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Your guide to accessibility as an Expat in China read more
Mar-12th-2019 | Post by expatree

There are at least 85 million people living with disabilities all throughout China. While the country has made huge strides in working to integrate those people into society in a way that increases accessibility and promotes awareness of their needs, there are certain areas where mobility-limited expats can go to enjoy full accessibility without fear of limitation. After all, transitioning into life as an expat is hard enough without having to worry about whether or not you’ll even be able to access basic necessities and locations needed to integrate yourself into Chinese society. Alas, there are solutions abound, and many different accessible trips you can take that will blow your mind.

What To Know About Accessibility In China

On August 1, 2012, China introduced the Construction of a Barrier-Free Environment. According to the Chinese government, this regulation was designed to ensure that all newly built roads and buildings meet certain construction standards in order to provid
Ways to Eat Nutritious Food While Transitioning into Expat Life read more
Feb-11th-2019 | Post by expatree

Food habits are known as being one of the most complex aspects of human behavior, which makes them even more important to understand when moving abroad. As you adjust to a new culture, job, language and lifestyle you’ll undoubtedly feel like your entire body is out of whack. Cultivating a routine will help, while trying to adjust to the Chinese eating schedule as quickly as possible will also assit your body in finding its rhythm sooner rather than later. There are a few other things you can do, however, that will ensure you have the energy your body needs to be healthy and engage in all of the fun activities going on in your new expat life.

Start Slowly
You don’t have to get acclimated all at once. As you unpack your bags and possibly even search for your new apartment in Shanghai or Beijing, it’s important to ease into your new life. Take care of your mental health and allow yourself to enjoy comfort foods from home. Just know that eventually, you will have to branc
10 Ways Sleep Deprivation Could Impact Your Expat Life read more
Jan-7th-2019 | Post by expatree

60% of the Chinese nation state that they don’t get enough sleep. And it’s the younger generation who are particularly failing to get enough shut-eye. Survey participants cited career worries and financial concerns as leading causes of their sleep battles. As an expat entrepreneur selling via a marketplace, it’s too easy to stay up working through the night. However, in doing so, you could be putting your health, relationships, and livelihood at risk.

A good night’s sleep
The National Sleep Foundation states that adults require between seven and nine hours of sleep every night. For optimum sleep, you should avoid using gadgets at least an hour before bed as they are linked to poor sleep. One aspect you should consider is the type of bedding you require. A mattress which suits your sleep style, preference, and any medical conditions you have will help you achieve good quality sleep. You should also ensure that you regularly flip your mattress to maximize its life
I CAN! Life Skills Tournament Recap read more
Nov-15th-2017 | Post by expatree
The M&Y group is proud to present the first I CAN! Life Skills Tournament, focused on the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations. It was successfully held in Yew Chung International School of Shanghai, Central Park Campus, last Sunday with over 100 parents and special guests and 8 teams of students from various schools and countries.
 
The goal of the tournament was to bring awareness and boost critical thinking among the next generations by developing Life Skills and taking actions to make an impact, reaching the four Sustainable Development Goals we focused on: Zero Hunger, Gender Equality, Quality Education and Climate Action Goals.

The M&Y team believes that developing right skills at the young age will form authentic character and wholesome personality that will lead to successful life.

Margarita and Yuliana, founders of The M&Y group, both went through leadership programs as kids. Having experienced the positive results of personal development edu
Chinese-style Intellitax, did you pay this already? read more
Nov-11th-2017 | Post by expatree


 
Recently a new Chinese buzzword is headlined in medias, “Intellitax” (Intelligence Tax or IQ Tax), in Chinese characters, it’s called “智商税” (zhi shang shui). This is nothing to do with any tax technology instead it starts from a painful lesson that Chinese consumers paid for “overvalued” product or service affected by deceitful flowery words of advertising. Unfortunately not limited to shopping, “Intellitax” becomes a quite phenomenal public issues in marketing, entertainment, finance, even in education. In a Chinese saying “人傻钱多” (ren sha qian duo), it looks like an idiot is not tired by wasting money or being cheated, which reflects a crisis of trust behind impetuous and money driven social values.
 
While it was approaching Double 11 online shopping festival, the “Chinese-style” marketing in both Tmall and Taobao platforms played all kinds of “incentive cards” to
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