as the Ming Dynasty that still holds some of its historic character. Alongside the history is the streets of restaurants, coffee shops and bars that make Shapowei an exciting place for all.

Things to do in Xiamen Shapowei

The picturesque dock at Shapowei

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Shopping

The Tricky Chinese Street Vendor Tactics

Sreerag PrasadSreerag Prasad
May 20, 2015
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The Han Zhen Shopping Street in Wuhan

The Han Zhen Shopping Street in Wuhan

When I went shopping last week it dawned on me that the part of me damaged most by my expedition wasn’t my bank balance, but rather my sanity.

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Advice and Tips | Shopping | Smartphones | Solving Problems

WeChat’s New Service For Expats

Rami OthmanOthman Rami
May 19, 2015
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WeChat’s New Service For Expats

WeChat’s New Service For Expats

What if you could have a personal assistant to do all of your work in China? If so, don’t look too far ahead— a new startup called WeChat Secretary is offering something of that sort for expats residing in China.

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