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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7 American habits I lost when I moved to China

by Lauren Hom

Drone video captures Shanghai from a different perspective

by Katka Lapelosová

5 things Ticos can learn from the Chinese

by Deborah González

These new cars in China have filters so you can breathe fresh air while you drive

by Sarah Wolfe
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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
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20 real world places that have inspired Disney movies

by Matt Hershberger
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5 things I never expected to learn while teaching English in China

by Audrey Schoeman
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Go In Peace: Seven Asian War Destinations

by Chris Tharp
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14 of the world’s most dramatic waterfalls

by Hal Amen
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15 lesser-known ruins of the world

by Hal Amen
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10 signs you were raised by a Chinese mother

by Karen Lo
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The top 12 places for teaching English abroad

by Kelly Lalonde
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