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Labor Day in China Holiday Stories Posted by on Apr 27, 2020

A Guide to Telling the Time in Chinese

This Friday is Labor Day (劳动节 láo dòng jié) in China and many countries around the world. Commonly known simply as “5-1” (五一  wǔ yī), it’s one of many short public holidays in China. Actually, it used to be one of three Golden Weeks (黄金周 huáng jīn zhōu) but it was shortened in favor of…

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What’s it Really Like Working in China? Posted by on May 4, 2015

In the last post, we looked at the workforce in China – past, present, and future. Since the late 1970s, China has been undergoing one of the greatest transformations in the history of the world, going from a predominantly rural, agricultural, state-owned economy to a more urban, privatized economy focused on manufacturing and infrastructure. Thanks…

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Chinese Public Holidays Posted by on Dec 7, 2012

As an American living and working in China, now is the time of the year that I get the most homesick. On Thanksgiving, I miss Grandma’s cooking, the big family dinner, and of course, American football. While Christmas in Beijing isn’t so bad – thanks mostly in part to the drunken shenanigans of the annual…

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