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Visiting the Ancient City of Pingyao Posted by on Apr 28, 2022

For those interested in Chinese history and culture, a great place to visit is the Ancient City of Pingyao (平遥古城 píng yáo gǔ chéng), located in central Shanxi province (山西省 shān xī shěng). Although the small city of the same name will be of little interest to travelers, the old town is a fantastic UNESCO World…

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A Perfect Day in Beijing Posted by on Mar 16, 2022

Beijing is a massive, sprawling city that’s home to over 20 million people. As such, it can be an overwhelming place to explore. Having spent half a decade calling the city home, I’m here to help you plan a trip to the Chinese capital. In this post, I’ll share my advice for how to spend…

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A Spring Festival History Lesson Posted by on Jan 20, 2022

It’s that time of the year again, as China gears up for its most important holiday –  the Spring Festival (春节 chūn jié). Also known around the world as Chinese New Year (农历新年 nóng lì xīn nián), this holiday begins on the first day of the first month (正月 zhēng yuè) of the lunar calendar. That’s…

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Celebrating National Day Posted by on Oct 4, 2021

Every year on October 1st, China celebrates its National Day (国庆节 guó qìng jié). This is one of the most important holidays in the country. It’s one of two Golden Week (黄金周 huáng jīn zhōu) holidays, along with the Spring Festival (春节 chūn jié). People all over the country are enjoying a few days off…

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Xi Jinping’s Controversial Speech Posted by on Jul 14, 2021

As I mentioned in my last post, Beijing recently held a massive celebration for the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party (中国共产党 zhōng guó gòng chǎn dǎng). During the event, which drew thousands of people to Tiananmen Square, Xi Jinping (习近平 xí jìn píng) gave a long speech to the nation that attracted a lot…

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China Marks the 100th Anniversary of the Communist Party Posted by on Jul 6, 2021

Last week in Beijing, there was a massive celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party (中国共产党成立100周年庆祝活动 zhōng guó gòng chǎn dǎng chéng lì 100 zhōu nián qìng zhù huó dòng). The speech given by current General Secretary of the CCP and President of China, Xi Jinping (习近平 xí jìn píng) is making…

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Talking About the Olympics in Chinese Posted by on Jun 22, 2021

There’s a lot of talk right now about the Summer Olympics (夏季奥运会 xià jì ào yùn huì) at the moment. The games were postponed last year due to the pandemic and there has ben a lot of uncertainty surrounding them. We’re now just a month away and it looks like they are definitely happening in Tokyo…

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