How to Order Chinese Newspapers, Magazines and Books in Canada

Matters Regarding Ordering Domestic Newspapers, Magazine, and Books

One of the most common complaints we hear from students who leave China to study abroad is that they feel out of touch with their local community when returning.

While major magazines and websites like cnn.com or china.com will cover the major events in the country – they often miss the local news (about local businesses, sports teams, and cultural events.

You may be thinking that these things are easy to find on the Internet, but the reality is they’re not.  Local news websites in China are infrequently updated and most locals rely on print newspaper to stay in touch with their community.

Because of this, we decided to write a post about how students can find and subscribe to local newspapers while they are outside of China. Continue Reading →

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Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in Higher Education

Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in Higher EducationThe Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of Quebec, Canada (hereinafter referred to as the two sides) on March 14, 1980, December 23, 1986, February 25, 1994 and August 27, 1999, signed on the Higher Education Memorandum of Understanding. After 22 years of close cooperation, the two sides have developed a relationship of cooperation in the field of higher education. In order to further promote the development of higher education in China and Quebec, and to strengthen the cooperation of both institutions. Both sides want to update the way of cooperation in order to more effectively achieve the goals of cooperation. To this end, the two sides have reached the following consensus:
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Plan A Trip For You and Your Friends!

Tired of all work and no play? Sure focusing on your studies is important but so is letting loose and treating yourself for all the hard work you've been doing! There are plenty of inexpensive options for students, especially if you can arrange to travel in a large group. There are plenty of all-inclusive resorts in tropical places like the Bahamas! You could also take a trip to Europe or check out some of the all-inclusive cruise options that are available to student groups! Usually, the bigger the group, the less expensive, overall! 

There are plenty of websites available to student groups that offer cheap alternatives to upscale vacation plans. Check out sites like Cheap Caribbean or Cheap Tickets! If you don't want to plan it out alone, hiring a travel company could be a little more expensive up front, but they can usually find you a super low deal with their expertise! Whatever you decide, there are a bunch of fabulous vacation packages for you and your friends. 

When traveling outside of your comfort zone it is important to prepare at put your safety as a top priority. You don't want to be in a new place that is supposed to be fun and run into any hang-ups! Make sure you and your friends talk to your cell-phone providers about traveling outside of the country. Most of the time, especially if you are not a frequent traveler, roaming charges are expensive. You can avoid these charges by investing in a cell phone from companies like Wind! Wind provides unlimited roaming for as little as fifteen dollars a month with no contract cell phones! That means you can call anyone you want for your entire trip for only fifteen dollars… no hidden fees or sneaky charges! To find out more about these awesome plans for cell phones, click here. Now all you have to do is stay in contact with your friends and have a great time! 

Finally, when traveling outside the country, make sure to keep track of key items such as your identification card, or passport and any credit or debit cards you have. A good idea is to keep them all secure and together and leave them in your hotel or suitcase when you don't need them! 

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A Taste of Canada!

When I visited Canada a few years ago I was pleasantly surprised by the culture and architecture. Old world meets new world in a sort of industrialized romance. In other words, there is an air of the forgotten, an air of the historical, while still providing a youthful energy in music and fashion. It is truly a wonderful place. Not to mention the French culture that is so ingrained into the Canadian ideology. I had the luxury of visiting Montreal and I had a wonderful time. The food, the fashion, the night life… was all quaint while at the same time revealing. If it is your first time in Canada, or even your first time traveling beyond the walls of your homeland, don't fret! Here are a few tips to traveling in a new place like Canada! 

1.) Be Alert
While traveling in a new place it is important to always maintain an awareness of your surroundings. This is especially important because you are unfamiliar with them. 

2.) Travel With A Group 
Make friends and other people you can trust. Taking a short walk alone isn't harmful, but traveling with a group is the best way to ensure that you are safe and secure while still having the luxury of seeing and experiencing new things! 

3.) Organize Your "Things" 
The main "things" you need to keep track of while abroad are your ID card, source of money, and keys. After that, everything else is pretty much a materialistic luxury! As long as you have a system of keeping track of these items you can't run into too much trouble abroad. After all, you don't want to be locked out of your lodgings late at night in need of a locksmith (we’ve used Northampton Locksmith). Keeping all of these items together, always returning them to the same place, and only removing them when absolutely necessary is the best way to ensure their preservation! 

While traveling you shouldn't have to worry! This is a great time in your life to experience new and exciting adventures! By preparing first you can ensure you have the best possible time during your stint abroad! 

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All My Friends Are Getting Married This Summer!

It seems like once Summer hits, weddings and parties explode into our everyday lives, especially in your early twenties. Where there was once snow and slush, there are now party invitations and streamers! I can't say I blame those who wish to celebrate their most special events in the beauty and splendor of the Sun and warmth. There is something intoxicating about a beautiful Summer day. I recently attended four weddings in three weeks! I ended up attending two weddings in the same weekend! The other two weddings were destination weddings, which had they been on the same weekend, I obviously would have had to choose between one or the other. So what's up with all of this romance in the air? Does Summer just make people fall deeper in love? 

Summer Love 
Many songs have been written about it, movies have been made about it and I'm sure every one of us can bear witness to a "Summer fling", so there must be something to this idea of Summer and love being so closely knit. Of course, people get married and have other celebrations, engagement parties, baby showers, etc. during the other months of the year. However, it seems once April hits, the Summer is chalk full of unions between close friends and family. To put it simply, people just seem to be happier during the Summer months. There is literature supporting the notion that once the cold front sets in, people become "seasonably depressed." So, following that rationale, the opposite would be true for the Summer months. More sun than equals more happiness, which leads to more "love" and luckily, more wedding parties! 

The "Cons" of a Summer Wedding 
Often times, people may hold off on having a Summer wedding because of the extreme heat. No bride wants to see smudged makeup in her wedding photos! It's also a very busy season for chapels, churches, reception halls, etc. which sometimes makes it hard to pin down your dream "date"! Finally, your guests' itineraries are going to be booking up, as well. This could make it hard to get all of the most important people in attendance. Ultimately though, Summer weddings are a truly beautiful experience. After all, there's nothing more beautiful than flower girls coming down the aisle in their flower girl dresses spreading their rose petals down below while the Sun is shining! 

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Summer Holiday Destinations in Canada

Canada is a country where summers almost always mean fun-filled outdoor activities. Probably because of the short summer season, Canadians are committed to making the most out of their time in the sun, so to speak. With an area of almost ten million square kilometers blessed with abundant wildlife, pristine rivers and lakes, evergreen forests, long coastlines and mountain ranges, in addition to its culturally-rich metropolitan areas, you will have plenty to do in Canada during the summertime. So, if you have not made any definite plans yet on how to spend your summer vacation in Canada, then here are a few places to consider.

Going to Europe may be expensive but going to Quebec is not. The sights of Quebec City will remind you of France – cobblestoned streets, tall cathedrals, boutiques, cafes and bakeries, 17th-century buildings and of course, the French-speaking people. You need not rent a car to go around Old Quebec, the only walled city in North America, as it is small and exploration by foot is very doable. For the duration of your visit, you can stay at the small hotels outside the city walls or at the many bed and breakfasts that offer accommodations and meals at a reasonable price.

While in Quebec, you can join a 6-night river cruise along the St. Lawrence River, which will take you from Quebec City to Kingston, Ontario. The relaxing feeling of a river cruise will be reminiscent of the one you have probably already enjoyed on the Mekong River in China; and with Quebec City’s old world charm, it will be like you are in a river cruises on the Danube. However, if you would really like to have the authentic experience of European river cruises and have the budget to do so, you can click here.

Another viable summer destination is to go horseback riding in the Canadian Rockies. Depending on available finances, you can go for a trail ride or have an overnight stay. What you will see on this trip are spectacular mountain scenes and wildlife. If you want, you can go fishing in the mountain lakes, too.

For a cultural experience, you can opt for the Montreal Jazz Festival, which takes place for twelve days in the last days of June and first days of July every year. In here, you will get to see world-class performers showcase their talents in the numerous events during the festival. If you have the extra cash to pay for it, you can attend the ticketed theater shows. If not, don’t worry since entertainment will not be in short supply at the free outdoor concerts.

Whether you are the outdoorsy and adventurous type, or whether you have preference for the arts and culture, Canada will always have something enjoyable for your summer holidays.

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How Immigrant Chinese Students Can Supplement the Money They Get from Their Sponsors

Immigrant Chinese students can surely find many opportunities in Canada. By getting a degree in one of Canada’s many prestigious universities, immigrant Chinese students gain so many opportunities to work in so many different sectors both here in the country and abroad. Luckily for them, there are many organizations out there that seek to award financial help to bright young immigrants. Through the help of such organizations, many immigrants from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, and other countries are able to receive quality education in Canada.

However, despite receiving enough money from their sponsors for basic living necessities and schooling, immigrant Chinese scholars often find themselves not having enough money for recreation. Although many organizations don’t see the value of recreation, most immigrant Chinese students and sociology experts know that engaging in recreation is a great way for the former to relieve the pressures of living in a foreign country. Immigrants, wherever they may come from, face additional stresses that non-immigrants don’t face. For this reason, they need to be able to deal with such stresses, and engaging in recreation is one of the ways they can do so.

Luckily for immigrant Chinese students, though, there is an easy way for them to supplement the money they get from their sponsors, and this is through binary options trading. Through binary options trading, immigrant scholars have a great way of investing their money whilst learning about finance and the economy.

Binary options trading is very easy; the biggest consideration people have to face when doing it is actually choosing a brokerage to work with. Unfortunately, many of the brokerages in operation, despite being legitimate, actually offer bad business deals to their clients. For this reason, people need to make sure that they are actually working with a brokerage that actually goes out of its way to ensure their clients’ success. To most Canadian immigrants, the best binary options brokerage happens to be Banc de Binary. Most of the traders residing in the country, both immigrants and non-immigrants, have created binary options trading accounts with the company and enjoy availing of their services regularly.

Why is Banc de Binary the most trusted brokerage among Canadian immigrants? For one, Banc de Binary’s services are actually offered in many languages. Immigrants can have binary options trading explained to them by Banc de Binary in their own language. Also, many immigrants find that they have an easier time placing profitable trades when they use a platform that employs their native language. Since Banc de Binary is the brokerage that offers services in the most number of languages, most immigrants prefer doing business with them.

Young immigrants will also be glad to know that the brokerage also employs experts that can get in touch with the company’s clients at any time. Because of this, clients of the company can get expert help when it comes to making difficult trades at any time. Through such a perk, even the most financially illiterate of the brokerage’s clients are able to profitable trades most of the time. If you are an immigrant Chinese student who is of legal age, you definitely should consider doing binary options trading. By doing binary options trading, you will have enough money to do things you can’t afford to do right now.

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Thoughts about Single-Sex Schools

schoolSingle-sex schools or what others refer to as same sex schools have a long list of advantages. However, the fact still remains that this is not for everybody. There are some students who opt learning in an environment that allows them to internet and build relationships with both sexes. And with gay and lesbian or what we refer to as third sex continue to multiply, attending a coed school often sounds more fun. But generally speaking, where should a parent enroll his child? A website called http://health.usnews.com/doctors/lawrence-jaeger-139854 features derma exert Lawrence Jaeger who is beginning to become more vocal on his thoughts about schools and his ideas might just guide you.

Specialized learning

Men and women learn in different ways; or should we say learn in different material in a flexible way. Because of this, coed schools are known to building a curriculum that will cater both sexes. There are some children who find difficulties on this and needs better and more thorough method of teaching. This can be found in single-sex schools. An all-female school discuss generally in a girl’s perspective which is very helpful for ladies out there who needs lessons taught in their own viewpoint. The downside of this is that your child’s learning abilities may somehow be limited on his viewpoint only. Flexibility remains important and this is what parents must consider.

Personality concerns

Girls have way too different personalities compared to boys. The clash of these two often leads to different outputs but they usually end up balanced. Deeper understanding about male develops when girls get to hang out with them more often, and vise versa. Furthermore, character and attitude are more likely to be built with a stronger base when men and women enter one school because they get to be exposed on various attitudes and personalities, guiding them to who they really want to be.

Interaction with other sex

The way you interact with another sex is taught both at home and in school. However, learning by seeing is also a great way for a person or a teen to define the right ways of interacting with others, especially with the opposite sex. Now this is not always achieved when your child is in a same-sex school merely because everybody in there is male or is female. Visual learning is then sucked out of the picture. On another angle, many parents believe that interaction with the opposite sex can be learned without actually seeing examples. This means your child can easily determine that hugging and kissing in public is not good even without seeing kissing couples being reprimanded in school.

Flexible learning

In coed schools, males are often labeled as weak in language and arts while female are labeled as weak in science and math. Because of this kind of stereotyping, men and women are often pushed on their respective areas without even having the chance to expose the areas where they are deemed weak. With single-sex schools, ladies and gents don’t have any other choice but to explore all subjects and they don’t have to deal with stereotypes and/or expectations as to where they are weak and where they are brilliant.

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An Easy Way to Cope With the Canadian Climate

Kanadische FahneComfort is important for everyone, no matter whom you are and no matter where you come from. If you have emigrated from one country to another, it can be very difficult to settle in. You are facing a new environment, new working practices, and a new climate.

One of the best ways to ensure your comfort, especially if you are a student who needs a comfortable place to study, is to make sure you have a good HVAC system.

Just the Beginning

HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. These systems help to keep your environment at a comfortable temperature and free of odors and dust.  The system basically conditions your air so that it is safe to breathe.

However, having and HVAC system is just the beginning. While it can help you to keep your working area, and living area, at a comfortable temperature, regular maintenance is required to keep your air conditioning unit is tip-top condition.

One thing that must be done regularly is the replacement of the filters inside the unit.  The filters will, over time, become clogged with particles of dirt and dust and will eventually become less than effective.

Clogged filters can also lead to a breakdown in the unit and a much shorter lifespan than it should have.  Because HVAC systems have two purposes, it is important that these filters be replaced every 3 months.

Blowing Hot and Cold

HVAC systems are not just responsible for keeping your work or home area cool during the hot summers; they also provide your heating in the colder months. And, here in Canada, the temperatures can swing wildly between summer and winter.

Filters that are not replaced cause the furnace to struggle to keep up. This means it will fail to keep your place warm in the winter and your summer air won’t be so nice to breathe either.

Whom Do I Call?

You can change the filters in your HVAC unit yourself but you must ensure it is completely disconnected from the power first. The best filters we have found are Lennox filters. These are high quality filters, easy to fit, and designed to ensure that your HVAC unit runs in peak condition!

If you are unsure on how to fit them, although they do come with full instructions, please consult your HVAC manual.

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Essential Advice For Foreign Nursing Students

nursestudentOnce the initial culture shock of coming from China to Canada has gone then you will see that the country actually has a great deal to offer student nurses.

While Canada has a sophisticated healthcare system and has a great number of Canadian nurses, bringing in foreign students not only benefits them but benefits the system too. Indeed there has been an annual increase for the past decade of foreign students coming to Canada to learn about nursing and many stay and go on to have great careers in the country.
There are a few things that you need to know before embarking on your studies in Canada itself.

Most universities and places of higher education accept foreign students and some will even offer grants and scholarships as a result. This can be a great way to get tuition and other living costs paid for while working towards a useful and career focused qualification. Normally nursing requires a few years of learning at the university then a few at an actual hospital so that you gain firsthand experience. This is common throughout North America.

A vital tip and something that is regularly passed on from foreign student nurses is shoes. When searching for the best shoes for nurses review this site which covers the best option for nurses taking your size and other measurements into account. Why is this so important? Well if you are going from sitting in a lecture hall all day to doing 12 or even 14 hour shifts at the hospital it will take its toll on your feet. Student nurses often suffer blisters, sores and other ailments from not looking after their feet properly so it is recommended that you look for the best nursing shoes from resources such as this site to ensure that you keep yourself in good health as much as your patients.

In addition to this then it is also useful to start picking up French during your stay here.

Some places actually insist that you learn French as part of your studies however it is not compulsory across the country. That being said, you will be able to widen your job prospects and your future employability and career aspirations by learning French and it will allow you to work in many more areas across Canada. Like we said it isn’t actually mandatory however in New Brunswick, Manitoba and Ontario you need to be proficient in either French or English to be considered for employment there.

This is just a short entry guide to studying nursing in Canada and hopefully gives you a few tips and an insight into what to expect. In general terms the country is one of the best in the West to study in with a high standard of living, low crime and great opportunities for nurses and other medical professionals especially those coming from abroad.

If you do decide to choose to stay in Canada after your studies then depending on your nursing qualifications and your language ability you can work virtually anywhere in the country.

 

 

 

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How Immigrant Chinese Students Can Earn a Fair Bit of Money on the Side

Each year, many Chinese students are given the chance to move to Canada and study there. Most of these students do take the opportunity and are able to complete their education in the country. Of course, this isn’t to say that everything is smooth sailing for them. Immigrant Chinese students face many problems that are unique to their community. These problems include acculturation issues, school problems, and of course, financial issues. Many immigrant Chinese students are given an allowance by educational entities and are able to complete their education on a scholarship. However, some of these students are not given enough money to be able to live comfortably in the country. While it’s certainly possible to live on small allowances, it doesn’t exactly more for comfortable living. The reason why I am writing this article is to talk about how immigrant Chinese students can make extra money on the side easily. By trading binary options, immigrant Chinese students can earn enough money to make living in Canada much more comfortable for them.

Binary options trading is currently one of the most popular forms of online trading. One thing that makes it great for the immigrant Chinese student community is that it is very easy to do. To do binary options trading, one does not have to do much micromanaging; people only have to guess whether the value of an asset will increase or decrease by the time an option expires in order to make a trade. In addition to this, binary options brokers give their clients access to many underlying assets from all over the world – through the trading platforms of binary options brokerages, these underlying assets can be traded on at any time. Because binary options brokers make it possible to do trades in different markets at any time, Chinese students don’t need to waste time waiting for world markets to open.

Some immigrant Chinese students aren’t oblivious of how binary options trading can help them; in fact, more and more immigrant Chinese students have recently been signing up for an account at Banc de Binary. Banc de Binary is considered one of the best (if not the best) binary options brokerages in the world. In addition to providing clients the best trading platforms, clients can be sure that all of their transactions are secure and smooth with Banc de Binary. Clients can be sure that they won’t have a hard time fulfilling the requirements to withdraw money from Banc de Binary. When it comes to withdrawing money, Banc de Binary makes sure that everything is easy for their clients – all of the immigrant Chinese students I’ve talked to who do binary options trading with Banc de Binary are very much satisfied with the brokerage’s services because of the ease with which they are able to transact with the brokerage.

Hopefully, what I’ve written here will make more immigrant Chinese students aware that they can earn enough money to help them improve their living conditions in the country. Even though they are just students, they can already earn a fair bit of money on the side through binary options trading. If you are an immigrant Chinese student who is currently having financial woes, you really should look into it.

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What Immigrant Chinese Students Who Are Victims of Violence Should Know

Completing one’s education in Canada is a goal of many Chinese students – through hard work, some of these students are able to attain this goal. Many of these Chinese students are able to finish college and are able to have rewarding careers in the country. Unfortunately, some of these students are unable to achieve this. Chinese immigrants face many problems upon moving to the Canada. While most Chinese immigrants are able to overcome these problems, some don’t and end up not being able to attain their goals because of them. It goes without saying that the problems that cause Chinese immigrants to fail in attaining their goals are of a grave nature. One of these problems happens to be violence against Chinese immigrants. Violence is significant problem faced by Canada’s Chinese immigrant population and is a major cause of Chinese students not being able to finish their education in the country. The reason why I am writing this article is to help Chinese immigrants who are victims of abuse and violence do something about their situation. Chinese immigrants need to know that they can do something to stop the cycle of violence they are in and achieve their dreams in Canada.

Many Chinese students in the country are victims of violence. Unfortunately, some of these students have accepted it as a normal part of life. These students are afraid that their abusers will seek retribution should they contact the proper authorities and reveal the physical abuse they are experiencing – for this reason, these students don’t speak up and endure whatever abuse they are subjected to every day. Unfortunately, these students end up dropping out of school; in the worst cases, they end up in the hospital and become disabled as a result of physical injuries. Chinese immigrants who are victims of abuse should know that they should speak up about the abuse they are experiencing. By doing so, many people who are willing to help will help them escape the cycle of violence they are in.

Edward Yang is a Chinese immigrant who was also a victim of violence back when he was in college. Unlike many other victims of violence in the Chinese immigrant community, Yang was able to break free of the cycle. He made the decision to contact a personal injury lawyer Toronto citizens trust after being physically assaulted by a gang of fellow students.  “I told myself that I didn’t want to be like the other victims of violence. I knew I could do something about it, and so I contacted a couple of injury lawyers in Toronto. Thankfully, one of these lawyers was able to sue the gang that was harassing me. Thanks to him, I was able to complete my education here in the country. Unlike some of the victims of violence that I know, I was able to move on and have a great life here,” Yang told me.

Many Chinese immigrants who are victims of violence would do well to follow Yang’s example. If you are a victim of violence, know that you can break the cycle of violence you’re in. Know that you are not alone; there are many people out there who are willing to help you. You only have to speak up in order for you to escape the situation you are in.

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