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Gaoligong Mountain
China Travel Guide - Travel in Yunnan


The Gaoligong Mountains, (gāo lí gòng shān 高黎贡山), are a mountainous sub-range of the southern Hengduan Mountain (héng duàn shān mài 横断山脉) Range. It is characterized by its natural landscape of biological and climate vertical belts, various types of vegetation, and a great variety of plants and animals. In 1983, the Gaoligong Mountain National Nature Reserve was established, and in 1992, the World Wildlife Fund, designated it a level A grade protected area. In 2000, UNESCO accepted it as a Biosphere Reserve member. The reserve is part of the Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas (yún nán sān jiāng bìng liú bǎo hù qū 云南三江并流保护区), established in 2003, and as such a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Magic Tibet Ⅳ-- Barkhor Street
China Travel Guide - Travel in Tibet

Barkhor (bā kuò 八廓), also named as Barghor, is the oldest street in Lhasa (lā sà 拉萨). Located in the old area of Lhasa City, Tibet, Barkhor Street is a round street surrounding the Jokhang Temple (dà zhāo sì 大昭寺) and the Tibetan people are always proud of it. As a symbol of Lhasa, this street is also a must-see place for the tourists.

朝三暮四(zhāo sān mù sì)
Learn Chinese - Chinese Idiom

altOnce upon a time, there lived an old man in Song Kingdom, who raised a lot of monkeys at home. The old man fed each monkey eight acorns every day, four in the morning and four in the evening. Later he fed so many monkeys that he had not enough acorns. So he wanted to feed monkeys seven acorns each day. Then he discussed with his monkeys, “From today on, I will give each of you four acorns in the morning and three acorns in the evening. Is that O.K.?” Hearing this, all the monkeys got angry. How come lack one in the evening? Then the old man changed to say, “I'll give each of you four acorns in the morning and three acorns in the evening.” Thinking that there were still four in the evening, all the monkeys became happy again.Three in the morning, four in the evening: The idiom originally means to fool others by playing tricks. It later extends to mean changing one’s mind frequently or not being responsible.Other expressions: to play fast and loose or to chop and change.

The Four Books and Five Classics
Learn Chinese - History and Culture

ConfucianismThe Four Books (sì shū 四书) refer to The Analects of Confucius (lún yǔ 论语), The Mencius (mèng zǐ 孟子), The Great Learning (dà xué 大学) and The Doctrine of the Golden Mean (zhōng yōng 中庸). The former two are collections of sayings and teachings of Confucius (kǒng zǐ 孔子) and Mencius (mèng zǐ 孟子) as well as sayings of their disciples while the latter two are chapters in The Classic of Rites (lǐ jì 礼记). Chu His (zhū xī 朱熹), a famous scholar of the Southern Song Dynasty (nán sòng 南宋), held that The Four Books together outlined the basic system of Confucian thoughts (rú jiā sī xiǎng 儒家思想) and constituted a better introduction to the complicated materials in the Classics (jīng diǎn 经典), thus selecting these four texts from Classics and put them together as the Four Books.

I Can Speak Better Than Chinese Do
Foreigners in China - Foreigners in China
“She said that I spoke Chinese better than some Chinese people.” Rui Jiang Ming told me proudly. This compliment came from one of his Chinese friends while they were having lunch together. He said “I don’t know.” in Chinese which surprised his friends because his accent was nearly the same to those authentic Beijingers. When one of the Chinese girl were asked to pronounce the same sentence, he found that she cannot do the accent as he did, then he found out that some Chinese people from out of Beijing cannot do the Beijing accent as good as he did.

When I first met him, I translated one of the words in his name “ming” into tomorrow, but he insisted that it should be translated into brilliant even when I told him that they were the same word. But after I listened to his experience, I started to believe that brilliant is a perfect word to describe him. Rui Jiang Ming came from the capital city of People's Republic of Bangladesh Dhaka which is politic, economy and culture center of the nation. His first impression about a country named China came from a book. After reading it, he became curious about China. When he was in High School, his cousin came to Chinese to study Chinese. From the conversation with his cousin, he got the information that China is developing very quickly these years and there were many foreign student study Chinese in many big cities in China. Ever since then, the urge to go to Chinese has become more and more strong. Later, when he knew that the University of Dhaka which is the best university throughout Bangladesh offered Chinese class and there was a chance that you can go to China as an exchange student, he signed up for the program without any hesitated.
Transportation in Shanghai
China Living Tips - Travelling

Shanghai transportation

Whether you’re navigating the streets of Pudong and Puxi or trying to take a weekend trip to 

the neighboring suburbs, there are countless ways to get around Shanghai. Join the crowds, or avoid them, with this guide on getting around the city.

Public Transportation
Bicycles and Motorbikes
Car Service
High Speed Railway
Public Transportation
One look at the swirling colorful lines of the Shanghai Metro System map might scare you away. Embrace it, because Shanghai’s expansive public transit system is one of the cheapest and most convenient ways to get around the city. It won’t take long to learn its inner workings.
Central University for Nationalities
Study in China - Colleges and Universities

The Central University for Nationalities (CUN) is one of China’s most important comprehensive universities, and it is one of the 38 key universities receiving direct development support from the Chinese government. The goal for the Central University for Nationalities is to build up as “a first-class ethnic university in the world”.

The Central University for Nationalities has an advantageous geographical position, being located in an urban district of Beijing, and transportation is very convenient. There are many buses and a subway outside the front gate of CUN. CUN is situated in a university district, near the National Library to its south, and the Chinese “Silicon Valley”-Zhong Guan Cun high-technology industry base to its north. It has a beautiful flower-garden style campus, something rarely seen in northern China.

International Friendship --- A priceless friendship!
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A priceless friendship!
Brian and Risa

My name is Brian. Thanks to your service, I’ve made a very good friend here in Japan. I had just gotten out of basic training and learned that I was to be stationed in Japan. I signed up for a month and e-mailed a couple of people. I got lots of responses, and I responded back to everyone, but only one kept going. So we kept writing back and forth. About two months later I had been in Japan for a month and I kept in contact with my friend. We finally met in person two weeks ago and she has taken me to all kinds of places within the last two weeks. Her name is Risa and she is one of the coolest people I have ever met in my life. We plan to go out again! Thank you, it was well worth the money for a priceless friendship!


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