China’s Culinary Culture: Chinese notorious street food!

Your Pocket Guide to Street Food in China If you have been to China, then I'm sure you have wandered around the markets and tried some street food. The food in such markets varies markedly from different regions within China. For instance, if you are in Beijing, then I'm sure you have been to, or [...]

By |August 5th, 2021|Chinese Culture, Tips and Guides|0 Comments

Here’s How To Play Chinese Chess

Guest Post by Ashlie Lopez Chinese chess is called Xiangqi And is played widely in china. The same family as the chaturanga, western chess, shogi, and Jogi, Chinese chess is also a two-player board game. Known as Xiangqi in the West, it is a widely played board game in China and is played widely worldwide. [...]

By |June 16th, 2021|Chinese Culture, Fun Facts, Tips and Guides|0 Comments

The future of doing business in China – an interview with Mr. Biao Wang

We've written a lot of articles about doing business in or with China, and we thought that a better way we could gain further insight and understanding was to interview an expert. We spoke to Mr. Biao Wang, a China and UK Business Consultant, about the upcoming trends for Chinese modern business culture and more. [...]

By |June 4th, 2021|Chinese Culture|0 Comments

3 Top Tips on How to Haggle Like a Pro in China

How to master haggling in China? I'm sure if you've been to China, you would have experienced haggling. Haggling is part of Chinese culture and like any great skill you might need some practice before you can master the art of it! So here are three top tips to help you haggle in markets or [...]

How to Network in Chinese?

Your Pocket Guide to Networking in China Networking is very important for any student or professional who wants to make the most of their time in China. As the saying goes, good "guan xi" (connections or networking) is essential to doing long-term, profitable business or having a good career in China. As networking events are [...]

How to Celebrate Chinese New Year’s Day at Home

In this complete guide you will be learning about how to celebrate Chinese New Year at home! Due to the pandemic, many of our foreign students cannot come to China to celebrate, so here is a brief guide to help you learn, join in, and celebrate this special holiday wherever you may be!  But before [...]

Post Quarantine Pickup – Video Games

Whether you’re stuck in quarantine in China, stuck at home like the rest of the world, or just trying to get your life back to normal. We understand you’re probably going stir crazy these days. Week one went from being super productive to now starting wine time at 11 AM. We don’t blame you, it’s crazy times now. [...]

By |May 26th, 2020|Chinese Culture, Hutong School|0 Comments

Coronavirus Series Part 3: Individual Experiences within a Large Group

We recounted in our previous two blog posts that the Chinese government took extreme measures to contain the COVID-19 epidemic. In response, companies thought up innovative ways for customers to stay up to date and keep their lives in order. But in the end, it’s all about these individuals, and how they hold up during [...]

By |April 22nd, 2020|Chinese Culture|0 Comments

Coronavirus Series Part 1: A Government’s Response to an Epidemic

For the past months, the world has been caught up in the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. Originating in China, recent developments brought the attention to other Asian and Western countries. But let’s take a look back to see where it all began. In our Hutong School 3-part series, we give a comprehensive overview of [...]

By |April 7th, 2020|Chinese Culture|0 Comments

End of a Decade, New Beginnings for the 2020 Metal Rat

2020 may have started in the West already, but in Asia and China, we’re not there yet. With Chinese New Year right around the corner, let’s take a look at the past decade and important developments that took place! 2010 On November 11, the ‘Singles Day of the Century” took place, raking [...]

By |February 1st, 2020|Chinese Culture, Holidays and Festivals|0 Comments