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Kunming - City of Spring
China Travel Guide - Travel in Yunnan


Kunming (kūn míng 昆明) city is the provincial capital of Yunnan Province (yún nán shěng 云南省), which is the political, economic and cultural center of Yunnan Province as well as the gateway of China to the Southeast Asian countries. Kunming City is China's famous historic cultural city. Because it's evergreen everywhere like spring all the year round with flowers blooming everywhere, the city is known as "City of Spring" (chūn chéng 春城) or "City of Flowers" (huā chéng 花城). It is indeed a well-known site for sightseeing and a summer resort.

Xilin Gol League
China Travel Guide - Travel in Inner Mongolia

 Xilin Gol League
Xilin Gol League
(xī lín guō lè méng 锡林郭勒盟) lies in the center of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, with Xilinhot (xī lín hào tè 锡林浩特) serving as its government seat. "Xilin” in Mongolian means the Champaign on the plateau while Gol means the river. The name of Xilin Gol League origins from the Xilin River (Gol) where ten banners in Qing Dynasty (qīng cháo 清朝) formed a union. map

Liangzhu Jade
Learn Chinese - History and Culture

      Liangzhu Jade
The history of Liangzhu jade (liáng zhǔ yù 良渚玉) can be traced back to 4300 to 5000 years ago. Most Liangzhu jade items were excavated in Fanshan (fǎn shān 反山), Yaoshan (yáo shān 瑶山) in Zhejiang Province (zhè jiāng shěng 浙江省), Qianshanyang (qián shān yàng 钱山漾), Caoxieshan (cǎo xié shān 草鞋山) in Jiangsu Province (jiāng sū shěng 江苏省), and Shanghai (shàng hǎi 上海). The delicacy of Liangzhu jade is beyond praise.

退避三舍 (tuì bì sān shè)
Learn Chinese - Chinese Idiom

altDuring the Spring and Autumn Period (chūn qiū 春秋时期,770-476 BC), Duke Xian of the State of Jin Killed the crown prince Sheng because he had heard slanders about Sheng and believed them. He also sent his men to arrest Chong Er, Shen Sheng and believed them. He also sent his men to arrest Chonh Er, Shen Sheng's brother.

Top 16 Shanghai Markets
China Living Tips - Shopping & Leisure

Shanghai MarketsThe term "market" is flexible, and in Shanghai, it applies to vendors selling virtually the same thing all under one roof, or in one open section of space. Unlike the Western sense of competition, the Chinese believe that if you are all selling the same thing, you'll attract more customers. Fair enough.

Indeed, this makes life easy for the shopper. Want pearls? Go to the pearl market. Want fabric? Go to the fabric market. Want crickets? You guessed it, go to the cricket market. Just remember your bargaining skills! You'll need them in the markets of Shanghai.

1. Dong Tai Road Antique Market
Description: Be warned, the word "antique" can apply to things made last year.
Address: Dong Tai Road, near Xizang Nan Road
Opening hours: Daily. Morning (in full swing by 9:30-10am) till sundown.
Comments: Dong Tai Road is a lot of fun, especially if you're in the mood to just wander and look at junk. You'll find every kind of Mao memorabilia to old records, photos, lanterns, porcelain, chopsticks and knick-knacks. Remember to bargain hard here and have fun treasure hunting.

South China Normal University
Study in China - Colleges and Universities

South China Normal University is an institution of higher learning with a long history and a rich legacy. Situated in Guangzhou, an open metropolis in South China, the University is imbued with Lingnan’s pioneering and pragmatic spirit. It has a tradition of elegant simplicity and a favourable learning atmosphere. In the past seventy years or so, the University has all along preserved its distinguishing characteristics, mainly concentrating on teacher-education and training, and has dedicated itself to training qualified teachers and professionals of other kind, viz., outstanding personnel of moral integrity, high thinking, inventive ability, with a sense of responsibility.

Foreigner in Chinese Media
Foreigners in China - Foreigners in China
Extracted from First Mover, Issue 22, edited by Wang Ye

Ever seen a two-meter-like human-skyscraper walking passing by? And you might not recognize him by sight, but probably his voice will ring a bell—This is Paul James, anchorman of People in the Know, political current affair program broadcasted in English on China Radio International (CRI).

Dressed in black suit, Paul sits casually and shares his story.
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