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Gi2C Charity Event Review: Help Heal Dominica

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On Sunday, 13th of September, at the Punjabi Restaurant Gi2C Group took part in fundraising dinner. With regard to the to the storm that struck Dominica, the Punjabi Restaurant made the initiative to organize an event to be able to raise some funds in order to help the storm victims in giving them food for day to day as well as clothing and shelter for the time being. As we know, there was a strong Tropical storm happened in Dominica where many lives were lost, families broken. This event brought together many supporters and sponsors including Gi2C Group.
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Gi2C Review of the Best Five Restaurants around the East Third Ring of Beijing

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Beijing is one of the greatest places to live if you’re into food. The authentic Chinese food in Beijing is delicious and extremely diverse, and you also have a multitude of international restaurants to choose from as well!  If you’ve just arrived in Beijing for your Gi2C internship and live relatively close to the second and third ring roads on the east side of downtown Beijing, you will want to experience the following five eateries for yourself:   1. Makye Ame Tibetan Restaurant 玛吉阿米 - 团结湖 Makye Ame has excellent Tibetan food as well as dinner entertainment.  The restaurant is very hard to find so make sure you find it on a map first and have the address in Chinese with you to show local residents if you get lost. Dinner for two is not cheap at around 500rmb (US$80) for four dishes but the Tibetan dancing and singing, which...
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JUL
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Top Ten Places to Visit in Beijing

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1. The Great Wall You’re thinking “duh” right? But we’re not suggesting the most popular section, Badaling. Try scenic Mutianyu or take the cheap train to Jinshanling then sleep overnight in the nearby village and get up at 3am to walk up the wall and watch the sunrise. Or just spend the night on top of the wall!     2. Summer Palace Ok, so Summer Palace isn’t exactly a hidden place in Beijing . Everyone including tourists have been several times but it is one of the best places to go during a hot summer day. Rent a boat and relax out on the lake. There’s a cool breeze from the water and in the middle of the lake it’s quite peaceful and serene. Money saving tip: If you’re planning to stay in Beijing for over a year, you can get a very cheap year-round ticket from the middle...
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Three things to know about Beijing before you arrive

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Beijing is a vast cosmopolitan city constantly reinventing itself. For the short-term traveler or the long-term resident, the city is one that never grows tired. If you plan on doing an internship in Beijing , China’s capital, below are three things you should know before you arrive.  Hutongs . Located in the center of the city, or what is widely considered old Beijing, are charming lanes and alleyways known as hutongs . There used to be more than present, but the vast majority were wiped away in the name of development. But don’t fret. More than enough remain for you to explore as an intern in China . After having visited Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace and the city’s major temples, the hutongs remain. Because they cover a vast area of Beijing, you’ll likely only scratch the surface during your time in China . You’ll never grow...
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Gi2C & Santa Claus bring a Merry Christmas to Chinese Orphans

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While billions of people around the world celebrated Christmas by opening presents and eating good food with family,  Gi2C's interns  also had an enjoyable Christmas day by spreading holiday cheer to 100 Chinese orphans in ShunYi District of Beijing.  Interns and employees from Lewin International invited Santa Claus (a Gi2C manager ) from the North Pole to fly in and join the fun. Santa spent time chatting with each of the kids and asked their names, where they were from and whether they had been "naughty or nice". If they gave him the right answer (which they all did), Santa rewarded them with chocolates and gifts such as kites and games. Most of the kids had never met a real live Santa Claus before and they had endless questions about how the reindeer can fly, where does Santa park his sled, and what subway line goes to the North Pole!   Gi2C 's interns played basketball with the...
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Day trip from Beijing: Qinhuangdao

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For those doing an internship in Beijing , believe it or not: There is a beach not too far away (especially if you're traveling at 150 km/hr on a bullet train). While it may not be Boracay in the Philippines , Phuket in Thailand or even up to par with some of China's other beaches , the beach at Beidaihe in the city of Qinghuangdao is worth the day trip to escape the concrete jungle that is  Beijing . And, Qinghuangdao has other sites worth exploring. So, add a bit of travel outside Beijing during your China internship program . Qinhuangdao awaits! (For other short-haul trips from Beijing, click here ) Understand Qinhuangdao  is divided into three districts: Beidaihe to the west, Qinhuangdao proper in the center and Shanhaiguan to the east. It takes an hour by bus or taxi to travel from Beidaihe to Shanhaiguan, so depending on what you...
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Great Wall Trip

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On a calm but slightly foggy Saturday morning, a group of 15 interns and Getin2China staff gathered outside the company’s office. It was roughly 7 a.m. and a few of us were groggy from going out the night before. But excitement was soon stirred because we were about to visit one of China’s – and the world’s – most impressive sights: The Great Wall . There is a saying in Chinese: "If you haven't climbed the Great Wall, you are not a brave person" (不到长城非好汉). The saying is often used to stress the need to reach one’s goals. After a two-hour bus journey, we finally reached Mutianyu, roughly 70 km from central Beijing, and stood before a portion of the majestic Wall. After a brief discussion as to how we were going to climb and descend the Wall (there are numerous options for each), we decided on using a chairlift...
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Life in Beijing: 5 Favorite Chinese Food Experiences

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Like Steve Jobs, we tell our interns to "stay hungry." We know that all of our interns come to China seeking personal and professional development. Most of the young people we host come for their internship in Beijing motivated, with a huge appetite for newness and opportunity. They also come to China with a huge appetite for all of the delicious Chinese food that can be found all-over Beijing and Shanghai. From street-side noodles to five-star fine dining, China has an amazingly rich and diverse culinary scene. Previously we featured a post - Life in Beijing: 5 Must-Visit Restaurants for New Interns Though this post is similar in focus, we have expanded the scope a bit to cover what we consider to be our 5 favorite "Chinese food experiences." There are times when food transcends its role of being simply sustenance and becomes something more. Those situations are what we call food experiences....
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DEC
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Life in Beijing: Laowai Style


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Hey Interns! Starting to feel comfortable in Beijing? Would you say that your living, "laowai style?" Check out this hilarious viral video about Beijing:   Cheers,   Get in2 China Team
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China Launches World's Longest High-Speed Rail Line


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It used to take more than 22 hours, almost an entire day, to get from Beijing to Guangzhou by train. But beginning on Wednesday, December 26, that same journey can be completed in only 8 hours. Traveling through five provinces and more than twenty eight cities, the newest addition to China's high-speed rail lines covers a distance of 2,300 kilometers - 1,428 miles for all you Americans out there. The trains seat 1,028 passengers in 16 different carriages including: first-class, second-class, and business class. One-way ticket prices are as follows: 865 RMB for Second-Class 1,383 RMB for First-Class 2,972 RMB for VIP Lounge Picture of G80 Train Ticket (Taken from South China Morning Post) The line has been completed after seven years of construction. It is impressive that the government in Beijing was able to complete such a large-scale development project amid layers of corruption and extended delays. After a bullet...
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Three short-haul trips from Beijing

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Although Beijing is plenty big and steeped in culture and history to keep the most avid explorer busy for months, short-haul trips outside the capital beckon. You’ve been conquering your Beijing internship   and learning more than you can say: It’s time to give yourself a weekend break, even if only for a day or two. Traveling outside Beijing is an opportunity to expand your horizons and see more of China. Not to mention the great conversation starters you’ll have with your colleagues when you return to work. Putting in some travel time is a great way to get more out of your internship program in China . Below are three suggestions by Get in2 China . TIANJIN Don’t think for a moment Tianjin (Tiānjīn, 天津) – located 120 kilometers southwest of Beijing – lives in the capital’s shadow. Tianjin has a distinct feel and identity and is worthy of a...
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Beijing - Live Active!



So, you have finally decided to come to Beijing for an internship? Great decision. First, because an internship in one of the world’s most vibrant cities will be a great contribution to your future. Second, because Beijing is the city to be if you are a young, energetic, open-minded and adventurous person. Beijing has been China’s capital city for nearly 600 years. At present, with a population of roughly 20 million people, it is one of the fastest-growing, and most densely populated cities in the world. In addition, since China began opening its doors to the outside world, Beijing has turned into an international hub and popular tourist destination. At the same time, China's continuous economic growth has had a significant influence on the development of the city's infrastructure and overall standard of living. Presently, China's capital is a very comfortable city to live in. Though only a small percentage of...
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Life in Beijing: 5 Must-Visit Restaurants For New Interns






As soon as new interns arrive in Beijing, they are itching to get a taste of what the city is all about.  One of the best ways to gain an understanding of local culture is to sample the wide variety of cuisine available in China's capital city. After getting interns sorted out at our internship orientation , one of the most common questions our new arrivals have is, "where should we eat?" In response, we have decided to compile this list of 5 Must-Visit Beijing Restaurants For New Interns. 1.) Da Dong Roast Duck Restaurant All Beijingers know that there is no meal in the city that screams "BEIJING" more than Beijing duck.  The city is flush with award-winning duck joints. Deciding which restaurant serves the "Ultimate Beijing Duck" is largely a matter of personal preference.  Some poultry purveyors prefer the layers of juicy fat found underneath the golden brown skin of...
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