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    Here’s some great ways you can meet people abroad in China:

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    If you are a Westerner traveling to China for the first time, there may be a few Chinese customs or ways of life that you may find peculiar. Of course, this is true with any unfamiliar culture so your best option is to learn as much as you can before traveling to your new destination.

  • 10 Best Chinese Kung Fu Movies You Must Watch

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    “I've found some cheap flights to Brisbane with Air China but I assume they're best avoided?” So asked reader Shari Rendle, who sought advice about travelling to the Queensland capital in the spring.

    Best not avoided, I recommended. Ms Rendle might not enjoy quite the inflight cuisine of Singapore Airlines, the wines of Qantas or the seatback entertainment of Emirates, but she will be flown safely to the other side of the world and back on a Star Alliance airline for an absurdly low fare.