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This Weibo posted by Russian embassy in Beijing comparing Crimea Crisis with Tiananmen Incident has attracted much attention in China

Putin’s Russia appears to be desperate for international support after US and Europe beefed up sanctions against it over its annexation of Ukra...Read More

Chinese Society | Mar 26, 2014 AM | Related China Stories:Tiananmen

Aircraft carrier

World's best grandpa builds this miniature Liaoning aircraft carrier

Compared to conventional requests such as for a piece of chocolate, an amusing toy, a mountainbike, or a thick Hongbao (envelope filled with money), ...Read More

Chinese Society | Mar 5, 2014 PM | Related China Stories:Aircraft carrier

Nail house

Changsha old man holds out in half demolished 'nail house' that stands on man-made mound in middle of construction site

In China, a "nail house" refers to a home whose owners refuse to leave and make room for new development. Developers have to elaborately co...Read More

China Economy | Feb 23, 2014 AM | Related China Stories:Nail house

Forced demolition

Qingdao property owners put up banners on residential building in protest against planned forced demolition

The conflict between property owners and developers or local governments doesn’t appear to happen in a lower tempo after Xi took over the top p...Read More

Chinese Society | Feb 22, 2014 AM | Related China Stories:Forced demolition


Elementary school in Wuhan installs bars on desks to protect pupils' eyesight

The prevalence of nearsightedness among Chinese children, juveniles and young adults has been reported as the highest in the world. A 2011 report cla...Read More

Chinese Society | Feb 22, 2014 AM | Related China Stories:Myopia

Sex workers

Wuhan students perform action art to protest against rude exposure of Dongguan sex workers

Four female students from Wuhan University based in Wuhan, Hubei province, went on a demonstration on the campus on February 14, calling for respect ...Read More

Chinese Society | Feb 15, 2014 AM | Related China Stories:Sex workers

999 roses

Hangzhou man propses marriage to his girlfriend with 999 roses folded from 200,000 yuan ($32,000) worth of 100-yuan notes

Displeased by the remark of his would-be mother-in-law during the Chinese Spring Festival reunion in his girl friend’s family, the man with the...Read More

Chinese Society | Feb 13, 2014 AM | Related China Stories:999 roses

Teapot shaped building

A cultural exhibition center is built in the shape of a clay teapot in Wuxi

China has long been called architects' paradise for displaying their talent and creativity. Wuxi,  a booming city in east China’s Jian...Read More

China Travel | Feb 12, 2014 AM | Related China Stories:Teapot shaped building

Nail house

This half demolished building standing in middle of an intersection has been dubbed as the most stubborn nail house of Fujian

This kind of story is actually not big news in China any more, as people in China are increasingly becoming desensitized to the reporting of nail hou...Read More

China Economy | Jan 18, 2014 AM | Related China Stories:Nail house

Lin Chi Ling

Jiangsu pupil's complaint to city mayor that was rejected: The cleavage of Lin Chi-ling on advertisement damages my mental health

A netizen sent a message to the mayor of Taizhou complaining of being hurt by the cleavage of Lin Chi Ling on outdoor advertisement.The message was l...Read More

Chinese Society | Jan 15, 2014 AM | Related China Stories:Lin Chi Ling

Tang Wei

Here is the details of how the telecom scam swindled Tang Wei out of 210k yuan

Curious about how the smart, sexy "Lust, Caution" actress Tang Wei was swindled out of 210k yuan in a telecom scam on Saturday as all Chine...Read More

Entertainment | Jan 14, 2014 AM | Related China Stories:Tang Wei

Counterfeit brand

Counterfeit brand signs removed from the 'Street of Fakes' in Wuxi

It appears Wuxi does not like the title of "Street of Fakes" or "Shanzhai Street". Days after the shopping street that was lined ...Read More

China Economy | Jan 14, 2014 AM | Related China Stories:Counterfeit brand

Cave dweller

Guangxi 'cave dwellers' reluctant to go back home, or do they have a home anyway?

Recently some netizen revealed that there lived several old tramps in the mountain caves by the Hongshui River (or Red Water River) in the vicinity o...Read More

Chinese Society | Jan 12, 2014 AM | Related China Stories:Cave dweller

Tang Wei

Even as smart as sexy 'Lust Caution' actress Tang Wei could be defrauded of 210,000 yuan ($35000) by telecom swindlers

"Lust, Caution" protagnonist Tang Wei reported to Shanghai police that she was cheated out of 210,000 yuan (roughly $35000) in a telecom fr...Read More

Entertainment | Jan 12, 2014 AM | Related China Stories:Tang Wei

Pee in squat toilet

Suzhou middle school management gets pissed off by three boys peeing in squat toilet where only pooping is allowed, punishes them

Pee in urinals and poop in the squatting style stool troughs and if you pee in the stool trough or poop in the urinals, you will get punished. This i...Read More

Chinese Society | Jan 11, 2014 PM | Related China Stories:Pee in squat toilet

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Chinese grammar index

Chinese Grammar Index

The grammar of mandarin Chinese shares many features with other varieties of Chinese. The language almost entirely lacks inflection, so that words ty...Read More

Chinese Grammar | Jun 15, 2011 AM | Related:Chinese grammar index

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Chinese food & cuisine

Min Cuisine

China's Eight Major Cuisines - Min

Min Cuisine, also called Fujian Cuisine, originates from South China’s Fujian Province. The history of Min Cuisine dates back to 5000 years ago. It ... Read More

Cooking Methods | Oct 4, 2010 PM | Related:Min Cuisine


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TCM therapy

TCM Therapeutic Principles

Therapeutic principles are the basis for guiding clinical practice. They include biao (branch) and ben (root), that is, the principle of treating a disease by analyzing both its root cause and sympto... Read More

TCM Treatment | Oct 5, 2010 AM | Related TCM:TCM therapy

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China Facts & China Basic Information

Dragon Boat

Traditional Chinese Festival: Dragon Boat Festival or Duanwu Festival

The Dragon Boat Festival is also known as the Duanwu Festival in China. Duanwu Festival, together with Chinese New Year and Mid-Autumn Festival forms one of the three major Chinese holidays. Since th... Read More

Chinese Culture | Jun 23, 2012 AM | Related China Facts:Dragon Boat

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