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Colours in Chinese culture

Colours in Chinese culture

Colours in Chinese culture have many associations. In this blogpost we look at the meanings behind some colours and their contexts. To wear green hat is widely thought to mean the wearer’s partner is unfaithful. Although this story goes back to 14th century China, it...

How do I pay in China?

How do I pay in China?

If, like me, you're heading off to China soon why not join our Learn China @ Waterloo crash course. We cover all the basics of China in just 2 hours. Sign up here. How do I pay in China? With my first trip to China for a few years coming up I’ve been asking myself,...

Business cards in China

Business cards in China

Whether social, business or work- related, business cards are a vital part of social interactions in China. Of course, one reason is that business cards are an easy way to exchange information. However, the symbolism and treatment of business cards in China goes...

Chinese New Year – The first 3 days

Chinese New Year – The first 3 days

This is our second blogpost on Chinese New Year 2018, the first one was about Chinese New Year traditions. This post is about the stories of the First 3 of 15 Days of Chinese New Year, and what you can do in London. Today is the first day of the new year according to...

Chinese New Year Traditions

Chinese New Year Traditions

Chinese New Year traditions explained   There is sometimes confusion for non-Chinese people about what and when Chinese New Year is. This Friday 16th February is the first day of China’s lunar calendar, so New Year’s Day. A later blogpost will deal with other...