What’s the Deal With Welfare Lottery

When the China Welfare Lottery was set up in 1987, it was mainly for collecting funds for social welfare. During the past 28 years, it has grown rapidly and become

What’s the Deal With Turtle Farming

Turtles have a unique place in the heart of China. People make meals out of them and raise them in their own homes as pets. Some even worship them. In

What’s the Deal With Parking Tickets

The first concern for a new driver in China is rarely where to park, but as car ownership increases, finding a legal spot can be a headache. Especially, considering that

What’s the Deal With PRD Megacity

Perhaps many still remember the reports that went viral in 2011 claiming nine cities in the Pearl River Delta including Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Dongguan and Foshan would merge into the world’s

What’s the Deal With Red Underwear

When the time comes to wear red underwear, it usually signifies the coming of a fun evening. But in China, they’re meant to ward off an entire year of bad

What’s the Deal With Spring Migration

After finishing the universal holiday season, here comes Chinese holiday spirit. For some, it’s a pretty joyful time with family, if, that is, they are lucky enough to get tickets

What’s the Deal With Year Round Open Windows

Expat residents of the Pearl River Delta may notice a detail of the local lifestyle. Cantonese people very much insist on opening a window even in the coldest of winter,

What’s the Deal With Detecting Bogus Businesses

Recognizing the difference between a legitimate enterprise and a scam waiting for a sucker can be difficult. Because after all, anyone can build a beautiful website, and it’s easy around

What’s the Deal With The Golden Week

The Chinese characteristic week-long public holiday, so called the “golden week,” is probably the trickiest holiday a country can offer. It inconveniently merges one weekend and two week days into

What’s the Deal With Moon Cake Trends

Whether you buy them, eat them, give them away or just want nothing to do with them, as the Mid-Autumn Festival approaches, there’s no escaping the billboard and bus stop