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Qingdao-Switzerland of the Orient
China Travel Guide - Travel in Shandong


Qingdao (qīng dǎo 青岛), also known in the West by its postal map spelling Tsingtao, is a major city in eastern Shandong province, People's Republic of China. It borders Yantai (yān tái 烟台) to the northeast, Weifang (wéi fāng 潍坊) to the west and Rizhao (rì zhào日照) to the southeast. Lying across the Shandong Peninsula while looking out to the Yellow Sea (huáng hé 黄河), Qingdao today is a major seaport, naval base, and industrial center. It is also the site of the Tsingtao Brewery. The character 青 (qīng) in Chinese means "green" or "lush", while the character 岛 (dǎo) means "island". Qingdao is administratively at the sub-provincial level. In 2008, Qingdao was named China's 7th-most livable city.

Chengxiang Ge Temple
China Travel Guide - Travel in Shanghai

 Chengxiang Ge

Chengxiang Ge (chén xiāng gé 沉香阁) Temple, also called Ci Yun Si (cí yún chán sì 慈云禅寺) located in Shanghai Old Town, is the most famous Buddhist nunnery (bǐ qiū ní 比丘尼) in Shanghai. The temple was originally built in 1600, the Wanli reign of the Ming Dynasty.

Learn Chinese - Chinese Proverbs

                        Chinese  Proverbs

              As long as the green hills remain, there’ll be no shortage of firewood.

Chinese Ancient Coins
Learn Chinese - History and Culture

altThe currency is a medium for the exchange of commodities. It was an inevitable outcome of such exchanges. In ancient China the currency came in different forms and was made variously from shells, jade, gold, silver, and paper.

Brief introduction about variety of ancient coins.
Shell money. Shell money was the oldest form of currency in ancient China. As the shells were small and hard in texture, they came in handy as money. By the Shang (shāng 商) and Zhou (zhōu 周) dynasties the use of shell money reached its top, and shell money became a symbol of wealth.

Outdoor Sports in Beijing
China Living Tips - Shopping & Leisure

alt1. What kinds of outdoor sports are available in Beijing?
There are many mountains which are 2,000 meters above sea level around Beijing, so hiking is one of the favorites of outdoor sports lovers. Other sports available are rock climbing, ice climbing, and hang gliding.

2. How to choose suitable sites for outdoor sports?
Although many mountains are scattered around Beijing, not all of them are suitable for outdoor sports. Choose those with convenient transportation, stable communication facilities, and sufficient clean water supplies.

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.


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