Thursday, September 14, 2017

Speak Mandarin and Love Kids? You Could Get Paid $110,000 a Year at the Zuckerberg's

By Asia Pop Culture

Rumors are running wild on Chinese social media right now that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is looking for a Mandarin-speaking nanny who will be paid upward $130,000 a year for her (or his) work. The rumors are linked to a nanny job posting on which has recently been circulating around WeChat groups of Chinese living and working in Silicon Valley. That job posting listed all the usual requirements: 3+ years of experience, a bachelor's degree, a love for children, basic medical training, and wait for it ...... must be fluent in Mandarin.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

25 Things Not to Do During Chinese Ghost Month

By Asia Pop Culture

Ghost or Yulan Festival in Taiwan
According to Chinese tradition, the Ghost Month falls on the seventh month of each Lunar Calendar year, and Ghost Festival (中元節) is on the 15th of the Ghost Month.  Right now we are already in the Ghost Month of 2017 since it falls on Aug. 22.  However, according to several Feng Shui masters, June is a leap month in this Year of Rooster (The Chinese Lunar Calendar has a leap month about every three years), so that means year 2017 gets a double dose of the Ghost Month!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

VPN Ban to Close Loophole of The Great Firewall

By Asia Pop Culture

Citing 'people familiar with the matter', Bloomberg reported last month that China’s government has told telecommunications carriers like China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom to block individuals’ access to virtual private networks (VPNs) by Feb. 1, 2018.

Monday, July 31, 2017

A Giant Panda-Shaped Solar Farm Opens in China

By Asia Pop Culture

China just built a 250-acre solar farm in the shape of a giant panda opening to the public this week outside of Datong (大同市) in Shanxi province (山西省).  This massive plant is actually built by Panda Green Energy funded partly by the United Nations Development Fund.  Once completed, the plant will provide upwards of 100 megawatts of clean energy.  It was announced that the project's first stage was already operational last month.