China’s Fake & Real Valentine’s Days

Every February, more than a billion people carefully plan where to go, what to do, what to buy, who to call and more. If you’re alone, it’s even worse. Now

Everything that’s Wrong with China’s Strict Household Registration System AKA Hukou

For many Chinese, moving to other parts of China to live and work is essential, despite the major drawbacks, but it’s getting easier… You maybe didn’t know, but Dongguan is

Blind Dates

There are few things worse for a young Chinese woman than being forced to go on a string of soulless blind dates with family in tow… Let’s be clear, we

What’s the Deal With: Chinese Women and Sa Jiao

For some, a women throwing little temper tantrums to get their way is cute, adorable even. Others just wish they would grow up… You have probably seen it on a

Qingming Festival

In acts of filial piety, the Chinese remember their dead by sweeping tomobs, and paying their respects to the ancestors that went before them… Death is honored, remembered and, yes,

What’s the Deal with Chinese Tourism

Traditionally, Chinese love travelling in tour groups, but going solo is growing fast As the country’s economy continues to grow, though not quite at the same warp-speed as before, ever

Leftover Women

Should the country really be using a cruel term that insults the single women of the entire nation? Imagine a pile of garbage lying on the ground: half-drunk bottles, torn

Dancing Grannies

You see them in public squares throughout China, middle-aged women dancing without a care in the world, but exactly how did this hobby start? Throughout the Middle Kingdom, in parks,

What’s the Deal With Sitting the Month

In what is an archaic practice, many Chinese women face tough times after giving birth Giving birth is tough, no doubt, but for Chinese women things are even tougher. First,

What’s the Deal With Drink for Work

In recent decades, the Chinese expression of hospitality, gānbēi (bottoms up), has grown to extremes at business banquets. The ability to finish your glass of alcohol has become an important