Square Dancing Chinese Style and Other Exercise

Square Dancing Chinese Style and Other Exercise

Taiji is a popular traditional Chinese exercise but not everyone does taiji. How do people in China stay fit? Why do people choose to exercise and how does it fit into their schedule? I asked GoEast teacher Ellie Liu 刘晓丹 about her personal exercise habits and Chinese attitudes toward exercise in general.

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Wear More Clothes and Drink Hot Water

Wear More Clothes and Drink Hot Water

Why do Chinese people say you should wear more clothing and drink hot water? Have you been to the doctor or a hospital in China? Maybe you've tried some traditional treatments such as acupuncture or cupping. I asked GoEast teacher Dana Chen 陈乔丹 what happens when you get sick in China. She shared her personal preferences as well as typical Chinese beliefs and customs to treat a cold and stay healthy.

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Interview with Maria - People Make Companies Succeed

Interview with Maria - People Make Companies Succeed

A teacher turned Co-founder finds her passion behind a desk, managing operations and HR, so she can support teachers and let them focus on their own passion for teaching. Maria Mao (毛瑞) shares her experience starting and running a business, leaving her teaching experience behind her and learning about business administration and management in order to support other teachers.

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Curious About China: Riding Public Transit with 1.4 Billion People

Curious About China: Riding Public Transit with 1.4 Billion People

China has more people than any nation but fewer cars per person than nearly half the countries in the world [source: Wikipedia]. How do people get around? Public transportation! For many expats living in China, public transit is a new and intimidating way of commuting. 

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The Correct Way to Pronounce English Abbreviations in Chinese

The Correct Way to Pronounce English Abbreviations in Chinese

You probably already know some business words in Chinese and didn't realize. Did you know we use some of the same abbreviations and words for technology? Have you heard anyone ask about WiFi? or send you a PDF? While many of these abbreviations are the same in English and Chinese, some look the same but are pronounced differently.

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