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Shen Yun Performing Arts

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A subscriber of mine referred me to this which looks very good. You can watch a preview video here So what is it? Here is the description from the website:   Shen Yun presents colorful and exhilarating performances of classical Chinese dance and music. A performance by Shen Yun is a presentation of traditional Chinese culture Read More…

Christmas in China

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While most Chinese are not Christians, many Chinese will get into the holiday spirit this Christmas in China. You may be surprised to find that all the trappings of a Western Christmas can be found in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan! So what do Chinese people do for Christmas? An increasing number of Chinese Read More…

5 Benefits of Learning Mandarin

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What are the benefits of Learning to Speak Mandarin? 1. It’s the most spoken language in the world Yes, I know — this answer is very cliché but there’s a reason for that: because it’s true! There are 1.4 billion people in China. Everyone wants to access the Chinese market. It has a huge rising Read More…

Chinese Zodiac Signs

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The Chinese Zodiac is based upon a 12-year cycle, each year represented by one of 12 animals. The Chinese Zodiac was originally created to count the years and to keep track of one’s age (a practice which has survived the millennia and is still used today! Instead of asking, “How old are you?” Chinese people will Read More…

Eating In China: Good Manners Are Essential

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  Traveling abroad affords foreigners ample opportunities to explore the cultures of societies other than their own. For those who intend to conduct business in foreign countries, learning cultural traditions may be a necessity rather than an option. This is particularly true when dining in China, where great importance is placed upon dinner table etiquette. Read More…

BaiJiu: Alcohol of Choice for Binge Drinking

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The Chinese president to be is a fellow named Xi Jinping. His ascent to the top will come as a great gift to a little known Chinese alcohol company called China Xi Jiu, which has been producing BaiJiu (aka MaoTai). Why? Well, by a fortunate stroke of coincidence, the Chinese character for “Xi” in China Xi Jiu is Read More…

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