Chinese Manners and Taboos.

29/06/2011
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Chinese people are usually easy to deal with. However, sometimes though, cultural differences can give rise to difficulties. Here are some taboos of which foreigners may be unaware. Good manners: 1. To hold a rice bowl politely  rather than let it remain on the table as in Western dining etiquette. Your thumb should rest on

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The Summer Solstice: the Start of Avoiding Heat!

22/06/2011
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The summer solstice falls on June  22nd this year. It is the tenth solar terms of the 24 Chinese solar terms, marking the day of the longest daytime and shortest nighttime. Starting the summer solstice, the days begin to draw out. There’s a saying that goes like this: “After eating noodles on the summer solstice day (a

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Shanghai Film Shooting Base: Getting Close to Chinese Movie Industry

17/06/2011
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The 14th Shanghai International Film Festival is hold in Shanghai from June 11the to June 19th.  For you, the movie lovers, here is a wonderful place to get lose to Chinese Movie industry. That is Shanghai Film Shooting Base.  Downtown Shanghai in Old Time  Invested by Shanghai Film Group Corpration, Shanghai Film Shooting Base ( aka Shanghai Film

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14/06/2011
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Cishou Pagoda   Cishou Pagoda ,located in Beijing’s western suburbs, was originally named Yong’anwanshou Pagoda (永安万寿塔 Pagoda of Lasting Peace and Longevity).Later it was called Cishou Pagoda (慈寿塔 Pagoda of Benevolence and Longevity) . Cishou Temple was built in 1576 during the Ming Dynasty by decree of Empress Dowager Li, mother of Emperor Zhuyi. It

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Selected Bookstores in Beijing

13/06/2011
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How do you spend a sunny summer afternoon? While the outside is quiet hot, a leisure bookstore can be a best choice for you to enjoy your afternoon.  Here are some carefully selected bookstores for your book lovers in Beijing. You can not only enjoy reading there, but also make new friends!  Bookstores & cafes

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The Beijing International Tourism Expo 2011

10/06/2011
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International Exhibition for Business and Leisure Tourism                                                                   one platform; many possibilities                                                                     17-19, June, 2011(Friday-Sunday) ,CNCC        As the grandest ceremony in Chinese tourism industry, Beijing International Tourism Expo, called for short BITE, comes to its eighth edition on 17-19, June, 2011, in the newly built China National Convention Centre (CNNC) which was also used as

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Beijing’s Special Museums

07/06/2011
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Are you bored with the Palace Museum and want to find something special to know? Here are four special museums in Beijing City. You may not only see something interesting, but also experience something unique. Beijing Police Museum Located in an antique Western-styled building, formerly a Citibank branch, the museum is home to all kinds

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Travel Tips Books about China(1)

03/06/2011
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These are great books of travel stories written by “Laowai” who had much experience with China and Chinese people.

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2011 Children’s Day in Beijing: Play with Chinese Folk Toys!

02/06/2011
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Children’s day is a chance for us adults to remain our childhood. In the past time, when there is no TVs, computers, or any video games, traditional toys, such as Chinese yo-yos, Iron Hoop Rolling and Jigsaw puzzle, were our best friends. With hundreds years of history, those traditional toys are not only for fun,

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