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Why can construction crews work at night?

Franziska Jung, a teacher at Shanghai German School Pudong Campus, asks Shanghai Daily why construction teams can get a government license to work at night, disturbing nearby residents trying to sleep.A: ...

January 6, 2014, Monday


The dos and don’ts for visiting would-be in-laws

An American expatriate asks us:I'm going to visit my girlfriend’s parents soon. Any dos and don’ts that I should pay special attention to?Chinese families with foreign sons-in-law or daughters-in-law ...

November 11, 2013, Monday


Picking boogers and strumming guitars

An American expat asks us:Why do many taxi drivers have one long fingernail? Is it to show they are not manual laborers?A: Some Chinese men grow their nails long on the pinky finger, which often confuses ...

November 4, 2013, Monday


International schools easy to find in key districts

An expat asks us:How many international schools are there in Shanghai? And which district hosts the most?A: There are more than 20 international schools that provide education for expatriate children ...

October 28, 2013, Monday


Bearing Baby Gifts

Editor’s note:This “Ask Shanghai Daily” column, which runs on Monday, serves as a platform for expatriates to ask questions about things that puzzle them during their stay in the city. An American expat ...

October 21, 2013, Monday


What you need to apply for Shanghai Residence Card

A British expat asks us: Can expats get a Shanghai residence card? If so, what are the criteria?A: Yes, they can.Foreigners can apply for the Shanghai Overseas Talent Residence Permit, which was introduced ...

September 23, 2013, Monday


Escalator safety comes first

Editor’s note:This “Ask Shanghai Daily” column, which runs every Monday, serves as a platform for expatriates to ask questions about things that puzzle them during their stay in the city. If you have ...

September 9, 2013, Monday


Use these tips to navigate Chinese banquet tables

An American expat asks us:I have important business meetings that often involve having dinner with Chinese business people. I don’t want to offend them, so I was wondering what are the dos and don’ts ...

September 2, 2013, Monday


Tipping can lead to some astonishing reactions

A Scottish expat asks us:Should I offer a tip when I get good service at local restaurants?A: The answer to this question is a bit complicated. It’s a question of culture, and in a big metropolis like ...

August 19, 2013, Monday


The dos and many don’ts of gift giving in China

A British expat asks us:Are there any rules about giving gifts in China? What types of gifts should I give to locals? Which ones should I avoid?A: China has a long tradition of giving gifts. We give presents ...

August 12, 2013, Monday




 

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