by Tess Humphrys


Getting my first hair cut in Ningbo

One of the potentially most traumatic things a girl has to go through is finding a new hairdresser.

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By Annika Hoeltje

Doing training in Shanghai: So much to learn

I experienced first-hand why in China you have to create situations where the participants feel comfortable enough to speak up.

By Duncan Anderson

Coping in China

Living in China has its charms, and it has its drawbacks. To cope with one of these drawbacks, I had many tricks up my sleeves.

By Kyle Goldberg

Discovering charms of China with my mother

What absolute surprised me was the joy I felt rediscovering (with my wife and mother) the allure that had initially attracted me and kept me here. What I do know is I will be more than willing to take a trip down memory lane again.

By Bhavna Singh

Trysts with the Wonderland

The fast-pace of change which has resulted in cultural transformations all over the world is also openly visible in China but the visual treat for one's eyes from its colourful milieu is hardly seen elsewhere.

By Jim Gibney

What ma shang really means

In the Chinese dictionary the word "mashang" consists of the Chinese characters ma (马), which is "horse" and shang (上), which is "on". So literally, “mashang” means at horse speed. This is about the fastest speed that things get done in China.

By Adam Benson

Team bonding, Chinese style

As an English Teacher, one of the perks of my job is to go on a company holiday every year.