2nd and 3rd Cities are Becoming Popular with Expats in China

A scene of Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province Photo:VCG Going back and forth from China and his home country of France since 2010, Thomas Claret has only lived in small cities: Lanzhou in Gansu Province for two years, Huai’an in Jiangsu Province for three years and Yancheng in Jiangsu since September 2017. […]

University vs Training Center

What’s the difference between teaching in university and teaching in training center? The video below may tell you the answer. Youtube Video: Teach English in China: Pros and Cons | Training Schools vs. Universities

Small City vs Big City

Youtube Video: Cost Of Living In China *HOUSING* (2018) Small city is not a city underdeveloped, with no advanced infrastructures, but a city relative smaller compared to the tier 1 city including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. Some people are swarming into big cities for a high salary. But some […]

Richelle: Living in a Tier 2 or 3 City in China

By Richelle, former English teacher in China For me, the decision on which city in China to move to was pretty arbitrary- Shenzhen or Ningbo or Shanghai? Most city names were completely foreign to me, and after a round of research, I realized that I was open to going, well, […]