Chinese Chess

Xiangqi (象棋), also known as Chinese Chess, is a strategy board game involving two players and it is considered as an important part of the traditional Chinese culture. It is so popular that many competitions are held not only in China but also overseas. It basically represents a battle between Read more…

Chinese Zodiac

The Chinese Zodiac Sign (or shengxiao) is a repeating cycle of twelve years, each one is represented by a symbol animal with its own significance: Rat ( quick-witted ), Ox ( Diligent ), Tiger( leadership ), Rabbit( responsible ), Dragon( confident ), Snake( wise ), Horse( energetic ), Goat( gentle Read more…

70th Anniversary

Exactly 70 years ago, Mao proclaimed the founding of the People’s Republic of China from atop Tian’anmen after decades of political instability. “同胞们,中华⼈人⺠民共和国,中央⼈人⺠民政府 ,今天成⽴立了了 !” “Fellow citizens, the People’s Republic of China, the Central People’s government, are established today !” Soon after its founding the newly born PRC had to Read more…

The water-sprinkling festival

The Water-Sprinkling festival is a traditional festival of the Dai minority which falls the celebration of the Lunar New Year, it usually takes place in April. It isthe most important festival observed by the Dai ethnic people of the Xishuangbanna Prefecture and it involves three days of celebrations that include Read more…

Dragon Boat Festival

The Dragon Boat Festival or ‘Duanwu Jie’ in Mandarin Chinese is celebrated in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and elsewhere around the world. The people of China generally receive a three-day break from work in order to celebrate with friends and family. The Duanwu Festival is celebrated on the fifth Read more…

Visiting China

Ranked as the third biggest country in the world, obviously, China offers countless beautiful destinations for people to enjoy their holidays. Among several attractions, the most famous should be the Forbidden City a Beijing, which is the biggest royal palace in the world and has been built more than six Read more…

Sugar figurine

Sugar figurine is a typical Chinese dessert which has become popular more than six hundred years ago. Making sugar figurine is a traditional Chinese craftsmanship: all the craftsmen pick a box which contains the heating stove, the sugar and tools. The sugar is made of sucrose and maltose and they Read more…

Chinese etiquette 101

Customs in China can be a bit confusing for a foreigner, especially during meals. Indeed, simply learning how to properly use chopsticks may be a real challenge for some people. But if you master chopsticks use, it is now time for you to complete your Chinese etiquette knowledge! When arriving Read more…