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2016-09-30T11:17:01ZA 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.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZNot only is the choice of gift important in Chinese culture, but how much you spend on it, how you wrap it, and how you present it are equally important.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZAir 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.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZLearn more about Daoism (Taoism) in China.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZLearn about Chinese birthday celebrations including Chinese birthday traditions and taboos.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZLearn how to avoid common Chinese taboos.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZFrequently asked questions about school in China, China's educational system and enrolling in school in China.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZGet your Chinese name based on your English name free, with over 6,000 English names translated into Chinese.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZSee how people’s lives are remembered and celebrated at Chinese funerals. Chinese funeral traditions vary depending on where the deceased person and his or her family are from but some basic traditions still apply.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZLearn all about Chinese wedding rituals and what happens at a Chinese wedding.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZMany Chinese fables tell an entertaining story to illustrate a moral lesson. Here are seven such stories, involving donkeys, tigers, foxes and more.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZLearn about Chinese wedding traditions including engagement, betrothal gifts, and bridal dowry.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZFind names in Chinese for English names beginning with the letter S.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZThe Grand Ceremony Dedicated to Confucius (祭孔大典) is held annually on Confucius’ Birthday to pay homage to Confucius, China’s ‘First Teacher.’
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZDating in China can be a bit different from dating in the West.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZWhile giving a gift is much appreciated and it’s the thought that counts, there are some gifts that are absolute no-no’s in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Avoid these Chinese gift giving blunders.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZLearn the proper Chinese customs for meeting new people.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZWhile 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.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZA 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.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZLearn 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).
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZDiscover what animals are in the Chinese Zodiac, why the Chinese Zodiac signs are important, and learn what your Chinese Zodiac sign is.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZChinese 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.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZLearn more about Buddhism in China.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZChinese 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.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZChinese New Year is the most important and, at 15 days, the longest holiday in China. Learn how to celebrate Chinese New Year's Day.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZChinese 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.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZLearn what kind of Chinese wedding gifts are acceptable to give at Chinese weddings. Learn what Chinese wedding gifts to avoid.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZThe impact of China's First Dynasty
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZIn Chinese culture, Yin and Yang represent the two opposite principles in nature.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZLearn the proper Chinese business etiquette for hosting and attending a Chinese business meeting.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZLearnt tips to understanding Chinese Traditions and Chinese Culture.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZThe Nationality Law of China Outlines China's Citizenship Policy.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZFamiliarize yourself with the Chinese Moon Festival with this overview of its origins, traditional foods and the ways it's celebrated worldwide.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZMencius was a Chinese philosopher who was considered the second most important figure in Confucianism.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZChina and Hong Kong are the same country, but that doesn't mean they always get along. But what's the cause of all the bickering?
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZWestern-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.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZIf you're interested in learning more about Chinese good luck symbols, get started with this review of the characters for health, happiness and more.
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2016-09-30T11:17:01ZThe 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.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZThe History of the Chinese Zodiac
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZHow will China face the challenges that arise from its population growing old? Learn more about the problems awaiting this emerging super power.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZFind names in Chinese for English names beginning with the letter A.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZHow the Chinese tradition of sex as a controversial topic causes the lack of education about sex issues.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZLearn all about Chinese fortune telling including types of fortune telling and what to expect when visiting a fortune teller.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZLearn what a Chinese Foot Massage is and where to get one.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZNew Year is China's most-important holiday.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZDouble 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).
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZHow 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.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZChina'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.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZChinese proverbs are famous Chinese sayings.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZAn introduction to Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism as the essences of traditional Chinese culture.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZLearn how to play Liar's Dice, one of the most popular games in China.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZLearn the proper Chinese etiquette for visiting a Chinese home.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZIf 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.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZChinese 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.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZThe story and customs of Chinese chopsticks in China.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZThe 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.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZSilk is discovered in China as one of the best materials for clothing. Want to know when or where or how it is discovered?
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZGet 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.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZJade symbolizes beauty, nobility, perfection, constancy, power, and immortality in Chinese culture.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZChinese 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.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZHelpful links on everything from pre-wedding prep and Chinese wedding clothing to Chinese wedding food and Chinese wedding favors.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZQipao or cheongsam are one-piece Chinese dresses that have been worn since the Manchu ruled China in the 17th century.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZLearn about the popular app, Wei Xin, a free instant messaging app for iPhone, iTouch, iPad, and Android phones.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZAll about how China's legislative representatives to the National People's Congress are elected.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZGet the facts on Chairman Mao Zedong, founder of the People's Republic of China, with this biography of the leader who earned worldwide recognition.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZVideo games in China are as popular as they are anywhere else, but China's gaming scene has its own unique characteristics.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZFrom its early days to the present day, learn about Taiwan's history.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZChinese 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.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZHaving a complete Chinese tea set is integral to performing a traditional Chinese tea ceremony.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZMany people know that dogs are eaten in China as food, but that's just one aspect of the canine impact on Chinese culture.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZLearn the origins of the Tomb Sweeping Festival and how the Tomb Sweeping Festival is celebrated.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZChinese 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.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZIf you're interested in learning about feng shui, the ancient Chinese system of spatial arrangement, reading books about the practice can help.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZLearn about Nian, or the Spring Festival, its origin, development, and link to a monstrous story.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZMany 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.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZWu Zetian was China's first and only female emperor. She ruled with an iron fist, but she was also a highly effective governor.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZLearn 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.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZLegalism was a Chinese political philosophy that advocated the control of society via strict laws and harsh punishments for violators.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZChinese flowers are a recurring theme in Chinese art and poetry. Learn the importance of flowers in Chinese culture along with symbolism and taboos.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZOrigins of the Tiananmen Square protests, root of Tiananmen Square protests
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZEach person is classified yin or yang based one of the five elements, depending on his or her year of birth.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZLearn how to set up a game of mahjong by following this step-by-step photo guide.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZChinese Geography. Just about every physical landscape can be found in China.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZLearn Chinese dining etiquette tips.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZColorful 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.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZWhile the origin of mahjong (or mahjongg) is unknown, the fast-paced four-player game is popular throughout Asia and growing in the U.S.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZChina's internet is a diverse and unique environment that has some real differences when compared with the English-language web.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZWhether you’re ringing in Chinese New Year with a bottle of champagne, making a toast at a wedding, or drinking 白酒 (báijiǔ, a popular type of Chinese alcohol) with your friends, here are some Chinese toasts.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZThe Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 weren't the first mass incident to happen in the Square during the modern era.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZChina has some of the worst traffic in the world. How does the country cope?
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZUse this Chinese Birth Chart to predict whether you will have a boy or girl.
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2016-09-30T11:17:01ZThe Sixth Five-Year Plan (1980-1985) was created as part of the Ten Year National Economic Development Plan for 1976-1985 but was amended in 1980 and 1982. The final version of the Sixth Five-Year Plan was ratified in December 1982.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZKnowing 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.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZAlso known as the Zhongshan suit, the Mao suit is the Chinese version of a Western business suit.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZLearn about the Chinese hungry ghost festival and how to celebrate the Hungry Ghost Festival.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZA basic explanation of the five Mandarin Chinese tones.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZOn the morning of Chinese weddings, there are several pre-Chinese wedding traditions.
2016-09-30T11:17:01ZOne 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.