Colours in Chinese Culture

Colours in Chinese Culture

Colours in Chinese culture have many associations. In this blogpost we look at the meanings behind some colours and their contexts. To wear green hat is widely thought to mean the wearer’s partner is unfaithful. Although this story goes back to 14th century China, it...
How do I pay in China?

How do I pay in China?

If, like me, you’re heading off to China soon why not join our Learn China @ Waterloo crash course. We cover all the basics of China in just 2 hours. Sign up here. How do I pay in China? With my first trip to China for a few years coming up I’ve been asking myself,...
Business Cards in China

Business Cards in China

Whether social, business or work- related, business cards are a vital part of social interactions in China. Of course, one reason is that business cards are an easy way to exchange information. However, the symbolism and treatment of business cards in China goes...
Chinese Speaking Celebrities

Chinese Speaking Celebrities

Chinese Speaking Celebrities If you’re asked to name 3 Chinese speaking celebrities, I bet I can guess who you’d go for. Jackie Chan, Jet Li and Lucy Liu, right? One thing that can make Chinese feel so alien is how little we hear it in media. The Chinese celebrities...