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Archive for August, 2014

Hong Kong to Kunming Overland Posted by on Aug 30, 2014

For many people traveling to China, going between Hong Kong and Kunming is a great way to get in and out of the country – especially if on an extended trip around Southeast Asia. As the financial center of Asia and a huge tourist destination, Hong Kong is ideal for beginning a China adventure. Flights…

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Dancing with the Dragon and Phoenix Posted by on Aug 28, 2014

Our coverage of the Splendid China theme park in Shenzhen is coming to an end with this final video. If you missed the other stuff, go back and check out the article with tons of photos and watch the videos – one covers the replica ethnic minority villages while the other shows the amazing mini-China…

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A Guide to Changbai Mountain (长白山) Posted by on Aug 25, 2014

One of the best places to visit in Northeast China (东北 – dōng běi) is the incredible Changbai Mountain (长白山 – cháng bái shān). The “Eternally White Mountain” sits on the border between China and North Korea, and it is a very sacred place to Koreans (they call it Mt. Baekdu). Since people from South…

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10 Helpful Posts to Improve Your Chinese Posted by on Aug 19, 2014

We’ve posted hundreds of articles and videos to the Chinese Language & Culture Blog over the years, and while we do our best to make sure content is easy to find, it can be a bit tricky digging through such a vast archive. As we cover different subjects – from Chinese cuisine, to holidays, to…

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From Communist Factory to Art Haven – 798 Posted by on Aug 16, 2014

If you love art, then you’d better get to Beijing to check out the 798 Art District (798艺术区 – qī jiǔ bā yì shù qū). Housed amongst old decommissioned military factories, the area has an interesting back story to say the least. Back in the early 1950s, the newly formed People’s Republic of China teamed…

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100 Most Common Chinese Characters (41-60) Posted by on Aug 12, 2014

We’re working our way through the 100 most common Chinese characters in short videos, and today we’re moving along with #s 41-60. Learn 20 more important Chinese characters in under two minutes by following along and practicing your pronunciation.

Great Ways to Learn Chinese – nciku Posted by on Aug 10, 2014

Last month, we kicked off a new series here about “Great Ways to Learn Chinese,” focusing mostly on what’s available online. In the first post, we introduced the BBC’s excellent program “Real Chinese” – a video series that teaches plenty of useful Mandarin Chinese while at the same time providing insight into Chinese culture. Today…

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