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A better life in Guangzhou|Canton Local Resource Guide

Music to Your Ears: Musical Instrument Shops in Guangzhou

Once you have your visa sorted and have got your head around all the differences of a life in China, it's important to keep up with your hobbies and interests to really settle in. While plenty of expats ease into a life of drinking and going out to nightclubs, there are still plenty of hobbies you can enjoy at home. Playing musical instruments provides a great way of relaxing at the end of the day, and once you have bought the instrument, it's a free night in! Even if you fancy 'experiencing the culture' and learning one of those funky-looking Chinese instruments, there are plenty of shops in Guangzhou selling all kinds of musical instruments. Just don't disturb the neighbours!.

Guide to Shenzhen-Hong Kong Border Crossings

For many expats living in Shenzhen, crossing the border to Hong Kong is something of a regular occurrence. Depending on what type of visa you are on, you may be required to exit Mainland China every 30 days, or indeed you may be able to come and go as you please. For expats living and working in Shenzhen, the most obvious choice is to cross one of the several land or sea borders and head to Hong Kong. Many people just do a quick u-turn and head straight back through China customs, whilst others may spend a couple of days taking advantage of shopping and leisure opportunities.

How do chinese celebrate Chongyang Festival

An elder throws a dart during a sports meet in Fanchang County, east China's Anhui Province, Oct. 26, 2009. A sports meet was held at the Chengnan Park to celebrate Chongyang Festival, a traditional festival for elderly people, marked on the ninth day of the ninth month of the Chinese lunar calendar, which falls on Monday.(Xinhua/Yang Hua)

The realationship between Macao and solid backing

During an interview prior to the 10th anniversary of Macao's return to the motherland, Ho thanked the central government for its solid backing to the region since Dec 20, 1999, saying such support has helped Macao meet multiple challenges and overcome many difficulties, ranging from the SARS epidemic in 2003 to the current global financial crisis.

Beijing International Tourism Festival

An impressive drum performance marked the prelude of this year's tourism festival, with 60 Chinese traditional drummers kicking off the ceremony, while sending their birthday wishes to the motherland. Female drum players and water splash drummers also brought the drum performances to a climax.

Experts description Old Summer Palace

China has been actively seeking the return of overseas relics during the past decade through purchases at international auctions, donations by private collectors or overseas Chinese, and increasingly through diplomatic means based on international conventions.

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