The Weird and Wonderful viral Trends of Taiwan

With the cinnamon challenge and all that business regarding the Harlem Shake, you could forgive the West for thinking they were unbeatable when it came to weird viral trends. However, no one has anything on Taiwan, where the internet is seen as a platform to expose the zaniest and most nonsensical trends. Don’t believe us?…

The Richest Women in China

We recently published an article that looked at the richest men in China, a country that is creating millionaires and billionaires at a faster rater than any other. Of course, wealth isn’t dominated by men in this country just like it isn’t dominated by men in other countries. There are plenty of female billionaires and…

The Ten Richest Men in China

The Chinese economy is suffering a little right now, hemorrhaging money left, right and center. It seems that the years of exponential growth are over, and just as China looked set to pass the US as the richest country in the world. However, this is still an economy with a very bright future and it…

Stocks in China Fall for a Second Day

The main stock markets in China have seen another sharp fall this week, as concerns grow about the state of the country’s economy. The Shanghai Composite, which is the main stock market in China, fell more than 7% on Tuesday, after dropping by even more than that on Monday. What’s more, these falls come after…

The Internet Culture in China

Things are a little different in China, but you probably already knew that. What you might not have known, is just how different it is. If you have played online games, have used online chat rooms and online gambling sites then you might have bumped into a number of people from China, but they tend…

Surprising Popular Pastimes in Taiwan

You probably already know the basics of Taiwan. This is a country that loves its nightlife and its night markets. It is a country where food is a both an art and an adventure, a country where you can drink the best teas and enjoy the best snacks. But what about the lesser known traditions…

The Most Impressive Polyglots Ever

We’re all about languages here on Chinese Connects and we’re impressed by anyone who can speak many of them. There are many bilingual speakers in this world and many multi-linguists, all of which have dedicated themselves to perfecting more than one language. However, the people who impress us the most, and the people who deserve…

Celebrities Who Speak Multiple Languages

Learning a new language earns you a lot of respect from your peers and if you’re anything like us, then as soon as you discover that a celebrity is a multi linguist, your opinion of them will go through the roof. As it happens though, we don’t hear a great deal about actors, singers or…

Popular Meals in China: Eat Like the Locals

We recently completed an article on the most popular drinks in China, including alcoholic drinks and non-alcoholic drinks. This is a vast country and one with many top food and drink producing areas, so as well as a wealth of interesting drinks to sample, there are also a number of unique and delicious dishes to…

Popular Drinks in China: Drink Like the Locals

One of the most confusing things that can face a tourist in China — particularly a Western tourist — is a fully stocked supermarket shelf. Everything is written in a different language, there are few of the brands you recognize and it’s hard to know what’s good and what’s not, and more importantly, what everything…