2012 Chinese Zodiac Sign Fortune Forecast – The Dog!

The Dog is incompatible with this year’s “Tai Sui”, and remaining stagnant can harm the Dog’s fortunes. And so this year should be filled with changes. Dogs should go out and move: go on a trip, visit new places, move to a new house, change residences, find a new job, etc. Mobilization will be good for the Dog’s …

2012 Chinese Zodiac Sign Fortune Forecast – The Ox!

For people born under the sign of the Ox, 2012 will see a continuation of 2011’s good fortune. However, despite this general good luck, there may be some bumps ahead. This is – in general – a good year, but there will be quite a few struggles to deal with. A powerful competitor will appear in your professional life, and as such will require you to work much harder than usual. Learn to be flexible in order to succeed. …

The Emotional and Financial Cost of Divorce in China

On December 29, 2007, a day before New Year’s Eve, Jiang Yan jumped out of her apartment, located on the 24th floor of a Beijing residential building. An ambulance was summoned but it was too late. Jiang was pronounced dead on arrival. It was her second attempt, having tried to overdose on sleeping pills just …

Gao Kao - A Problematic System for College Admission

Besides the Spring Festival, June 7th and June 8th, when the National Higher Education Entrance Examination (or commonly referred to as Gao Kao) are held, are probably two of the most important days for many mainland Chinese. Gao Kao is an academic examination held annually in the mainland, and has long been used as the …

“Balanced” Faces, Blood Type, and Zodiac Signs: China’s Weirdest Job Requirements

When it comes to weird job requirements, China definitely takes the cake. In the midst of a booming economy, job seekers are discovering that their diplomas from China’s most prestigious universities may not be enough. A quick run-through of the local job ads shows quite a number of interesting “requirements”. One Beijing school’s recruitment ad …

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