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What Does Losing Face Mean? The Importance of Face in Chinese Culture

July 28th, 2015 | By Jason McBride
Public shame or embarrassment in Chinese society might cost you more than your pride. Find out how to save face and avoid the unspoken cultural pressures of life in China!

10 Chinese Idioms Also Used in English

July 21st, 2015 | By Diana Xin
Chinese idioms can seem like a mystery to Chinese learners. But the good news is, there are Chinese idioms that are easy to learn because they have equivalents in the English language!

Using Credit Cards in China: Do's and Don'ts

July 13th, 2015 | By Charlotte Edwards-Zhang
How credit card friendly is China? Will you be forced to use 100 yuan Mao's during your entire stay? Find out the do's and don'ts of using plastic in a cash based society.

Reading Chinese Signs: 6 Essential Words to Know

July 6th, 2015 | By Julie Tha Gyaw
Chinese signs are hard to understand, even for Mandarin learners who've studied Chinese characters. That's because these signs aren't written in everyday language.

Chinese Insults: How to Name-Call Like a Pro (Part 2)

June 30th, 2015 | By Diana Xin
In the second installment of this 2-part series, we take a look at Chinese name-calling involving animals.

Chinese Vs. Western Entrepreneurship

June 19th, 2015 | By Michael Hurwitz
Entrepreneurship in China is unlike any other in Western countries. See how different environments and mindset breed different startups.

5 Things Chinese Women Love About Western Men

June 17th, 2015 | By Charlotte Edwards-Zhang
Ever wonder what Chinese women think about dating Western men? Get an exclusive peek into the minds of half a dozen Chinese women, who tell us what they like best about dating a foreigner!

Chinese Insults: How to Name-Call Like a Pro (Part 1)

June 9th, 2015 | By Diana Xin

There are times when you want a few good insults up your sleeve for a good name-calling. Here are some easy-to-learn Chinese insults you'll be able to whip out when the time is right.

5 Funniest Chinese Tattoo Fails

June 1st, 2015 | By Michael Hurwitz
Wrong Chinese tattoos can be one of the most hilarious things if you're aware of what the mistakes are. We've put together 5 of the funniest Chinese language errors ever inked onto someone's skin.

What to Expect When Dating a Chinese Guy

May 19th, 2015 | By Charlotte Edwards-Zhang
Read about 7 things Western girls should know before dating a Chinese man.