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China’s Horoscope for the Year of the Dog

China’s Horoscope for the Year of the Dog

According to the Chinese zodiac, we've just entered the Year of the Dog. Let’s shake some paws and wag our tails for that! The Year of the Dog officially starts on Feb 16, 2018, bringing with it new advantages and challenges for China. In the name of preparedness and silliness, we've consulted the stars and our crystal balls to bring you our horoscope for China in the Year of the Dog.   Photo: Patrick Kwan First, let’s take a step back and look at how the Chinese zodiac works. The zodiac consists of 12 animals, each representing a year in the lunar calendar. Each sign has a certain set of characteris... Read More>>
Learning These Skills Will Help You Find a Job in China

Learning These Skills Will Help You Find a Job in China

These days you need some hard skills if you want to find a job in China. As a foreigner, speaking English or having a college degree just isn’t enough anymore. When it comes to finding a job in China, getting a promotion, or negotiating a pay raise, learning new skills will go a long way. It’s easy to say you’re a good communicator or a computer whiz, but do you have a certificate t... Read More>>
The Reality of Raising Kids in China.

The Reality of Raising Kids in China.

I always knew that parenthood would be a challenge, though I assumed that I’d be doing it in my home country instead of China. In many ways it's what I imagined parenting to be like but raising Chinese-Australians here does present some interesting challenges: Everyday Life The boys’ childhood has been anything but traditional by Chinese standards – actually it’s bordering on rebellious. The... Read More>>