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For thousands of years, China has made countless technological and cultural contributions to the world. Today the country is evolving into a dynamic economic force. Whether you’re visiting China to study trade or language, admire the Terra Cotta warriors in Xian, or run a marathon on the Great Wall of China, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the enormity of the country’s customs, ethnicities, and expat experiences. Use Matador’s archives to find direction. Contributors who have lived in various cities offer first-hand advice about cultural etiquette, useful Mandarin phrases, and the best places to dine. There are also recommendations for shopping in Shanghai and experiencing a fire massage. Matador’s photo essays on Tibet and Chinese Lunar New Year’s Celebrations and hand drawn sketches of the Chinese countryside offer insightful glimpses into lesser known images of the country.

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China Articles

Customs to know before visiting China

by C Noah Pelletier

Etiquette for ‘splitting the bill’ around the world

by Candice Walsh

8 underground cities and tunnels you can visit

by Michelle Schusterman

How to: Travel around China without speaking the language

by Aniko Villalba

Ride the world’s fastest train in Shanghai

by Joshywashington

How to get started sandboarding

by Harriet Potter

Dream job alert: Apply to work with baby pandas!

by Katka Lapelosa

10 extraordinarily useful Mandarin Chinese phrases

by Jocelyn Eikenburg

Parachuting off the Great Wall of China is as awesome as you think it is

by Matt Hershberger

Why are we giving world sporting events to Russia, China, and Qatar anyway?

by Matt Hershberger

5 challenges you’ll face as an English teacher in China

by Seth Barham

This is how China treats its internet addicts, and it’s not what you think

by Carlo Alcos

Your stomach will drop after watching how high these skywalkers climb

by Katka Lapelosa

Beijing’s air pollution is out of control [vid]

by Katka Lapelosa

What rooftop gardening looks like in China

by Carlo Alcos

How a Chinese reporter is using journalism to bring his society justice

by Katie Scott Aiton

When they built the Great Wall, I bet they didn’t expect someone to break it down like this

by Alex Scola

I’ll never diss the NYC subway again after watching this

by Katka Lapelosa
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