Category Archive Life in China

ByRob C

What does the Chinese Foo Dog represent?

What does the foo dog represent?

Chinese Foo Dogs, also called fu dogs or beijing lions are traditional Chinese guardians. Foo Dogs represent powerful mystic guardians that protected a family’s wealth and social status in ancient times. Fu Dogs were always put in front of important places such as temples and government buildings.

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ByRob C

How to make life more comfortable in China

VPN

 

VPN stands for Virtual Private Network.  A VPN is basically some software that you can download to make your computer think you’re in another country.   Download the VPN software, select your overseas location and voila you’re browsing your favorite sites like Google, Facebook and Youtube – which are all blocked in China.  While China has cracked down on VPNs recently there are still plenty that work such as Express VPN.

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ByRob C

Should you learn the Chinese language?

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If you’ve ever thought about learning the Chinese language, maybe now is the time to do it.  China is a country that is improving all the time – for example China’s high speed train network is adding many miles of new track every year.   China is the world’s second largest economy and has world class cities like Beijing and Shanghai as well as hundreds of other cities you’ve probably never heard of but with millions of people living in them.   The quality of life is also improving for many people.

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