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Dumplings: The Best Of The Best

One of the most well-known Chinese foods are dumplings, but what are the best ones? There is a big variety of dumplings and every region has its own specialty. Unless you are planning to live in every region for a long period of time, it is impossible to try all of them. Therefore we will...

May 27, 2015July 6, 2017by
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What’s So Cool About Learning Chinese?

Around the world, the buzzword in parenting circles is surely the Chinese language. Children in Asia, Europe and the Americas alike are lining up to learn Mandarin, since the Chinese economy is an undoubted force to contend with, and there are many things about this language that make is incredibly addictive and stimulating for learners....

May 21, 2015July 6, 2017by
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Snacking in the Capital

Alright, it’s the best time of the day. It’s snack time. Better than that, it’s snack time in Beijing. You’ve got a lot of choices; and not just because the city is home to 18 million other people and enough convenient stores to feed them all. If you venture a bit further out of your...

May 14, 2015July 6, 2017by
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The 5 Things Every Kid Has To Do At The Great Wall

Spring is here and that means it’s time to get yourself out to the Great Wall. Whether you’re a Beijinger or a tourist, there are five totally awesome things that every kid should do when they see this Wonder. Take your pick or do all five, it’s up to you…and your parents!   1. Watch...

April 3, 2015July 6, 2017by
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Everything You Need To Know About Lantern Festival

Lantern Festival 元宵节(yuánxiāo jié) is the last day of Chinese New Year and, in 2015, falls on March 5th. At this time, it is traditional for Chinese families to have paper lanterns hanging outside their houses. These are usually red, as that is the colour of luck and fortune in Chinese culture. On the evening...

February 14, 2015July 6, 2017by
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Why It Pays To Be A Kid At Chinese New Year

Being a kid at Chinese New Year is much like being a kid at Christmas; you will receive lots of presents from relatives, be able to eat as many sweets as you want and, because the Chinese believe that crying at New Year will set a bad president for the rest of the year; you...

February 6, 2015July 6, 2017by
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Why Every Kid Should Learn Chinese

There’s no disputing that Chinese classes are appearing more often on school curriculum around the world. There are many reasons why Chinese – especially Mandarin – is a great language to learn; including the fact that China’s economy has exploded in the last 20 years. However, it’s not just China’s growing economy and global status...

January 22, 2015July 6, 2017by
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Why Summer Camp In China?

Spending a whole month of your summer in China may very well be the most daunting experience of your life so far however, it will definitely be the most valuable and memorable one!   Chinese is a beautiful language, you can learn a lot about China’s art, history and culture just by studying the language...

December 10, 2014July 6, 2017by
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Top 10 Most Useful Chinese Phrases

If you’re thinking of coming to China, whether it’s for work, study or just for travel; it can make your time in the country more enjoyable if you can speak a little of the language. We’ve come up with 10 phrases that we think are essential to getting by in China. If you learn the...

October 17, 2014July 6, 2017by
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What to Pack for a Trip to China

You’re about to embark on the journey of a love time – a couple of weeks in the land of dragons, Peking Duck and Terracotta Warriors – China. But what essentials should you be making space for in your suitcase? We’ve come up with a list of  things you can’t live without, no matter how...

September 29, 2014July 6, 2017by