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Chinese New Year Greetings From 1 to 10

These greetings from one to ten, are not just mere phrases but encapsulate deep, symbolic meanings and wishes for prosperity, health, and happiness.


THE 24 SOLAR TERMS: 立夏 Lì xià

THE 24 SOLAR TERMS: 立夏 Lì xià. With a great deal of rainfall and higher temperature, 立夏 provides the perfect condition for cultivation and indicates...


THE 24 SOLAR TERMS: 谷雨 Gǔ yǔ

谷雨 Gǔ yǔ, Grain Rain, is the sixth solar term of the year which indicates the end of spring and the beginning of summer


Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine is renowned for it's treatment of healing and dealing with pain.


THE 24 SOLAR TERMS: 清明 Qīng míng

清明, Clear and Bright, is the fifth solar term of the year, and its name just perfectly describes the weather during this period of time.


THE 24 SOLAR TERMS: 春分 Chūn fēn

THE 24 SOLAR TERMS: 春分. Today is 春分, the fourth solar terms of the year, and it is the day that position of Sun is exactly above Earth’s equator.


THE 24 SOLAR TERMS: 惊蛰 Jīng zhé

惊蛰, the third solar terms of the year, indicates that insects are all awakened from cold weather by spring thunder, and so does the earth.


THE 24 SOLAR TERMS: 雨水 Yǔ shuǐ

The 24 Solar Terms were created by ancient Chinese people and used to indicate the changes of climate and its phenomenon.


THE 24 SOLAR TERMS: 立春 Lì chūn

The 24 Solar Terms were created by ancient Chinese people and used to indicate the changes of climate and its phenomenon.

8 Reasons Why Life In China Is So Great

Are you planning to move to China? No matter your reason for moving to China, living in this country offers an amazing intercultural experience.

Best Places to Visit in Taipei

For Chinese expats and tourists, Taipei an exciting city that has something to offer for everyone, and you’ll be surprised how Taipei's convenient...

East vs. West

How Is Christmas Celebrated In China?

Do Chinese people celebrate Christmas? This holiday has become increasingly popular in China, mainly as an occasion for young people to go out with...

Chinese Valentine's Day: Qi Xi Festival

The Chinese version of Valentine's Day falls on the 7th day of the 7th month on the lunar calendar. The legend tells the sad tale of a cowherd and a...

Mother’s Day in China

Mother's Day in China 母亲节 (mǔqīnjié) is celebrated every year on the second Sunday in May since more than

The best city for expats: Taipei

2018, Taipei ranked 1st city in the InterNations Expat City Ranking, becoming the world's favorite city for expats. But why is Taipei so attractive...

6 amazing Chinese Breakfast You Must Try

Breakfast (早餐 zǎo cān) is a meal to take seriously in China. China is a huge country, thus, if you have the chance to live or travel there, you will...

6 Interesting Facts about Chinese Karaoke

Chinese people just love karaoke. But in China, karaoke is not all about singing. If you haven’t experienced karaoke parties in China yet, here are 6...

What Is A Qipao?

What is a qipao or cheongsam? This iconic Chinese dress has a history that has to do with women's equality.

All About The Year Of The Dog

Happy Lunar New Year! It's the Year of the Dog. Find out about the dog zodiac personality type, and what to expect this year.

China's Love For Basketball

With almost 300 million people registered to play basketball, China has contributed enormously to the globalization of the sport.

China's Influence In Hollywood

Chinese companies' ties in Hollywood look increasingly important as both East and West look to capitalize on the popularity of big-budget films in...

Chinese Zodiac Animal Compatibility

The Chinese zodiac animal signs are used to figure out if people are compatible with each other in romantic, business, and other kinds of...

How Authentic Is Panda Express?

Is Panda Express considered to be real Chinese food? This fast food chain has carved a name for itself in the Chinese-American dining landscape.

What is CCTV Chinese New Year's Gala?

What is the CCTV Spring Gala? This annual televised event draws in almost 8 times as many viewers as the Superbowl. The performances are super...

Top 4 Taiwanese Films Made After 2009

Taiwanese film has enjoyed a revival in recent years since 2009. Here are our picks from the underrated, but prolific Taiwanese cinema culture.

How Does Acupuncture Work?

Acupuncture is the ancient practice of targeting the body's energy pathways to restore balance. It targets the root causes of illness, rather than...

Top Six Chinese Internet Memes of 2016

The year 2016 was eventful all around, and Chinese social media memes abounded. Here are our picks for the six most interesting memes that went viral.

Jackie Chan’s Oscar Triumph

In his 50 years of acting and choreographing movies, Jackie Chan created a new genre combining action and comedy. Recently, he took home China's...

9 Simple Feng Shui Life Hacks

Many feng shui practices are down-to-earth and easy to implement, making them worthwhile improvements to your quality of life, 95% of which are cheap.

What is Oolong Tea?

Oolong tea, one of the most common teas in China, is somewhere in between black and green tea. People fall in love with the nutty, aromatic flavor.

What is Feng Shui And How Does it Work?

Feng shui is an ancient mystical art of creating harmony between man, nature, and the cosmos to enhance the natural energies flowing through our...

Why We Love "Fresh Off The Boat"

Fresh Off The Boat is a show that millions of Asian-Americans identify with, especially when they are so under-represented in mainstream media.

Chinese Folktale: Lady Meng Jiang

Explore the tragic story of Lady Meng Jiang and how her cries brought down the Great Wall of China. This love story is one of the Four Great Chinese...

5 Fascinating Chinese Sub-Cultures

Check out these funny and interesting Chinese sub-cultures, including the Chinese emo trend, and ideal beauty standards such as "gaofushuai" and...

Chinese Martial Arts: Kung Fu

The most famous kung fu style comes from the Shaolin Temple, and incorporates mystical zen with physical endurance for ultimate strength and mental...

American TV Shows Popular in China

American TV shows have mass appeal in China as English learning material and cultural education. They make great topics for conversing with Chinese...

How China is Pushing Innovation in Space

Everything you need to know about the origins and trajectory of China's space program, one of the most important players in exploring the cosmos.

Chinese Medicine: Ban Lan Gen

Ban lan gen is an ancient Chinese medicine known for its antiviral and cold-combatting properties. Discover how ban lan gen attacks the root causes...

China's Olympic Training Facilities

What are China's Olympic training facilities and why has China spent more money than any other country on them? Will a lifetime of training produce...

Top 6 Cities in China for Expats

Find out why Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, and Chengdu are the best cities for your Chinese cultural experience and career.

Chinese Food Explained: Hot Pot

Usually enjoyed communally, learn why Hot Pot and má là spices are so popular in China, how its eaten properly, and how it differs from other Asian...

The Legend of the White Snake

The Legend of the White Snake is one of the most classic Chinese fairytales. Read about how a snake spirit falls in love with a human.

Chinese Number Hand Signals

Learn how to count in Chinese with your hands. These Chinese number hand gestures will help you communicate in crowded or noisy areas!

What To Expect: Shanghai Disneyland

Everything you need to know about Shanghai Disneyland. We tell you about different attractions and give you tips to help you survive the long wait...

What is Pu'er Tea And Why Is It A Big Deal?

Pu'er tea is one of the most exquisite teas in all of China. This tea originates from the Yunnan province. Find out what makes pu-erh tea so special!

East vs. West

East vs. West: Gift Giving Culture

We explain the differences in gift-giving culture in China vs. the U.S or Western countries. In Chinese culture, you may want to reject the gift...

Chinese Food Explained: TangYuan

What is TangYuan? Read more about this glutinous dessert that is consumed during Lantern Festival or Yuan Xiao Jie, the last day of the Chinese New...

The Chinese Zodiac Explained

What's your Chinese Zodiac sign? The Chinese Zodiac is a 12-year rotation of animals based on the lunar calendar. Your zodiac determines your...

Chinese Food Explained: ShaoMai

What is shaomai or shumai? It is a pork dumpling that originated in GuangDong. Let's take a look at the history of this Cantonese dim sum.

What Is Chinese Cursive?

What does Chinese cursive look like? Check out how 草书 (cǎo shū), "rough script”, is written here, and how it's different from calligraphy.

Why There Is No Chinese Alphabet

If you've studied any Chinese, you may realize there isn't a Chinese alphabet. There have been attempts to make a Chinese alphabet, but they have all...

What Is The Ant-Tribe?

Chinese citizens from rural areas are migrating to big metropolitan cities to find success. They have to deal with cramped, harsh living environments...

Lucky and Unlucky Chinese Numbers

The Chinese are very superstitious about certain numbers, because of how similar they sound to other Chinese words. "Four" sounds like the Chinese...

Chinese Standards Of Beauty

When it comes to the Chinese ideal of beauty, there are differences from Western culture. Find out what makes someone attractive in China and why.

What Is A "Guy Tai?"

Learn more about the phenomenon of the "Guy Tai," or "trailing spouse" that follows his wife to China. They're not your typical stay at home husband.

How Chinese is the Fortune Cookie?

The fortune cookie is not very Chinese at all, it turns out. It most likely originated from Japan or from a Chinese immigrant in the U.S.

What Is a "Laowai?"

Many expats experience culture shock when coming to China. Here are 10 steps to help you assimilate with the local culture. Follow these and you'll...

China's V-Day Military Parade

On the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender in WWII, China is celebrating with a huge military procession: tanks, aircrafts, and 12,000 soldiers.

Chinese Food Explained: Shark Fin Soup

Why is shark fin soup so popular in China? Take a look at how this delicacy is toppling the marine environments around the world.

What To Pack When Traveling To China

Are you traveling to China? Here's our list of things you need to pack! Make sure to have these essentials on hand, such as toilet paper, surgical...

USA vs. China FIFA World Cup Roster

A soccer quarterfinal showdown between U.S.A and China is a must see! We've compiled a roster for both soccer teams as well as added the Chinese...

DuanWu Festival: Bring On The Dragon Boats!

DuanWu Festival, also known as Dragon Boat Festival, is a Chinese national holiday. Customs include eating zongzi, racing dragon boats, and drinking...

9 Traditional Chinese Toys And Games

Curious about what Chinese Children do for fun? What toys they play with? Crickets, bones, and feather-hacky sacks are just some of the toys they use.

7 True Facts About Mulan

Was Mulan real? Did she have a brother? Find out the real story behind the Disneyfied war hero.

9 Chinese Inventions You Didn't Know About

Would you be surprised to know that ketchup was invented in China?! Take a look at some other Chinese inventions that you might not know about.

Year of the Sheep? Goat? Ram?

Though used to predict fortune and luck, the Chinese zodiac is more than just a horoscope. See what the year of the sheep means in terms of the...

How To Say "I Love You" In Chinese. Actually.

Do you know how to say "I love you" in Chinese? Plug it into a translator, and the answer that comes up is “我爱你” (wǒ ài nǐ.) But that's not all there...

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