Ping Pong Diplomacy: cross-cultural understanding as an American in China

To find the origins of Ping-Pong Diplomacy one must look back to a  tense period in modern history; the Cold War era between the West and the East, the Capitalist U.S. and Communist China. Zero communication between these two geographical heavyweights for almost two decades since the Communist leader Mao Zedong took over in 1949….

Next level: teaching in China

With 1.357 billion people in 2013, China represents almost 20% of the world’s population. Of these 1.357 citizens, there is a significant need for education. China’s state school system offers nine years of compulsory education. Additionally, the Chinese government has placed a high priority on developing education. The education system in China includes pre-schools, primary…

A brief history on Islam in China

They began as merchants Islam has been in China for 1400 years. Twenty years or so after the death of Muhammed, Muslim envoys came overland from the Middle East. Consequently, the majority of Muslims in China are today still predominantly in the northwest and southwest. The introduction of Islam to China occurred relatively peacefully. They…

The City University of Hong Kong

An overview The City University of Hong Kong is an educational institution based at the center of Asia s most happening city i.e. Hong Kong. CUHK was started as in 1984 as a town Polytechnic but later was converted into a university in the year 1994. It is one of the eight tertiary institutes established…

How to answer tell me about yourself in an interview

Often, many candidates thoroughly prepare to be well equipped for any potential questions before attending interviews. However, these preparations may be focused on overly technical aspects, that those simple questions could be the process s undoing. For instance, Tell me about yourself, is a frequently asked question in the interview process. It could be hazardous…

Thank you letter for interview: how to

Among the major worries that job seekers encounter after an interview are questioning whether they did, in fact, make an impact on the interviewers and if indeed they will land the role. The concern is well founded because interviewers may encounter dozens of candidates just like you within the same time frame as you. However,…

China vaccines for the health conscious traveler

Take it seriously Traveling to China for a short holiday is very different than staying there for a year or so for an internship or new teaching job, so getting your vaccines is sometimes necessary. Some parts of China are at higher risk than others for certain diseases. This article will help you to understand…

HR interview questions: How to succeed in your interview

Human resource personnel are a central part of any organization as they bridge the gap between the company and the employees. They are the most responsible people for the welfare of the employees, recruitment, selection, salary and remuneration, and performance appraisal. The HR personnel deal with other central issues that are directly related to the…

Questions to ask an interviewer to guarantee you the job

One of the primary mistakes that many people make when they appear for an interview is considering it as a one-way street. It is, however, imperative to understand that during an interview, while you are being assessed and evaluated, you have the right to evaluate the employer as well. And there is no better way…

Interview hairstyles, which style is best?

Your hair is the crown of your personality, next to your personal fashion, it describes you and how you d like to be perceived. Women with long straight hair are thought to be efficient, ladies with naturally curly hair are considered to be risk takers while those with very short hair are supposed to be…

Chinese good and bad table manners

There is nothing more comforting and enjoyable than sharing a meal with your friends, family, and loved ones. However, table manners and etiquette is crucial regarding significant business outings and big social gatherings. This article will further elaborate on the table manners and etiquette in China. Respect the Host If you are invited as a…

Top 10 cool places in Beijing to check out

A city that has been a heart of China s history for centuries, Beijing is a place of transformation that is reshaping itself for the 21st century at full tilt. There is so much to see and do in the city that it s hard to decide where to start. Here is a list of…