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Chinese Christmas: Celebrate a Chinese-Style...

2016-10-01T11:02:06Z

Chinese 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.



China's traffic troubles

2016-10-01T11:02:06Z

China has some of the worst traffic in the world. How does the country cope?



Learn How to Play Mahjong for Free

2016-10-01T11:02:06Z

While the origin of mahjong (or mahjongg) is unknown, the fast-paced four-player game is popular throughout Asia and growing in the U.S.



How People Celebrate Christmas in China

2016-10-01T11:02:06Z

Chinese 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.



What to Do Before the Chinese New Year,...

2016-10-01T11:02:06Z

Chinese 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.



4 Things You Can Do to Prepare for Chinese New...

2016-10-01T11:02:06Z

Chinese 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. Learn the traditions and customs of Chinese New Year and how to prepare for and celebate Chinese New Year.



Chinese Toasts

2016-10-01T11:02:06Z

Whether 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.



Sun Yat-sen

2016-10-01T11:02:06Z

Learn about Sun Yat-sen, the father of modern China.



The Root of the Tiananmen Square Protests

2016-10-01T11:02:06Z

Origins of the Tiananmen Square protests, root of Tiananmen Square protests



Five of the Best Books About Feng Shui

2016-10-01T11:02:06Z

If you're interested in learning about feng shui, the ancient Chinese system of spatial arrangement, reading books about the practice can help.



Face Culture in China

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How China's National People's Congress is Elected

2016-10-01T11:02:06Z

All about how China's legislative representatives to the National People's Congress are elected.



The 4 Great Chinese Inventions

2016-10-01T11:02:06Z

Many 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.



Look Back to China's Tang Dynasty and Discover...

2016-10-01T11:02:06Z

The 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.



All About the Chinese Communist Party

2016-10-01T11:02:06Z

The rise of communism in China came about in the early 1920s by intellectuals who were influenced by the Western ideas of anarchism and Marxism.



Double Ten Day and the Wuchang Uprising

2016-10-01T11:02:06Z

Double 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).



How the Chinese Zodiac Can Tell You if this Is...

2016-10-01T11:02:06Z

Knowing 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.



What Does the Qipao Style of Chinese Dress Look...

2016-10-01T11:02:06Z

Qipao or cheongsam are one-piece Chinese dresses that have been worn since the Manchu ruled China in the 17th century.



How to Find Your Chinese Zodiac Sign

2016-10-01T11:02:06Z

Discover what animals are in the Chinese Zodiac, why the Chinese Zodiac signs are important, and learn what your Chinese Zodiac sign is.



3 Things Everyone Should Know about the Chinese...

2016-10-01T11:02:06Z

New Year is China's most-important holiday.



Celebrate Chinese New Year With These Fun...

2016-10-01T11:02:06Z

Chinese New Year is the most important and, at 15 days, the longest holiday in China. Learn how to celebrate Chinese New Year's Day.



A Quick Summary about Buddhism in China

2016-10-01T11:02:06Z

Learn more about Buddhism in China.



Yin and Yang in Chinese Culture

2016-10-01T11:02:06Z

In Chinese culture, Yin and Yang represent the two opposite principles in nature.



China's Citizenship Policy - Becoming a Chinese...

2016-10-01T11:02:06Z

The Nationality Law of China Outlines China's Citizenship Policy.



How to Celebrate Chinese New Year

2016-10-01T11:02:06Z

Chinese 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.



The Gaokao

2016-10-01T11:02:06Z

China'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.



Learn How to Celebrate Chinese New Year

2016-10-01T11:02:06Z

Chinese 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.



Tiananmen Square Incident 1976

2016-10-01T11:02:06Z

The Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 weren't the first mass incident to happen in the Square during the modern era.



How Diverse is China's Landscape?

2016-10-01T11:02:06Z

Chinese Geography. Just about every physical landscape can be found in China.



China's first long-lasting dynasty helped shape...

2016-10-01T11:02:06Z

The 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.