Reluctant Russian Heartthrob Celebrates Failure

Reluctant Russian Heartthrob Celebrates Failure

This week a Russian translator and part-time model realised his dream by finally being voted off a Chinese reality television show. Vladislav Ivanov, from Vladivostok, Russia, joined the reality TV show, ‘Produce Camp 2021’ in January. Since then, he has been kept from leaving the show by viewers continually voting for him, despite his lack of enthusiasm for the contests. Following his exit from the […]

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Understanding China

Understanding China

China is a fascinating country with a rich culture and a long history. As China takes an increasingly important role on the world stage, more and more people are interested in better understanding the country, the people and the culture. So what is the best way to gain a deeper understanding of China? Listed below are five tips for better understanding China, but before you […]

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Climbing in China

Climbing in China

In recent years, adventure activities and extreme sports have become increasingly popular across China. Alongside diving, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, skateboarding and mountain biking, climbing is proving a big hit with Chinese looking for an adrenaline fix. There are over 500 indoor climbing walls in cities across China, and government departments are encouraging all major cities to develop indoor climbing facilities. Each year there are dozens […]

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Mid-Autumn Festival

Mid-Autumn Festival

Mooncake Festival Falling on the 15th day of the 8th month according to the Chinese lunar calendar, the Mid-Autumn Festival is the second grandest festival in China after the Chinese New Year.  On the festival day, family members gather to appreciate the bright full moon, tell stories of the moon to the children, eat moon cakes, and express love toward family members and friends who […]

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Homosexuality in China

Homosexuality in China

China is home to the world’s largest lesbian, gay and bisexual population, there is a long and well documented history of homosexuality in China and homosexuality is legal in China. However, despite these facts which suggest a positive attitude towards homosexuality, the situation for many LGBT people in China is still complex, with many individuals facing discrimination and struggling for acceptance. Historians suggest that homosexuality […]

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How many Valentine’s Days does China have?

How many Valentine’s Days does China have?

In China, younger generations have enthusiastically adopted a number of western festivals, including Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas and Valentine’s Day, much to the annoyance of traditionalists who fret over the Westernisation of Chinese culture.  What is interesting about China’s adoption of February 14 Valentine’s Day is that China already has special days which celebrate love and romance. In fact, Chinese couples are now able to confess their undying […]

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New Year Lockdown in Wuhan – UPDATE

New Year Lockdown in Wuhan – UPDATE

UPDATED – 28 JAN 2020 Coronavirus outbreak, has now claimed a total of 106 lives, infected over 4,529 people in China and spread to 13 countries. Wuhan, the city where the virus originated, has been in lockdown since 23 January 2020.  Some of the Domino Chinese students, inclduig Daniel who was interviewed by the BBC, are among the millions affected by travel restrictions which have […]

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Authentic Chinese Cuisine You Absolutely Must Try!

Authentic Chinese Cuisine You Absolutely Must Try!

Without a doubt, one of the highlights of any trip to China is the opportunity to sample authentic Chinese cuisine. In fact, there is so much great food to choose from the biggest problem you’ll have (besides overeating and putting on weight) is deciding which of the country’s mouthwatering dishes you should try. Fortunately for those looking to sample the very best of authentic Chinese […]

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Celebrating Christmas in China

Celebrating Christmas in China

For many of the 900,000 expats living in China , the upcoming Christmas and New Year holidays are a time to take a well-deserved break, catch up with loved-ones and enjoy some traditional festivities. But how popular is Christmas in China? How is this most western of festivals celebrated? And where in China is the best place to get in the festive mood? Well firstly, Christmas is […]

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Singles Day 11/11

Singles Day 11/11

How China’s anti-valentine’s became the world’s biggest shopping day Not only does China celebrate Valentine’s three times a year , but the country also has an anti-valentine’s celebration, known as Singles Day (光棍节), and it’s become the world’s biggest shopping day. While Chinese society continues to exhort traditional family values , there remains enormous pressure on young people, especially women, to marry, settle down and start families before they […]

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