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The lives of recent Chinese graduates – Does a university degree bring a better life?


A few weeks ago I sent a very brief survey to a class of my former students as a way of checking on their progress since graduation. Out of the 20+ students I sent the questions to, 9 replied. Those … Continue reading

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The cost of living in China – How a soon to be graduate spends her money


Today I want to illuminate what life is really like for the average Chinese person that has yet to fully reap the rewards of China’s rapid development. We’ll be looking at a friend’s monthly budget up close, which I think … Continue reading

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How much does a Chinese factory worker make?


One of the fun things about living in China, is that there are very few questions that are considered off-limits (less fun when they are asking you), so I make the most of it and dive right into the personal … Continue reading

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