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JingNews Travel Series: Sanya

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Sanya 三亚 If you’re tired of the cold and looking for short break somewhere warm, then head down to Sanya! Described as the Hawaii of China, Sanya is situated on the southern end of Hainan island. The island has no winter and is warm all year round and attracts many tourists from colder parts of China, such as Heilongjiang or …

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Our Pick of the Best Private Mandarin Schools in Chaoyang

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That’s Mandarin For professional, personalised classes taught by dedicated, passionate teachers, look no further than That’s Mandarin. With branches in Beijing, Shanghai and other major cities, they also have an online school. That’s Mandarin tailors their classes for their students and offer two kinds of classes – one on one private classes, and group classes with a maximum of five …

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Meal Prep Hacks from Finger Licking Fit

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Meal prep hacks for effortless healthy cooking Eating consistently healthy is a challenge, especially in Beijing where life is all about instant gratification. When hunger strikes the countless restaurants and delivery options are ready to make life easier, but not necessarily healthier. By cooking your own meals you know exactly what’s in your food, and because of this you’re also …

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Switch Off! How to Deal with Work Overload and Stress

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Starting fresh at a new job, relentlessly job seeking or pursuing your professional career is stressful. Office hours turn into late nights and sunrises and it may be hard to switch off from the merciless deadlines, financial plans, co-worker relations and upcoming business conferences which we find our minds wandering towards in the late hours of the evening. Anxiety becoming …

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GuCycle

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Beijing’s answer to Soulcycle has appeared in the form of GuCycle, a glossy new spinning studio located near Central Park in Chaoyang. The interior is slick, sleek and modern, with clean lines and an airy, space-age white colour scheme. Booking is handled online. ugg australia bailey button Simply download their app (search: GuCycle) from the app store and sign yourself …

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JingNews Travel Series: Kunming

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Kunming 昆明 Kunming is the capital city of Southwestern Yunnan. Yunnan’s landscape is extremely diverse, with snow capped mountains and deep gorges in Lijiang and huge lakes and spectacular eroded stones in Kunming. There are tropical plants animals in Xishuangbanna and grasslands in Zhong Dian (also known as Shangri-La.) China has 55 ethnic minorities, and Yunnan is home to 51 …

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JingNews Travel Series: Lijiang and Shangri-La City

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Lijiang and Shangri-La City Lijiang is a town in the Southwestern province of Yunnan and is so beautiful that walking around the town makes you feel like you’ve fallen into a fairytale. adidas original With breathtaking snowcapped mountains, rivers and streams, clear fresh air and extremely friendly people, this is a place you can’t miss out on. The main ethnic …

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JingNews Travel Series: Nanjing

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Nanjing 南京 Nanjing is the capital city of China’s eastern province, Jiangsu and lies on the south bank of the Yangtze river. adidas homme Nanjing is a very popular holiday destination for both Chinese and Western tourists due to its rich history and long cultural heritage. Did you know that Nanjing was the capital of China for 10 dynasties? Nanjing …

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JingNews Travel Series: Chengdu and Leshan

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Chengdu 成都 and Leshan 乐山

 Spring Festival is fast approaching and everyone is frantically panicking about what to do, where to go and how to get there. I thought I could give you a couple of ideas for things to see and do whilst you enjoy Chinese New Year! During Spring Festival 2015, I travelled to Leshan and Chengdu – …

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Aerial Silks at Crossfit Slash

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Normally when people say they’re going to start getting fit and exercising, they envision going to a gym and churning out endless miles running on a treadmill, or lifting a few weights – however, now there are many fun options to get fit. Crossfit Slash Studio located on Gongti North Road offers many different classes apart from the requisite Crossfit. …

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JingNews Travel Series: Xi’an

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Xi’an 西安 The ancient capital city of China, Xi’an, is located in the central northwest of China’s Shaanxi province. The ancient city of Xi’An is more than 3,000 years old and was previously called Chang An for 13 of dynasties and was ruled over by 73 emperors. Xi’An was the main eastern terminus of the ancient Silk Road that helped …

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JingNews Travel Series: Datong

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Datong 大同 Datong大同 is a small town in Shanxi 山西 province. The capital of the city is Taiyuan 太原and it’s roughly 5 hours away from Beijing by either bus or train. nike air max 90 homme An inexpensive and convenient way to get to Taiyuan is to fly from any airport in Beijing. I took a bus from Beijing, Liuliqiao …

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JingNews Travel Series: Zhangjiajie

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Zhangjiajie  张家界 Zhangjiajie is a city in the northwest of Hunan province (湖南省). If anyone has ever seen the film Avatar then you will know what I mean when I say the Avatar Mountain. This is in Zhangjaijie, and it’s called Wulingyuan Scenic Area 武陵源风景名胜区. Wulingyuan Scenic Area is one of the 40 most famous scenic spots in China. It was …

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How to Achieve a Healthy Work-Life Balance by Living BIGG

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How to Achieve a Healthy Work-Life Balance by Living BIGG Here is Episode 10 in our Ximalaya Podcast Series about career advice and about working in China. Click here to listen to our newest guest speaker Garry Wang, Founder of Living BIGG. About Living BIGG: Living BIGG has been created to empower individuals and build communities through healthier eating and …

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JingNews Travel Series: Tantalising Tianjin

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Tantalising Tianjin (天津) Just half an hour from Beijing by train lays one of China’s four municipalities called Tianjin. Tianjin was a county town in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) and became a municipality in 1928. Through the city runs the Haihe River (海河) which flows down through Beijing before emptying into the Yellow sea. To the north of Tianjin also lies the Bohai Sea. Tianjin is one of …

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Shanghai Bloggers: What Makes the Shanghai Summer?

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It’s summer in the City and in order to get some insider tips and perspectives, JingJobs have teamed up with the new Shanghai Bloggers (a platform collecting all expat bloggers in Shanghai and connecting them with readers through the free Shanghai Bloggers App) to hear what the bloggers in the city have to say about summer in Shanghai. We asked …

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JingNews Travel Series: Yangshuo

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Yangshuo (阳朔) If you’re coming to China to either travel or work, Yangshuo must be on your list of places to visit. Yangshou is situated in Guangxi (广西) province, southern China and is a hot spot for both Chinese and foreign tourists. The hustle and bustle of West Street which is thriving with restaurants, shops and bars, along with traditional …

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Factory Fresh

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Prepare to have eating healthy made a whole lot easier! The creative minds behind Factory by Salt have created Factory Fresh. Factory Fresh creates healthy, beautifully presented, and above all, delicious meals and snacks that are waiting to be delivered to your door. Their menus feature modern, healthy cuisine masterminded by Executive Chef Camila Betin. Factory Fresh’s bespoke meal delivering …

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5 Ways to Get Fit in Beijing

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As summer creeps around the corner, you may find yourself starting to panic. The long Beijing winters are the perfect opportunity to overindulge and lie around on the sofa. Now that Beijing is beginning to swelter, take a look at 5 ways to get fit and get your beach body ready. 1. CrossFit Slash CrossFit Slash, previously known as Middle …

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