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Luntai Huyang Poplar Forest Park
China Travel Guide - Travel in Xinjiang

Luntai Huyang Poplar Forest Park
At the southern foot of the Tianshan Mountains (tiān shān 天山), edged on the other side by the forbidding Tarim Basin (tǎ lǐ mù pén dì 塔里木盆地), lies Xinjiang's desert forest, Luntai Huyang Poplar Forest Park (lún tái shā mò sēn lín gōng yuán 轮台沙漠森林公园), as oxymoronic as that may seem. The reason life flourishes in such an arid zone is due to the Huyang poplar trees. Luntai (lún tái 轮台) is the world's largest preserve of Huyang poplars, 27, 000 hectares' worth.

China Travel Guide - Travel in Yunnan

The Weishan Yi and Hui Autonomous County (wēi shān yí zú huí zú zì zhì xiàn 巍山彝族回族自治县) is located in the south of the Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture (dà lǐ bái zú zì zhì zhōu 大理白族自治州) in the west of Yunnan Province (yún nán shěng 云南省). Lying in the upper section of Ailao Mountain (āi láo shān 哀牢山) and Wuliang Mountain (wú liàng shān 无量山), Weishan is more than 54 kilometers from Kunming (kūn míng 昆明), the provincial capital of Yunnan, and 54 kilometers from Dali City, the seat of the prefectural government. It has under its jurisdiction nine villages, two towns and 82 village offices.

Learn Chinese - History and Culture

         Blue and White Porcelain
Porcelain (cí qì 瓷器) derives its present name from old Italian porcellana because of its resemblance to the translucent surface of the shell. Porcelain can informally be referred to as "china" in some English-speaking countries, as China was the birth place of porcelain making. Porcelain was developed on the basis of pottery. If calculated from the appearance of the primitive porcelain in the Shang Dynasty (shāng cháo 商朝), it has a history of about 3000 years. Properties associated with porcelain include low permeability and elasticity; considerable strength, hardness, glassiness, brittleness, whiteness, translucence, and resonance; and a high resistance to chemical attack and thermal shock.

Learn Chinese - Chinese Proverbs

Chinese Proverbs


             When rich, think of poverty, but do not think of riches when you are poor.

Fudan University
Study in China - Colleges and Universities

Located at 280 Zhengtong Road, Shanghai, the International Cultural Exchange School is one of the 17 full-time schools of Fudan University. Although it was officially founded in 1987, this school began to take international students as early as fifty years ago. Now it has 600 undergraduates, 700 students in long-term training courses and 700 students in short-term training course.

Family Healthcare in Shanghai
China Living Tips - Health

Healthcare in ShanghaiShanghai has one of the better healthcare facilities in China compared to second and third tier cities, however, there aren't as many western medical establishments as local Chinese hospitals but keep in mind that new and improved services are rising rapidly. A great benefit for most expats is their major international insurances are accepted by many health care providers and in the case that they do not have one it is also available for purchase through a number of reputable brokers. Under any circumstance, foreigners can still go to a local facility for any medical concerns which usually is inexpensive and paid out of pocket. Another thing that expats should keep in mind is to bring any western medications that they need because most of the time those medications aren’t available locally. Also in the event of a medical emergency it is best to utilize the fastest transport available due to the fact that ambulance times are slow because Shanghai traffic doesn’t yield to these vehicles. 

Lucas Loh: A Man Who Always Knows What He Needs
Foreigners in China - Foreigners in China

With a clear goal in mind and a big ambition in heart, Lucas Loh, 30, strode out of his comfort zone as a civil servant in Singapore to pursue his career in the business which he believed would definitely take him to the global arena of business.

Lucas Loh believes people's demands for real estate derive from their daily needs: offices for working, malls for shopping and houses for living. In this sense, understanding what the market needs and then working to fulfill those needs are the keys to success in this industry. 
Loh is the Deputy CEO of CapitaLand China, a subsidiary company of the Singaporean real estate giant CapitaLand Group. This philosophy not only works in business, but has become a way of life for the 47-year-old Singaporean. 

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