Welcome to our website. This website focuses on present-day China and common life in China. We would like to reveal today’s China and its culture, lifestyle and people.
What's your impression of China? How much do you know about China?
Is China really like what you read about in the media?
＊Meeting people in China is as easy as walking down the street. People will come up to you and ask if they can practice their English by talking to you and the next thing you know, they will ask you to join them in whatever it is they are doing.
＊When one thinks of a communist country they think of a repressive government that controls the people in all aspects of their lives. I imagined armed guards with machine guns stationed at all major sites and a predominant police presence. I couldn’t have been more wrong.
＊When I tell a Chinese friend I've got a headache, I don't hear: 'oh, that's quite annoying' but 'Why haven't you seen a doctor yet!' Or within five minutes from that conversation they appear in front of your door with enough medicines to start your own pharmacy.
＊Unlike in some countries where one can see heavy presence of the police force patrolling the street, generally in China, the unarmed security guards are keeping the peace in the street and generally it is peaceful.
＊It may seem to some that it would be necessary to speak Chinese in order to live and function in China. After having spent half of my time in China during the last four years, I can testify to the fact that being able to speak Chinese in not necessary for living in China.
We have put together a free ebook, designed to show you-- China through the eyes of people who have visited and lived there, along with a native Chinese perspective. The book was written with the general public in mind and is expected to be helpful for anyone. It deals with the informational needs of tourists, students, business travelers, and many others. A reader can begin with any of the 3 Parts of the book, depending on their interest. Part 1 of the book is a collection of writings by foreign visitors (with one exception) that reveal their personal experiences and opinions. The contents of the ebook focuses on the following topics: Impressions of China, Experiences in China, and Interaction with Chinese people.
All of these pictures were taken by our contrubutors, and we hope these pictures can show you a real China. Not just the best part, not just the worst part, or only the most interesting; but our desire is to show you a real cross-section of the country.
Pictures are grouped by cities, starting from North China, and furthur sub-divided by topics.