Published: Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:17:32 +0000
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZAir pollution is one of China's most severe environmental problems, and it is something that China's government and its people have clashed over on more than one occasion.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZLearn how to avoid common Chinese taboos.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZWhile Westerns celebrate each birthday with a cake and gifts, Chinese birthdays have special traditions and taboos that are important to honor.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZA red envelope is simply a long, narrow, red envelope with money in it. Traditional red envelopes are often decorated with gold Chinese characters like happiness and wealth. Variations of the red envelope include red envelopes with cartoon characters and red envelopes from stores and companies that contain coupons and gift certificates inside.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZNot only is the choice in Chinese gift-giving culture important, but how much you spend, how you wrap it, and how it's presented are all important.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZChinese funeral traditions vary depending on where the deceased person and his or her family are from but some basic traditions still apply.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZGet your Chinese name based on your English name free, with over 6,000 English names translated into Chinese.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZFrequently asked questions about school in China, China's educational system and enrolling in school in China.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZDaoism is one of China’s major religions indigenous to the country. The primary belief is in learning and practicing “The Way”.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZMany Chinese fables tell an entertaining story to illustrate a moral lesson. Here are seven such stories, involving donkeys, tigers, foxes and more.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZDating in China can be a bit different from dating in the West.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZFind names in Chinese for English names beginning with the letter S.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZLearn all about Chinese wedding rituals and what happens at a Chinese wedding.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZLearn the proper Chinese customs for meeting new people.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZChinese New Year is the most important and, at 15 days, the longest holiday in China. Chinese New Year begins on the first day of the lunar calendar, so it is also called Lunar New Year, and it is considered the beginning of spring, so it is also called Spring Festival. There are different stories of how Chinese New Year came about, but it has been celebrated for thousands of years. Learn the traditions and customs of Chinese New Year.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZArranged marriages have a long tradition in China. Learn about Chinese wedding traditions including engagement, betrothal gifts, and bridal dowry.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZWhile giving a gift is appreciated, there are some that are absolute no-nos in Asian culture, like clocks. Avoid this and other gift giving blunders.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZLearn how to play mahjong. While the origin of mahjong (éº»å°‡, mÃ¡ jiÃ ng), along called mah-jongg in the US, is unknown, the fast-paced four-player game is popular throughout Asia. The game was first sold in the US in the 1920s and has become popular in the last decade. Mahjong is often played as a gambling game; therefore, mahjong was banned after 1949 in China but reintroduced after the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976).
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZLearn the proper Chinese business etiquette for hosting and attending a Chinese business meeting.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZA variety of China study abroad programs from Mandarin to Chinese medicine to are offered in Beijing for foreigners. Even those who don’t speak a word of Chinese can participate in China study abroad programs.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZWhile the origin of mahjong (éº»å°‡, mÃ¡ jiÃ ng), along called mah-jongg in the US, is unknown, the fast-paced four-player game is popular throughout Asia. The game was first sold in the US in the 1920s and has become popular in the last decade. Mahjong is often played as a gambling game; therefore, mahjong was banned after 1949 in China but reintroduced after the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). Before playing mahjong, it is important to identify and understand each mahjong tile.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZLearn more about Buddhism in China.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZDiscover what animals are in the Chinese zodiac, why the Chinese zodiac signs are important, and what your Chinese zodiac sign is.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZThe impact of China's First Dynasty
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZChinese New Year is the most important and, at 15 days, the longest holiday in China. Learn how to celebrate Chinese New Year's Day.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZLearnt tips to understanding Chinese Traditions and Chinese Culture.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZChinese people put their family in a very important position as they regard it as a means to keep the family blood stream continuously running. Learn about Chinese customs for newborn babies.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZIn Chinese culture, Yin and Yang represent the two opposite principles in nature.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZChinese people put their family in a very important position as they regard it as a means to keep the family blood stream continuously running. Learn about Chinese customs for elderly people.
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2016-10-24T11:17:32ZChina and Hong Kong are the same country, but they don't always get along. Here's what you should know about the Hong Kong vs China conflict.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZLearn what kind of Chinese wedding gifts are acceptable to give at Chinese weddings, plus what gifts you should avoid.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZHow many Chinese characters do you need to know? For basic reading and writing of modern Chinese, you only need a few thousand. Here are the coverage rates of the most frequently used Chinese characters.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZWestern-style birthday celebrations with neatly wrapped gifts, colorful balloons and sweet cakes with candles are becoming more popular in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. However, Chinese culture has some distinct birthday customs. Learn how to celebrate a Chinese-style birthday.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZIt is becoming more popular for foreigners to be invited into Chinese homes for dinner. Learn the proper etiquette for visiting a Chinese home.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZHow will China face the challenges that arise from its population growing old? Learn more about the problems awaiting this emerging super power.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZThe Han Dynasty was China's first following the initial Qin unification, and it helped shape the way the country would be run for centuries to come.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZChinese New Year is the Chinese version of Christmas, but many Chinese get in the holiday spirit at Christmastime. Christmas is not an official holiday in China, so most offices, schools and shops remain open. All the trappings of a Western Christmas can be found in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. Learn about how people in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan decorate for the holidays, beliefs about Santa Claus, Christmas activities, and how Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are celebrated.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZNew Year is China's most-important holiday.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZChina's college entrance exam is a grueling 2-3 days long, but it's vitally important for any kid who wants to go to college.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZAll about how China's legislative representatives to the National People's Congress are elected.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZThe Nationality Law of China Outlines China's Citizenship Policy.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZChinese zodiac history also serves the practical purpose of figuring out a person’s age without having to ask directly and risk offending someone.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZChiang Kai-shek was the a Chinese Nationalist party political and military leader during the Chinese Civil War and World War II. After losing the Civil War and fleeing China, he continued to lead the Republic of China from Taiwan, where he served as president.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZLearn what a Chinese Foot Massage is and where to get one.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZOrigins of the Tiananmen Square protests, root of Tiananmen Square protests
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZFamiliarize yourself with the Chinese Moon Festival with this overview of its origins, traditional foods and the ways it's celebrated worldwide.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZHaving a complete Chinese tea set is integral to performing a traditional Chinese tea ceremony.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZFrom its early days to the present times, learn about Taiwan's history, including its uneasy relationship with China over the past millennium.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZIf you're interested in learning more about Chinese good luck symbols, get started with this review of the characters for health, happiness and more.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZJade symbolizes beauty, nobility, perfection, constancy, power, and immortality in Chinese culture.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZChinese New Year is the longest and most important Chinese holiday. In the weeks leading up to the two-week holiday, several traditional activities are necessary to do in order to properly prepare for Chinese New Year.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZLearn the origins of the Tomb Sweeping Festival and how the Tomb Sweeping Festival is celebrated.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZDouble Ten Day is Taiwan’s National Day, a public holiday to mark the anniversary of the start of the Wuchang Uprising, which eventually led to the founding of the Republic of China (ROC).
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZChinese New Year is the Chinese version of Christmas, but many Chinese get in the holiday spirit at Christmastime. Christmas is not an official holiday in China, so most offices, schools and shops remain open. All the trappings of a Western Christmas can be found in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZLearn how to play Liar's Dice, one of the most popular games in China.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZThe Chinese Civil war raged for several decades, but the last ten years were among the most brutal, and sealed China's future.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZQipao or cheongsam are one-piece Chinese dresses that have been worn since the Manchu ruled China in the 17th century.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZHow the Chinese tradition of sex as a controversial topic causes the lack of education about sex issues.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZChinese New Year is the most important and, at 15 days, the longest holiday in Chinese culture. Celebrations are held throughout the holiday but get started on Chinese New Year's Eve. Learn how to celebrate Chinese New Year's Eve.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZThe Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 weren't the first mass incident to happen in the Square during the modern era.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZThe Tang dynasty (A.D. 618-907) is regarded as China's golden age. Learn about this time of rich Chinese culture and expanding world influence.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZThe Grand Ceremony Dedicated to Confucius (祭孔大典) is held annually on Confucius’ Birthday to pay homage to Confucius, China’s ‘First Teacher.’
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZMany people know that dogs are eaten in China as food, but that's just one aspect of the canine impact on Chinese culture.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZLearn about the popular app, Wei Xin, a free instant messaging app for iPhone, iTouch, iPad, and Android phones.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZLearn all about Chinese fortune telling including types of fortune telling and what to expect when visiting a fortune teller.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZLearn about the Chinese hungry ghost festival and how to celebrate the Hungry Ghost Festival.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZFind names in Chinese for English names beginning with the letter A.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZAn introduction to Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism as the essences of traditional Chinese culture.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZColorful lanterns fueled with flickering flames float and bob against the infinite night sky across Asia. From Taiwan and China to Malaysia and Singapore, Asians culminate their New Year’s celebrations with a feast for the senses: a glowing spectacle of lanterns, cacophonous firecrackers, and mouthwatering food.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZVideo games in China are as popular as they are anywhere else, but China's gaming scene has its own unique characteristics.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZChina has some of the worst traffic in the world. How does the country cope?
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZChinese proverbs are famous Chinese sayings.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZDo you want to know how to plan a traditional Chinese wedding? From the engagement to the ceremony, here's what you should know.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZSilk is discovered in China as one of the best materials for clothing. Want to know when or where or how it is discovered?
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZThe rise of communism in China came about in the early 1920s by intellectuals who were influenced by the Western ideas of anarchism and Marxism.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZLearn Chinese dining etiquette tips.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZSina is one of China's earliest, biggest, and most successful internet companies.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZFind names in Chinese for English names beginning with the letter Z.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZIn Chinese culture, families plan for one to two months before the celebrations. Learn how to prepare for Chinese New Year with these four tips.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZIf you've always wanted to know the story behind the Chinese Double Happiness character, get the facts with this overview of the good luck symbol.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZChina's Civil War raged on and off for more than two decades. Herein, we examine the first part of the conflict.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZMany of the tools used today, from compasses to kites were invented in China. Learn about Chinese inventions and their origins, how they work, and where to purchase them.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZEach person is classified yin or yang based one of the five elements, depending on his or her year of birth.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZA thorough examination of China's paid, pro-government online commentators.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZGet the facts about the history of the Dragon Boat Festival with this brief review. Learn about the origins of the festival, the food served and more.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZOne of the powerful branches of government in China, the Chinese military has a long history. Find out more about the world's largest army here.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZAlso known as the Zhongshan suit, the Mao suit is the Chinese version of a Western business suit.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZWu Zetian was China's first and only female emperor. She ruled with an iron fist, but she was also a highly effective governor.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZLearn how to set up a game of mahjong by following this step-by-step photo guide.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZThe demonstrations of the May Fourth Movement marked a turning point in China's intellectual development which can still be felt in the present day.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZChinese flowers are a recurring theme in Chinese art and poetry. Learn the importance of flowers in Chinese culture along with symbolism and taboos.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZKnowing whether you’re hot, cold, or neutral (yin or yang) helps determine your fortune plus other things like what your lucky and unlucky years are. While other factors including a person’s general luckiness also play a role in how lucky a person could be in a particular year. Lucky years are determined by the Chinese zodiac, a 12-year cycle with one of 12 animals assigned to each year.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZLearn all about Chinese Culture. Learn the proper way to meet new people, visit a Chinese home, and participate in a Chinese meeting. Also, get advice on giving gifts and get tips on proper gift-giving etiquette.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZThe lotus is an important Chinese flower and is rooted in Buddhism.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZChinese Geography. Just about every physical landscape can be found in China.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZLearn about the history of Chinese tea, the different kinds of Chinese tea, and how to conduct a traditional Chinese tea ceremony.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZLearn about Sun Yat-sen, the father of modern China.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZThe story and customs of Chinese chopsticks in China.
2016-10-24T11:17:32ZChina's internet is a diverse and unique environment that has some real differences when compared with the English-language web.