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    • Chinese New Year: 'CCTV New Year’s Gala' (春节联欢晚会) Created: Monday, December 27, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Since 1983, Chinese families have sat down to wrap dumplings and watch CCTV’s 'New Year’s Gala' on television on Chinese New Year's Eve. It’s a Chinese New Year’s Eve tradit...
    • Yin Yang: Are You Yin or Yang? Created: Monday, January 03, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Each person is classified yin or yang based one of the five elements, depending on his or her year of birth." itemprop="description"> Monday, April 21, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Jackie Chan is one of China's most famous film actors, and one of the few to achieve major success in Chinese film and in Hollywood.
    • Cao Cao Created: Monday, April 21, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Cao Cao is a famous Chinese military leader who lived during the Three Kingdoms period and was immortalized in the novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms.
    • The Global Times Created: Monday, April 21, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      The Global Times is a Chinese newspaper famous for its nationalist editorial slant and its global coverage.
    • Tencent Created: Monday, April 21, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Tencent is a Chinese tech company that dominates the instant messaging and gaming industries.
    • Countdown to Chinese New Year Created: Friday, January 21, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      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 ...
    • Chinese New Year: Lantern Colors Created: Sunday, January 09, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      On the Traditional Chinese New Year calendar of events, the Lantern Festival or Yuanxiao, falls on the final, or fifteenth day. This marks the end of Chinese New Year celebrations with a party unde...
    • Wei Xin: What is Wei Xin? Created: Monday, January 30, 2012 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Learn about the popular app, Wei Xin, a free instant messaging app for iPhone, iTouch, iPad, and Android phones." itemprop="description">> Monday, September 06, 2010 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Frequently asked questions about school in China, China's educational system and enrolling in school in China." itemprop="description">> Monday, January 26, 2009 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
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    • Christmas in China: How Christmas is Celebrated in China Created: Monday, December 06, 2010 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      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 ...
    • Chinese Culture: Chinese Gift-Giving Etiquette Created: Monday, November 08, 2010 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Not 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." itemprop="descrip='t3'" --> itemprop="desc...
    • Tomb Sweeping Festival Created: Monday, April 02, 2012 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Learn the origins of the Tomb Sweeping Festival and how the Tomb Sweeping Festival is celebrated." itemprop="description"> Monday, April 11, 2011 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      The lotus is an important Chinese flower and is rooted in Buddhism.
    • Dating in China: What’s Different? Created: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Dating in China can be a bit different from dating in the West.
    • How to Play Liar’s Dice Created: Monday, January 30, 2012 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Learn how to play Liar's Dice, one of the most popular games in China.
    • Chinese Funeral Traditions Created: Monday, July 11, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      See 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 ...
    • Chinese New Year: Red Envelope Created: Monday, November 08, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      A 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 e...
    • Chinese New Year Guide: Prepare and Celebrate Chinese New Year Created: Sunday, January 09, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      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 ...
    • Daoism in China Created: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
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    • Car Manufacturing in China Created: Tuesday, June 08, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      In a country where bicycles once outnumbered cars as the preferred mode of transportation, consumers are clamoring to get behind the wheel." itemprop="description" Monday, December 13, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      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.
    • Chinese Zodiac Sign: Find Your Chinese Zodiac Sign Created: Friday, December 30, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      Discover what animals are in the Chinese Zodiac, why the Chinese Zodiac signs are important, and learn what your Chinese Zodiac sign is." itemprop="description" Friday, April 22, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      Get your Chinese name based on your English name free, with over 6,000 English names translated into Chinese." itemprop="description">> Friday, January 21, 2011 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      Bombing the Dragon is held during the Lantern Festival period in Miaoli in central Taiwan. It is one of 12 Hakka festivals. During the Bombing of the Dragon, firecrackers are thrown at dancing drag...
    • Chinese New Year: Chinese New Year’s Eve Created: Friday, January 21, 2011 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      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 ...
    • Daily Chinese Horoscope: Feb. 9, 2012 Created: Thursday, February 03, 2011 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      See your Daily Chinese Horoscope for Feb. 9, 2012
    • Mahjong: Scoring Created: Monday, December 13, 2010 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      While the origin of mahjong (麻將, má jiàng), along called mah-jongg in the US, is unknown, the fast-paced four-player game is popular throughout Asia. The game was first sold...
    • Mahjong: How to Set Up a Mahjong Game by Building the Mahjong Walls Created: Monday, December 13, 2010 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      Learn how to set up a game of mahjong by following this step-by-step photo guide.
    • Chinese Christmas: Celebrate a Chinese-Style Christmas Created: Monday, December 06, 2010 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      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 ...
    • Kong Qingdong Created: Saturday, March 29, 2014 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      Kong Qingdong may be a descendant of Confucius, but he's also one of China's most controversial and confrontational academics.

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