China seems like a busy buzzing world but on to itself. I knew few people but had a hard time communicating with them on constant basis do to censorship and other obstacles like language. Welcome to the community, Molly.
Yes, language is a problem. The fact is, all chinese people go to school and learn English, and English is a big part of the score to get in collage, but I still don't understand why most of us can't speak English very well. For me, I spent a lot of time on learning English, and I got the chance to talk to you guys here. But there are lots of very talented retouching artists and photographers in the country