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Added to Articles               May 12, 2021

Five Guys, president Obama's favorite, opened in Shanghai

In Shanghai you have an opportunity to taste an enormous variety of Chinese food but sometimes you may start missing food that you are more familiar with: for example, a tasty burger (...)

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Added to Articles               May 12, 2021

3 leopards escaped from Hangzhou Safari Park

A couple of days ago it was announced by major news and media channels that three leopards have escaped from the Hangzhou Safari Park on the 19th of April (...)

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Added to Articles                May 9, 2021

A place to visit:

Tsingtao Brewery Museum 

If there's one drink that is popular around the whole world - it's beer! People drink beer on all kinds of occasions: birthdays, parties, picnics, sports-related events such as soccer games etc. Chinese people are not an exception - they are true beer lovers (...)

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Added to Articles               April 19, 2021

Chinese words for Labour Day

Labour Day has an interesting background. It was originated in the USA following a strike which took place on May 1st in Chicago: the US workers realized that their working hours were too long (around 12-16 hours), so they decided to fight for more leisure time (...)

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Added to Articles               April 11, 2021

Why do Chinese love drinking hot water?

If you live in China there is one thing you may be very puzzled about: "Why do most Chinese drink hot water? Even in summer?" This is something not very common in other countries  - when you drink something hot it would rather be tea, coffee or soup but not plain water (...)

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Added to Articles               April 10, 2021

Chinese phrases that have no direct meaning

Just like every language in the world, Chinese also has some metaphoric phrases that are commonly used but, if translated directly, have no logical sense. Like in English - "a piece of cake" means something easy to deal with, and not actually a dessert...

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Added to Articles                 April 2, 2021

Things to say on

Qing Ming Festival

Qing Ming Festival is the time to mourn deceased people. Last time we taught you a poem and explained its meaning, and if you still remember there was a phrase: "路上行人欲断魂" - it described how...

Added to Articles                April 1, 2021

April Fool has another bitter meaning because of him

When talking about April, the first thing that comes to mind is "April Fool". However for us, Chinese, this has another bitter meaning: our beloved singer and actor, Leslie Cheung, committed suicide on April 1st, 2003.