Welcome to The Helpful Panda


Ever wondered what it’s like in China? Ever dreamed of visiting China?

Whether you’re planning a trip or you just want to find out more about this breathtaking country, you’ve come to the right place.

The Helpful Panda is your reliable source for informative, practical and helpful articles on China.

We cover the following areas:

We recently rolled out out a China jobs site for those looking to build their career in China. And, we’re soon launching a photo store where you can buy great images of China.

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We hope you find China as fascinating as we do!

Experienced writers

Our experienced writers are based in China or have visited or worked in China. So you can rely on The Helpful Panda for reliable and easy-to-understand information.

If you would like to contribute to our site, or if you have any questions, please reach out to us.

Here are our top contributors.

Kim Ooi has been living and working in China since 2013. He’s originally from the UK and educated at the universities of Winchester and West London. Kim enjoys writing about his experiences in China including relationships, culture and work life. His articles are thought-provoking and unique.

Read Kim’s articles here.

Gayle Aggiss has traveled and worked overseas, including China. This experience, combined with her natural writing ability, give her articles unique flair. She often uses humor and quirkiness to engage and inform readers. Gayle is from Perth, Western Australia.

Read Gayle’s articles here.

Mike Cairnduff finds Chinese culture fascinating and enjoys writing about practically anything related to China. His articles are engaging and enjoyed by a wide cross-section of people. Based in Melbourne, Australia, he has worked in China and traveled extensively throughout the country.

Read Mike’s articles here.

Reducing our carbon footprint

We’re doing our bit to reduce our carbon footprint:

  • We use Carbon Neutral power which is certified by Climate Active
  • Through social enterprise Fifteen Trees, we plant trees to offset our annual carbon emissions
  • We’ve chosen a website host that purchases renewable energy certificates (RECs) and the energy is put back into the grid.

These are small but helpful steps in working towards a better future.



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