Dining Etiquette in Hong Kong

In Hong Kong, communal eating is essential to everything from family life to concluding business deals. Here are a few rules and customs worth following to make sure you end up with food—and not your foot—in your mouth.

Identity and the Foreign Population in Hong Kong

Dual nationalities in Hong Kong are a product of a city that is proud of its multicultural past. Learn more about the history and interaction of locals and foreigners in the city, including the effects of language barriers.

The Importance of Sports and Games in China

The government of the People’s Republic of China takes sports so seriously that they’ve written it into their law, guaranteeing the opportunity for every citizen to get physical. Learn what the top sports are and how certain games can help you make friends on the mainland.

What is the Social Climate in Hong Kong?

If the American dream is based on the pursuit of happiness, the Hong Kong dream is based on the pursuit of success—ambition and hard work are the keystones of life here. Learn more about a society that very much believes in bettering oneself, as well as what to expect when you visit.

China’s Colleges & Universities

More than fifty Chinese universities accept foreign students and function similar to Western institutions. Authors Barbara and Stuart Strother go over the basics of studying in China, including the most popular universities to attend and the cost of tuition.

Chun Jie: Spring Festival in Beijing

Chun Jie celebrates the beginning of the new Chinese year. Like most Chinese holidays, its exact date varies slightly from year to year, depending on the Chinese calendar. Author Shannon Aitken discusses the holiday’s traditions and why this may (or may not) be a great time to visit Beijing.

Moon Living Abroad in Beijing

Shannon Aitken has all the insight on what it’s like to live in Beijing—she’s made the move there herself. In Moon Living Abroad in Beijing, she offers firsthand advice on navigating the language and culture of this exciting metropolis and outlines all the information needed to settle down abroad in an organized and straightforward manner. […]