Shanghai Guides by SmartIntern

Check out our comprehensive guides, straight from SmartIntern:

Getting Started in Shanghai 

  • Click here for EVERYTHING you need to know, from how to order a taxi, to imported foods, to finding the best gym- inside you'll find phone numbers, contact info and more how-to's for everyday living in Shanghai. 

China Blogs

Following are some of our favorite China blogs & news sources.

Expat Mags

  • SmartShanghai - Stay up-to-date with art, music, dining and Shanghai nightlife
  • Shanghai 24/7 - Music and art-oriented with the occasional urban life feature, 24/7 is your first stop for anything in the art scene

Expat Blogs

  • Living a Dream in China - A down-to-earth girl shares her experiences and advice on moving to China and daily life
  • Shanghai Street Stories - Great blog featuring articles full of everyday street happenings; architecture, alleyways, local perspectives

Shanghai Living

  • ShanghaiGuru - American expat Corey Sheridan is the go-to source for advice on living in Shanghai and touring China, and is the author of the book China Living: A Practical Guide to Living & Thriving in China 
  • Virtual Shanghai - Ever wonder what Shanghai looked like in the late-1800's? Virtual Shanghai has the most comprehensive database of photographs & maps of Shanghai we've seen
  • China Simplified - From China Simplified: "Exploring the language, history, people & more through quick, interesting reads making the country and culture super-accessible for a busy world."

China News

  • chinaSMACK - Ever wonder what's going viral on the Chinese internet?
  • Shanghaiist - Although quality is hit-or-miss, Shanghaiist posts multiple news articles each day about China and Shanghai
  • The Nanfang - News from the South: Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Dongguan
  • ZGBriefs - Weekly postings of news and articles based on both English and Chinese language sources

China Business 

  • China Business Review - Run by the US-China Business Council, includes weekly and daily updates on business and policy in China
  • Think Conveyancing - Property Conveyancing in China, Australia, and beyond

Chinese Language

  • Nommoc - An app to learn to write Chinese
  •   Pleco - The best Chinese language learning app on the market
  •   italki - Great resource to find online Chinese language teachers at extremely affordable rates



China Podcasts

This is a collection of some of our favorite China podcasts- have fun exploring!

China Business Cast

  • China Business Cast is a podcast featuring experienced entrepreneurs and business people making things happen in China. If you want to learn from on the ground accounts of how business actually gets done in China, this is the podcast for you.

Sinica Podcast

China History Podcast

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