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Why Beijing Pollution Is Like Doctor Who

Beijing is a polluted place. We know this because it’s drummed into us by New York Times, BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera, basically by any media publication in the world for the last couple of years. The dreaded and much talked about Air Quality Index (AQI) tells us how bad it is each day and those […]


56% Of Companies Plan To Hire More Interns Than Previous Years

A recent internship survey reported that internship demand is up, internships aren’t just for the interns’ summer and their host companies find them a rewarding experience. Internships.com released the results of a survey showing expected internship trends in 2014 including the very interesting statistic that 56% of companies plan to hire more interns this year […]


Mustaches Everywhere For Movember

November, in recent years, has turned into the international month for men’s health. Many people have joined in with the fund raising event ‘Movember‘ – during which you are not allowed to shave your upper lip – and ImmerQi has too. Movember is a fund raising challenge where men grow mustaches throughout November and ask […]


Tips On How To Bargain In China!

The TTC 2010 winter program is underway and it’s been a busy few days in preparation for it. Keep your eyes peeled as there will be regular blog postings! We’ll be putting up loads of interesting things such as Chinese idioms, Mandarin phrases/words, photos, videos, facts about China, information about Chinese cuisines and culture, tips […]


Trains, Planes And Massive Crowds!

Chinese Crowd during Holidays

It doesn’t seem 5 minutes ago since this semester began and already there are holidays coming up! (It’s a hard life eh?) After all the confusion of working the weekends to make up for other days, teaching Fridays lessons on a Saturday and Mondays lessons on a Sunday, throw in 3 days off for the […]



Beijing Tour Photo

With KTV still ringing in their ears we got the interns up bright and early for their first tour day on Saturday morning and we had somewhat of an epic itinerary to follow. We were heading for the Great Wall of China or as the locals call it “wǎn lǐ cháng chéng” and a trip […]


Seasons Greetings From Immerqi

Christmas is as important to Westerners as Chinese New Year is to the Chinese – so it’s no surprise that, with an office containing numerous foreigners, ImmerQi had a lot going on during the festive period! Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is at the forefront of projects this Christmas! Kirsty Armstrong, leader of ImmerQi’s CSR team […]


2nd Annual Tree Planting Event For Arbor Day

In celebration of Arbor Day 2014, ImmerQi staff, joined by some program participants and representatives from TsingHua University, spent a beautiful Sunday afternoon planting trees and picking strawberries in support of a local Beijing charity; Sun Village (太阳村) Last year, ImmerQi discovered an amazing charity located in north-western Beijing – Sun Village, who describe themselves […]


ImmerQi’s Volunteer Program China Wins ‘outstanding Volunteer Group’ Award

Volunteer Program China, an ImmerQi program founded in 2011 was honoured as an ‘Outstanding Volunteer Group’ by the Hui Ling chain of Chinese community centres on Saturday March 1st 2014. At an annual event for sponsors and supporters of the charity, Volunteer Program and CSR Manager received the award along with Program Coordinator. Several others […]