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A Letter From China
Infrequent, irreverent, and irrelevant snapshots of daily life in China
website that tells you how it really is in China!
Dedicated to ordinary people who need a simple point of contact and local information about life in China, especially Canton & Cantonese
Chinese New Year of the Earth Pig
|A Letter from China
• A Letter From China
A series of irregular, irreverent & irrelevant snapshots of daily life in China.
China Expats welcomes Cynthia Muak to our team of contributors. Cynthia offers a foreigner's view of China in the decades before and following 'Openness'. Much has changed since, and much has not; her experiences
are extremely interesting and lead one to deeper understanding, and especially how these affected her life in Hong Kong.
Cynthia's 'Wonders of China' is now complete, and reflects China as expats know the country. These stories are very readable, a must for those interested in Chinese history and culture. 'Wonders Four', Compass,
is an Expat's delight, what a laugh!
Jonno has not added new content for some time, due to publishing his books. He will return with several catch-up missives over summer 2016.
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Please see our new Kung Fu section here.
For those looking for genuine Kung Fu instruction
in Foshan, Guangdong, China, China Expats are
pleased to direct students to:
This new Kung Fu Academy based in the heart of Foshan City, offers instruction in many forms of Chinese martial arts, including: Wushu, Shaolin, and Wing Chun.
We are a free information provider, we do not run courses, we are not an agency. We do not actively promote any of companies, or get any reward for featuring them.
This is information ONLY! What you do with it is up to you...
Other Foshan Kung Fu schools, of which we have personally visited three. All offer traditional Wing Chun instruction, but are limited by being local clubs offering a few hours evening training, a couple of times per week.
None offer fully inclusive packages.
China Expats are not agents for any of the schools mentioned, we simply provide an information service, and our information is limited to what we discovered when we discovered it, and things may have changed since - especially prices
or class schedules.
Shandong Kung Fu:
|We list several good training
schools in Shandong province, notably:
Yantai, offers complete Kung Fu courses
from 1 week to 5 years.
Learn Wing chun and other traditional
Chinese Kung Fu disciplines in Kunyu mountain
shaolin kung fu academy.
Martial Arts Academy, Rizhao, Shandong
Dragon Mountain Martial Arts Academy
offers various martial arts such as Tai
Chi, Qigong, Xing Yi, Wing Chun, Kickboxing,
and of course, Shaolin Kung Fu, with the
best masters and well-equipped facilities.
Traditional Kung Fu & Wellness School
We offer high quality, all-inclusive
kung fu training to meet the needs of
both Chinese and Westerners; those wanting
to immerse themselves in traditional Kung
Yangshuo Kung Fu, Guilin,
There are numerous Kung Fu schools in
Yangshuo, Guilin, that offer many disciplines
of martial arts. Some are dedicated solely
to Qi Gong or its modern offshoot Tai
Chi. Others offer full instruction in
many other forms, most notably Wing Chun,
Shaolin, and Hun Gar. Guilin is one of
the most picturesque parts of China, and
Yangshuo is away from the city smog.
Foshan Kung Fu:
Learn Wing Chun style Kung Fu in Foshan
The schools mentor is Gwok Fu, and it offers serious courses in Wing Chun style helped by other master's who help keep Ip Man's legacy alive and thriving in modern Foshan City.
Training is offered 6 days per week with two x 2 hour sessions per week, per course. We do not have current prices or class schedule, please arrange tuition with the club directly yourself.
Please contact the club directly at http://www.simwingchun.com/en/index.aspx for latest prices and timetable.
You can also contact their English speaking receptionist, Mapershila: email@example.com
|• Traditional Chinese Holiday Cottages, Guangdong:
New for 2011 we offer a choice of two traditional homes in a rural village near Jiu Jiang Town. These properties have been renovated and restored in typical traditional style and are ideal for confident travellers who want to
discover the real China!
We offer housekeeping and private drivers as part of the package
|This website is awaiting core update, thank
you for your patience.
| • New Family Visit Visa:
New Visa for Foreigners with Family in China (Including overseas Chinese). New Rules: June 2010 - Very Important! New 'Family Visit Visa' now processed for our Director Jonno.
• Z Visa Problems:
A good friend of ours recently suffered because the University processing his work permit application - lost his paperwork. Do not presume, and ensure you have a valid visa!
Read his story here - it may apply to you also!
|• Guangzhou Metro Map - 2010 version includes Airport, Punyu, Canton Fair and Foshan line - In English and Chinese.
|• Transfers to China from Hong Kong
New page added telling you the most stressless and economical ways to do this
|• Chinese Food:
Fruit, vegetables, gourds, fungi, and weird ingredients added to our recipes section - If you have no idea what it is, then this section tells all with pictures, how to, and cooking methods.
• ! Full ABC Index , Chinese Regional Cooking ,
How to cook Fish
A new section for September 2010 details how to do simple DIY jobs around your home in China.
|• Chinese Literature:
Reviews the 4 great Classic Books of China: Dream of the Red Chamber, Outlaws of the Marsh (The Water Margin), Romance of the Three Kingdoms, and Journey to the West (Monkey).
We also include the fifth great work: The Plum in the Golden Vase or Jin Ping Mei (Banned Chinese erotica).
• Music Downloads pages updated with new easy to use format, more links and more information about famous Chinese singers and bands
• Classical Chinese musical instruments section extended - now offering free info and streaming of:
'10 Chinese Classics', Banhu, Erhu, Guqin, Guzheng, Pipa, Suona, and Xun
• Chinese Opera is reviewed in a new section devoted to classical Chinese culture, includes: Peking Opera, Yue Opera, Huangmei Song + many others.
|• Music Section:
A new section with many downloads of notable Chinese instruments and classic tracks - try the
|• Chinese TV & Films Section updated - Kung Fu Info, Artists, and free Film links now online
Includes all major Chinese cities, and many cities and towns in Guangdong Province.
|• 22 page Foshan City Guide
|• Shaoguan District Guide
| China Expats are based in Foshan City, Guangdong Province, China.
|We provide free information, resources
and advice for foreigners in China, or those looking
to learn more about this mysterious and fascinating
country, its culture and traditions.
Our expertise relates to the Cantonese world,
which we support and promote for its diversity
and uniqueness. However, we do not restrict ourselves
just to Canton, but cover the whole of China,
and have developed relationships with other Expat
websites and clubs all over Southeast Asia. We
are also a Hong Kong Registered Company with offices
in Sheung Wan.
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|China Expats are dedicated to:
1. Promoting international understanding between world
2. Pursuing opportunities for Cultural Exchange
3. Providing free resources and information for anyone
in need of advice
|China Expats, your bridge between East and West.
Advice & resources for tourists, businessmen, students,
and foreigners living in China.
Your smile is your biggest resource, use it generously
English translations of articles
relating to women's issues. Practical advice on health,
fitness, folk art, shopping, fashion provide a closer
look at Chinese culture
British Foreign Office
Advice for Travellers
Personal Email Updates
Chinese Embassy in UK
Information About China
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UK Embassy in China
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& Free Online Chinese Language Portal
Chinese reference sheets, tests & revision aids.
Easy learning format & hear Spoken Words
|Excellent online Chinese Language school.
MeetMandarin is a premier online Chinese tutoring school where you can learn Chinese via Skype through 1-on-1 sessions. Start with a free trial lesson now!
|All About Cuisines
"carry on the tradition …by sharing your culinary experiences in China, Paul"
Please visit the site which is packed with food information from around the world, perhaps recommend your favourite grocery
shop or restaurant (in China?).
The website of my good friend, and editor, and well worth a look.
|Down The Road.org
We Traded Our Ordinary Lives For a Global Bicycle Touring
Us in China
| "The difference between a stumbling block and a stepping stone is the way you use it"
Feng Shui, Past Life Regression Therapy, Shamanic Practitioner, Earth Healing.
We are currently accepting a limited amount of interns into our 2014 Internship in China program. This program is designed to help you create an exceptional career that begins... in China.
|Talessman's Atlas of World History
Great maps of world history
Feed is Wi-Fi or ethernet, overhead 5Mb. Cool. Plug in power and connection cable, and watch - currently 274 premium channels, and over 3,100 free ones. Channel listing here.
Register with OBS-China.com and we will allocate you an address in the USA. You can then shop online at any USA website and have your merchandise delivered to the USA address. We will forward it to you in China.
A non-tourist guide to live in China, especially for Expats
Airport Transfers in all parts of China - Book online
Based in Shangri-la,
Dedicated to Exploring Remote Areas of China
Committed to Nature Conservation and Preserving Ethnic
Cultures & Traditions
International health insurance
plans for Expats in China
Your 1-stop China maps site
Hire a car in China
Music Downloads: Faye Wong now has her own page: more...
Learn about Chinese History
|Veg, Fruit & Gourds
|Not sure what it is,
whether to eat or cook it?
See our Recipe Index