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Common Customs of China
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Customs of China

The Chinese are a lot more relaxed about some of their customs than other Asian cultures. As a waiguoren (Westerner), you're not expected to necessarily understand various customs, so you'll be let off the hook to a large extent.

It doesn't hurt for the foreign barbarian to be a little civilized every now and then. Read on for advice on specific customs.
 
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Bad Words in Chinese
Communication & Others

China CussingSometimes, you just gotta let it all out. Whether it’s with your friends or just some complete pigu muncher, curse words do come in handy – whatever the language.

 
How Many Bad Words in Chinese Do you Need to Know?
 
 
 
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Home Help for Families in Shanghai
Communication & Others

Living in a foreign country can be challenging, but there are many options for expats and their families to settle in more quickly and easily. One advantage of living in Shanghai is the numerous household service options that can be catered towards their everyday life. Housekeeping services can be hired by the hour, by the day, and there's even a live-in option. Other selections include pet sitters, babysitters, nannies, tutors, and even family drivers. Housekeeping services have established a strong presence in the local expat community and are a great option for freeing family time from household chores.

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Family Grocery Shopping in Shanghai
Shopping & Leisure

Join the scrum at your local wet market, or head for the nearest international supermarket for peace of mind. We've got your shopping info here, including the latest online, direct-from-farm and organic grocery information.

International Markets
Online
Specialty Online
 
 
International Markets
 
City Shop Shanghai Centre
Shanghai Centre, B/F, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu,
南京西路1376号, 上海商城B楼, 近西康路

Tel: 6215 0418

8:00am-10:30pm
 
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Religious Services in Shanghai
Communication & Others

Shanghai not only is a city of diverse businesses ranging from local owned companies to multinational Fortune 500 companies but also is a city of multifarious religious groups. The diverse choices in religious options include Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Judaism, Islamism, various forms of Christianity, and many more. There are numerous options catered towards different types of people including formal church gatherings, guest lecturers, and even like-minded group meetings. Some noteworthy temples include the City God Temple (at the heart of the old city), Longhua Temple (built in the Three Kingdoms period), Jade Buddha Temple (famous Buddha carving), and St. Ignatius Cathedral (one of the largest catholic churches in Shanghai). 

 
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