China

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.

China Articles
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You’ll soon be able to take a road trip from Moscow to New York

by Morgane Croissant
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I’ve been in and out of China for twenty years. Here’s what Americans get wrong about our country.

by Lilian Min
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5 off-the-radar ancient villages in south China (that don’t charge entrance fees)

by Gaetan Green
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Customs to know before visiting China

by C Noah Pelletier
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Etiquette for ‘splitting the bill’ around the world

by Candice Walsh
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8 underground cities and tunnels you can visit

by Michelle Schusterman
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How to: Travel around China without speaking the language

by Aniko Villalba

Ride the world’s fastest train in Shanghai

by Joshywashington
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How to get started sandboarding

by Harriet Potter

Chinese woman crosses continent and pays thousands to rescue 100 dogs from Dog-Eating Festival

by Alex Scola

Powerful images of Mother Earth retaking what was hers

by Morgane Croissant
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This reverse walking tour of Shanghai is one of the most original travel videos we’ve seen

by Blaze Nowara
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The 18 funniest Chinese expressions (and how to use them)

by Jocelyn Eikenburg
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5 ‘must-have’ Shanghai experiences

by Sam Bleakly
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How to parent like the Chinese

by Yilin Wang
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How to piss off someone from China

by Yilin Wang
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5 fitness trends from China we should bring to the US

by Lauren Hom
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5 honest questions Americans have for you, China

by Matt Hershberger
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