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China: The good, the bad, and the ugly

  • Post by Charissa
  • November 2, 2016
China

Some of the best advice I've ever received about teaching English in China is to expect the unexpected.  To the vast majority of people, China is a place of mystery, and if you believe the news, a pretty scary place. Some expats in China have mostly good experiences, and other expats have mostly bad experiences. Yet truth be told, China is neither a good or a bad place; it's just a place that is different from your home country. Whether you see the good or see the bad depends a great deal on your worldview and if you view life as a glass half empty or Read More

Top Shenzhen Attractions

  • Post by Charissa
  • May 10, 2016
Shenzhen

Shenzhen is a modern, sunny city in the south of China that enjoys warm weather all year round. After you visit these top five places, you will be able to discover the beauty and charm of Shenzhen for yourself.

  1. Shenzhen Happy Valley    
One could spend the whole day at this amusement park with its 350,000 square meters of pure fun. Best of all, it's one of the few tourist locations in Guangdong province rated 5A by the Chinese government for safety, cleanliness, sanitation and transportation. Shenzhen's Happy Valley is separated into nine areas by theme: Spanish Square, Cartoon City, Mt. Adventure, Gold Mine Town, Shangri-la Woods, Sunshine Beach, Typhoon Bay, Playa Maya Water Park and Happy Times. Basically, it's a park with a little someth

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Why A VPN Is Essential In China

  • Post by Tony
  • September 7, 2015
Great Firewall of China

So you’ve decided to jump in and move to China! Congratulations! Now what do you do?As you have more than likely heard, China has an extensive firewall set up. A firewall is a virtual ‘wall’ that restricts internet access to sites. Like other Asian countries such as Thailand and Singapore, China is not shy about doing this. In fact, China’s firewall is infamous- often times referred to as The Great Firewall of China.

The Construction of the Notorious Firewall

The Great Firewall is officially known as Operation Golden Shield and started as an effort to restrict the ability of oppositional parties in China. As it grew the firewall also turned into a method by which the Chin

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