Best Air Pollution Masks for China

Foreigners might be creeped out by China’s mask wearing masses, but they just don’t understand how cool it is to breath worry-free in China’s...

5 Easy Ways to Stay Healthy in China

It can be hard to stay healthy in Shanghai, so we might obsess over expensive gym memberships or fancy vitamin cocktails to stay in...

Fighting Food Poisoning in Shanghai

Fight Food Poisoning in Shanghai In Shanghai during the winter season, cases of food poisoning rocket. There are more germs whizzing around than traffic on...

TCM in Shanghai: Acupuncture at Body & Soul

It's not a last resort, it's the cureWe reached out to Doris Rathgeber, TCM doctor and founder of Body & Soul, a clinic with...

Quick Facts About Shanghai Pollution

lanning on hiding from the smog indoors? Or waiting till late to go for a jog when the pollution seems to be less? Think...

Health Insurance in China: an Overview

An introduction to how health insurance works in China Though local hospitals are cheap in China, international hospitals are expensive. This means a good healthcare...

Your Must-know About Health Insurance

As an expatriate living abroad, it's both more important and more difficult to understand the details of your health insurance. Here are six points...

How To Handle Medical Emergencies in Shanghai

From deep cuts and car accidents to dehydration and heart attacks, medical emergencies can happen anytime, anywhere. How well you are prepared and how...

Shanghai Healthcare: Local vs International Healthcare

Tell expat friends that you use local, rather than expat-orientated hospitals in Shanghai, and you’ll raise a few eyebrows. Actually use local healthcare, and...

Best Hotel Spas in Shanghai

Luxurious pampering sessions at these five-star hotels From the expert service and professionalism to the fluffy slippers and thick bathrobes, these luxurious hotel spas offer...
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Shanghai United Family Fertility Treatment

At what age should you worry about your fertility? As many women enter the workforce and choose to delay starting a family until “the time is right”, women in their 30s and beyond are unaware that they are born with only a certain number of eggs....

How to Teach Yourself Chinese

Teach yourself Chinese
Learning Chinese isn't as hard as it looks. Get started with this handy guide. With all the resources available on and offline, it’s easy to teach yourself one of the world’s most feared languages.A teacher is undoubtedly useful, especially for honing pronunciation. But much of...

4 Reasons Not to Learn Mandarin

Everyone talks about learning Mandarin, but who can really be bothered? A far more essential skill is defending yourself when people ask, how’s your Chinese? To help you gain fluency in excuses, here are some reasons to put those textbooks down.1. It's selfish Yes, there...

Shanghai’s Most Famous Gangster – Du Yuesheng

Shanghai Gangster
8 Things You Didn't Know About Shanghai's Most Famous GangsterDu Yuesheng (1887-1951) made quite a mark on the city of Shanghai. Here are some things you might not know about the notorious king of the underworld.1. He was a damn nice guy. When Du wasn’t...

How to Attend a Wedding in China

If you’re lucky enough to be invited to a wedding in China, congratulations. You probably won’t be attending the legal part of the ceremony, which is usually carried out at a government office. You’ll be going to the party, which is the good part....