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  • Report on marriage in China: No house, no wife?

    December 19, 2010 | Posted by Vicky

    Young people attending a blind date event in China, above

    The All-China Women's Federation and the Chinese Research Association on Marriage and Family joined forces to publish a report on marriage trends in China this past week. The investigation, which lasted over 12 months and covered 31 provinces, sought to survey the attitudes modern single men and women have regarding choosing partner.

    Most desired partners: gov't officials and teachers

    More than 40% of women interviewed said their ideal husband works as a government off ...

  • Chinese teas: fending off the winter cold

    December 13, 2010 | Posted by Vicky

    "Red tea" -- or black tea, to non-Chinese -- is a very popular wintertime drink in China

    According to traditional Chinese medicine, tea is a great way to fend off the health dangers of wintertime. Traditional Chinese medicine observes winter weather is very cold, many things on earth are in hibernation, and the physiological function of people's bodies often declines. Therefore, traditional Chinese medicin contends the way to keep in good health is keeping out the cold and keeping warm. Besides wearing thick winter clothes and eating proper foods, drinking tea is considered a gre ...

  • Chinese history: 5000 years and 4 types of societies

    November 28, 2010 | Posted by Chris

    The famous Terra Cotta Warriors of China's first emperor, Qin Shihuang, located in modern day Xi'an

    Chinese people are proud to belong to the world's longest continuous civilization. Generally the Chinese people regard Chinese history as about 5,000 years long, and although there are different opinions about this, historians attest to over 4000 years of history, during which China has experienced four types of societies.

    Primitive Society

    The first phase of development of human society, primitive society has a very low level of productivity and all means of p ...

  • Did you know? Traditional pets in Beijing

    November 19, 2010 | Posted by Vicky

    Dogs and cats are by far the most common pets in Beijing -- but have you heard of the other traditional types of pets?

    Like anywhere else, Chinese people take great enjoyment and care in their pets -- and like anywhere else, people in Beijing have their prefences. There are many traditional pets in Beijing, which can be divided into four categories: birds, insects, fish and animals. Raising pets is not only a hobby of Beijing people but also a significant part of the culture.

    Pet Birds

  • 2010 Asian Games open in Guangzhou -- a top 10

    November 14, 2010 | Posted by Vicky

    An outside aerial view of the 2010 Asian Games opening ceremony in Guangzhou, China, this weekend.

    The 2010 Asian Games opened this weekend in China's southern city of Guangzhou. Over the period of two weeks, athletes from nations across Asia will compete in 476 events that span 42 sports, including board games like Go and Chinese Chess. The following is a list of the top ten highlights of the games' opening ceremony.

    1. Boy sings while perched high above

    In the opening ceremony a boy sings the Guangzhou nursery rhyme Luo Yu Da while sitting on the leaf of ba ...

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