Sooner or later all new expats will come to hear of the Community Center Shanghai (CCS). It offers courses, support and fun trips to help family and individuals get the most out of their time in China.
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Learning Chinese
If you are a newcomer to Beijing, you may find it difficult to find a home for yourself. Here are some suggestions to solve the problem.
Aiming for the sky
In the twilight of Sept 21, 1909, Feng Ru (1883-1912) climbed into a self-propelled, fixed-wing plane he personally designed and prepared for a test flight in the Piedmont hills overlooking Oakland, California. It was six years after the Wright brothers took to the skies, and aviation had just become a global infatuation.
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- A forest of retreats on your doorstep
- China designs language textbooks for foreign workers
- Expats given sober wake-up call on perils of drunk driving
- Soar over the city on a seaplane joyride
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Magical shock and awe
Faced with a tragedy that threatened to destroy his life, Australian Vasilios Elovalis found an unlikely calling that has taken him around the world where he spreads a little magic in the lives of everyone he meets.
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- In the city's heart
- Riding sideways to success
- Between the lines
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Your Questions Answered More
Q: What are the official holidays in China?
A: New Year's Day falls on Jan.1, and people can have one day off.
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Q: What is swine influenza?
A: Swine influenza, or "swine flu", is a highly contagious acute respiratory disease of pigs, caused by one of several swine influenza A viruses.
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- Entry and Exit
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- General Information
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- Finding the Right Course
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Getting Married
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- Register Service
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Residence Permits
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- Renting a House
- How to Find a Proper House
- Things Your Should Know
- Working as An Expert
- Taxation
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Adopting a Child
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- Laws and Regulations
Other Useful Information
- Bookstores
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- Vegetarian Restaurants
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Learn to Cook Chinese Dishes
Sweet and Sour Pork
Cut the meat into slices 2 cm (0.8 inch) long, 3 cm (1.2 inches) wide and 0.5 (0.2 inch) thick. Add the salt and curry, and mix well.
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Life in Pictures
Local brands work to stitch up the market
Concert hall offers new season of delights
Iconic Bund all spruced up and glittering for World Expo
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