The origins of Taoism

Taoism has no founder and no founding date. It grew out of various religious and philosophical traditions in ancient China, including shamanism and nature religion. Zhang Daoling became the first Celestial Master and founder of the first organized Taoist school of thought. This tradition continues to the present day, with Read more…

The rise of Xiaomi

In the last two decades many technology startups were created and according to statistics, less than the 10% succeeded. A success story is Xiaomi, a company founded in 2010 in China which in less than 10 years has become a hi-tech giant with a revenue of over 20 billion dollars. Read more…

Asian Film Awards 🎥

The Asian Film Awards (AFA) is an internationally recognized festival that takes place in Hong Kong in March of every year. It first started out in 2007 when Wilfred Wong, the Chairman of Hong Kong International Film Festival Society, announced the launch of the Asian Film Awards to recognize the Read more…

Alipay 📲

Have you ever imagined to go shopping without bringing any money or cards? This is actually the lifestyle of hundred of thousands of Chinese people, since in the last years, they are able to pay mainly through an application on the phone. The most common one is the powerful Alipay, Read more…

Chinese New Year

We wish you a happy and prosperous New Year!! 🧧✨ The Spring Festival is the most important festival in Chinese culture. It celebrates the arrival of the new year on the lunar calendar. It does not have a fixed date, but it usually falls between the end of January and Read more…

What is a dumpling?

A dumpling is composed of meat and/or vegetables, rolled inside a thin piece of dough. It can be boiled, steamed or fried. The most common ones are called jiaozi (饺子). Jiaozi are mostly eaten in the Shandong area (North-East of China) and can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Read more…

The Dolce & Gabbana Scandal

Anybody who has been reading the news these days has certainly heard about the controversy that involved the two famous stylists Dolce and Gabbana and the Chinese citizens. But what happened exactly? It all began because of an advertising that was supposed to promote D&G’s upcoming fashion show in Shanghai. Read more…