ECA International has released their latest report on the cost of living for expatriates.
Shanghai beat Beijing to be the most expensive city for expats as compared to all other cities in China as well as Asia Pacific. Globally, it is the 8th most expensive in the world. Ouch~
In all, 220 cities were surveyed and prices for food, daily essentials and other basic costs were factored.
You can read the full report here.
Table credits : Asia One
Peking University or "Beida" or 北大 is one of the oldest and finest universities in China.
Established in 1898, in addition to rich traditions, the university is known for their blend of traditional architecture with modern infrastructure.
My friend, J, who moved to Beijing some time back, and unofficially my "Beijing correspondence" contributed these photos:
Many has lamented on the loss of meaning in the Chinese language words were in Simplified Chinese instead of Traditional Chinese.
I found this posted by an anonymous someone from Weibo.
If you understand Chinese, you would understand the illustration below on how some words has been stripped of its original meaning.
If you don't, I shall attempt a bit of translation by indicating the main word, followed by the meaning of the words in red in bracket:
1) Love (Heart)
2) Hometown (Man)
3) Righteous (Me)
4) Direction (Written code)
5) Close (Meet)
Mandarin has become one of the most popular language of choice.
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