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Best Getaways to Escape the Big City on a Long Weekend

Tired of crowds, air pollution and the concrete jungle? Seeing China differently is closer, and more convenient than you might expect. – Let’s face it; living in China’s modern megacities can be an amazing experience, but also an overwhelming one, particularly for expats used to living in less crowded countries. Every once in a while, […]

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President Clinton or President Trump: the Chinese perspective

Trump well he’s just an orange moronic shouting buffoon, and Clinton is just a robotic career politician clouded in corruption. How the hell can one of these two become the most powerful person in the world? This is the standard reaction from the disenfranchised American public. But what do the Chinese people think about these […]

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Who are the Uighurs?

An area under much scrutiny Historically known as East Turkestan, officially called the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, yet called by the Chinese simply as Xinjiang. In China’s far west, Xinjiang is a sparsely populated province that accounts for more than one-sixth of China’s total territory and a quarter of its boundary length.  The current territorial […]

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Why do so many Chinese do tai chi?

In the early mornings, many older Chinese people practice tai chi in parks or natural settings. It is quite a thing to watch. It looks like a peaceful slow-motion karate movie. The term ‘tai chi chuan’ means ‘grand ultimate,’ which also makes no sense at all, right? One book on it says it means “the […]

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The Book of Changes: What is it?

The Book of Changes is also known as the I-Ching. It has been used for over 3,000 years to gain knowledge of the future or to interpret how you should act. It is a kind of oracle if you like. The book is one of the oldest classic books from China. Rulers, royalty, armies and […]

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Who are the Dong people?

The Dong people are one of China’s 55 recognized ethnic minorities. While the majority of people in China are Han Chinese, eight percent of the population is made up of other cultures. The minorities are given their status by the government according to their culture, rather than race. The Dong people The population of Dong […]

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Chinese celebrities: the story of Cao Cao

The creation of celebrity in China In a civilization as old as China’s, thousands of men and women have caught the public imagination. As power and military exploits have always figured as the dominant force in the creation of a celebrity in China, most Chinese historical celebrities are encompassed within war and the conquest of […]

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Islam in China
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A brief history on Islam in China

They began as merchants Islam has been in China for 1400 years. Twenty years or so after the death of Muhammed, Muslim envoys came overland from the Middle East. Consequently, the majority of Muslims in China are today still predominantly in the northwest and southwest. The introduction of Islam to China occurred relatively peacefully. They […]

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Chinese good and bad table manners

There is nothing more comforting and enjoyable than sharing a meal with your friends, family, and loved ones. However, table manners and etiquette is crucial regarding significant business outings and big social gatherings. This article will further elaborate on the table manners and etiquette in China. Respect the Host If you are invited as a […]

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Tiananmen Square Protest, what actually happened?

The Tiananmen Square Massacre. June 4th, 1989, the Chinese army marched on its own people protecting students who campaigned for change. Change so radical and so widespread that it took submachine guns, tanks and slaughter to stop. How did the protest start? 13 years after Chairman Mao’s death and with the painfully slow change towards […]

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