Blog Category - Chinese Culture

Mandarin Month: An Extensive Chinese Language Guide to Your Skin Care and Makeup
Due to the 40 percent likelihood of rain today, we are postponing our Mandarin Month Social on the Q Bar roofdeck to Sunday, June 25, which ca
Mandarin Month: How to Order a Pizza in Chinese
Due to the 40 percent likelihood of rain tomorrow afternoon, we are postponing our Mandarin Month Social on the Q Bar roofdeck to Sunday, June
Mandarin Month: Is it Offensive to Be Called a Laowai?
Due to the 40 percent likelihood of rain on Saturday, we are postponing our Mandarin Month Social on the Q Bar roofdeck to Sunday, June 25, wh
R Forbidden City Will Organize A Memorial Service for Selfless Peasant He Gang from Henan Province on June 22
On May 30, the 54-year-old He Gang was one of six people who passed away during an engineering accident on a construction site for the Shijiazhaun
Mandarin Month: BITC Students Share How Their School’s Caring Staff Makes All the Difference
In the lead up to our Mandarin Month mixer on June 24, Sunday, June 25
DP A Beijing Expat's Shaolin Kung Fu Odyssey
When most foreigners think about kung fu, the last thing to likely cross their minds would be a petite, glamorous redhead from Azerbaijan.
Mandarin Month: Protect Yourself With These Chinese Phrases for Condoms and Birth Control Pills
In the lead up to our Mandarin Month mixer on June 24 June 25, where yo
DP Aiya to Zhajiangmian: The Complete A-Z For Beijing Newcomers (or Visitors)
Even after surviving several cycles of the sun in Beijing, it can still seem like a crazy world out there, but between the chaos it can often be j
Mandarin Month: Untangling the OBOR Initiative and Belt and Road Forum
In the lead up to our Mandarin Month mixer on June 24 June 25, where yo
DP "Keep It Alive and Find a Way"; The Creative Entrepreneurs Defying Beijing's Street Business Crackdown
Even though their doors have been blocked by bricks, and bars have been fixed to their windows, many streetside Beijing businesses have remained s
Mandarin Month: How to Ask About Your Favorite Upcoming Concerts (and Rant About the Canceled Ones)
In the lead up to our Mandarin Month mixer on June 24 June 25 where you
Cultural Stereotypes Perpetuated as China Media Reports Foreigners Unequivocally Hate Cilantro
Food is, by far, the topic that expats in China are questioned about the most. But, strangely, it always seems to be about the same things. For ex
R Traffic-Violating Expats Used by Police to Teach Chinese "Awareness of the Law"
In China, many traffic regulations are broken by both expats and locals alike. And yet, even though Chinese media has shown a preference for focus
Mandarin Month: Your Local Lingo Guide to Chiming in About Beijing’s Brick Wars
In the lead up to our Mandarin Month mixer on June 24 June 25, where yo
Mandarin Month: How To Make Friends with your Taxi Driver
In the lead up to our Mandarin Month mixer on June 24 June 25, where yo