While most expats returned to their home countries for Christmas I stay in Beijing and wittness an interesting mix of Western traditions and symbols in an Eastern environment.
Riding the subway in Beijing at rush-hour feels like going through a spin-cycle in a washing machine. Join me on my daily commute from Shangdi to Chaoyangmen.
Can people assimilate into a foreign culture? Do they do it automatically? Here are ten changes in my personality that might prove I'm turning into a Chinese. ;-)
To foreigners the behaviour of China and its people may seem a bit odd at times. These books may help you to better understand and appreciate this unique country.