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10 Lesser Known Spots Beijing Locals Think You Should Go

Beijing off the Beaten Track Once you've seen the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, 798 and Nanluoguxiang, you'll probably want to dive a bit deeper into all that Beijing has to offer. With that in mind, this week we present a list of 10 lesser known Beijing attractions you should definitely [...]

By |September 5th, 2018|Tips and Guides, Travel|0 Comments

Guestblog: Chinese EV Startups Move into the Fast Lane

What's Behind the Boom in New Chinese EV Makers? Maybe you’re thinking about buying a new car or are still wondering which car is right for you. If that is the case, then you should definitely consider an electric vehicle or EV. They didn't start when Elon Musk announced the Tesla Model S, [...]

By |August 22nd, 2018|Business in China|0 Comments

Guestblog: 5 Ways to Prevent Yourself From Feeling Overwhelmed While Learning Chinese

So you’ve taken the exciting step of learning Mandarin Chinese. You’ve got all your tools lined up: your phrasebook, dictionary, learning app, Youtube channels...the works. For the first couple of days, you rush headlong into your learning, and it seems to pay off quickly. You get a few words or basic phrases under your belt [...]

Yunnan’s Forgotten Nakhi Kingdom, Rediscovered

The Nakhi (also spelled Nashi or Naxi) first came to the attention of the Western world in the 1950s with the publication of Russian explorer Peter Goullart's travelogue "The Lost Kingdom". In it, Goullart describes his time living in Lijiang, the traditional cultural center of the Nakhi, during WWII. Of course, the region and [...]

By |July 25th, 2018|Chinese Culture, Tips and Guides, Travel|0 Comments

Introducing: Hutong School Sydney

Hutong School Down Under Big news from the land down under! Hutong School Sydney is here and ready to start its first classes in August. Ahead of the grand opening, we sat down with Joanne Li from the HTS Sydney team to learn more about the newest Hutong School.  Why [...]

10 Shanghai Must-Sees Your Tour Guide Didn’t Tell You About

Shanghai off the Beaten Track So you've been to the Bund for a mandatory skyline picture and fought the crowds at Yu Gardens and Tianzifang. You strained your neck looking at the skyscrapers in Lujiazui, dutifully marched through five floors of bronzes and ceramics at Shanghai Museum and pretended to understand contemporary art at [...]

By |June 29th, 2018|Tips and Guides, Travel|1 Comment

Guestblog: 7 Ways to Save Money in China If You’re a Student

Making Every RMB Count If you are currently pursuing higher education in China, then being restricted in spending is probably not new to you. Food, clothing, apartment/dorm, public transport, parties, holidays – these are the things learners spend the most of their money on. Add to this some costs you have to [...]

By |June 13th, 2018|Tips and Guides, Travel|1 Comment

Expat Young Professionals Panel Recap

Young Professionals, Assemble! As China's economic clout grows, it's no surprise more young people are flocking here to develop their careers through internships and language study. But what happens when your program ends, your visa expires, and it's time to go home? For many expats, a stint in China used to be seen as [...]

By |May 30th, 2018|Business in China, Hutong School|1 Comment

Millennial to Millennial: Meet our Panel!

Ahead of next week's young expat professionals event, we sat down with our panel members to get to know a bit more about what makes them tick, how they ended up in China, and what advice they have for other young expats looking to establish themselves in China.   Armando Flores Chiu: Business Development Manager @ [...]

By |May 16th, 2018|Business in China, Tips and Guides|1 Comment

Hutong School Alumni Stories: From Shanghai to Marrakesh

This week, we have a special interview with a former Hutong School student, Delphine. She studied Chinese with us in Shanghai during an Erasmus exchange program and recently participated in the 4L Trophy. 4L is a humanitarian student rally that takes every year in the deserts of Morocco. Participants must drive across a variety of [...]

By |May 3rd, 2018|Chinese Classes, Chinese Culture, Interview, Travel|0 Comments