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A Giant Rubber Duck in China Posted by on Sep 30, 2014

In the fall of 2013, the globetrotting Giant Rubber Duck made a stop at Beijing’s Summer Palace. Known in Chinese as 大黄鸭 (dà huáng yā – Big Yellow Duck), its visit coincided with China’s National Day. Seeing as how tomorrow is National Day, here’s a little highlight reel of the Duck’s visit to the capital…

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National Day Golden Week Posted by on Oct 4, 2013

Every year on October 1st, China celebrates its National Day (国庆节 – guó qìng jié). This holiday marks the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, which Chairman Mao proclaimed from Tiananmen Square. Along with the Spring Festival, this is a week-long holiday for most people. Actually, people call them both “Golden Weeks”…

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Labor Day in China Posted by on Apr 30, 2013

Tomorrow is a national holiday here in China – Labor Day (劳动节 – láo dòng jié). Known more colloquially as “May Day” (五一节 – wǔ yī jié), this holiday always falls on May 1st. Actually, May 1st is International Labor Day, as it is an official holiday in over 80 countries. Until 2008, this was…

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