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The Chinese New Year 2018

The Chinese New Year – the Year of the Dog – will officially begin on the 23rd day of the 12th lunar month of the Chinese calendar. For th... Read more

The Year of the Dog

The Chinese calendar is based on the movements of the moon and is linked to the Chinese zodiac – 12 animals all ascribed to a new year. N... Read more

Exciting changes planned for JingJinJi

During my most recent trip to Beijing I was fascinated by a visit to the City Planning Department and their ambitious plans for urban reju... Read more

Chinese Breakfasts

Chinese Breakfasts Breakfast dishes in China widely differ from region to region. Chinese people usually eat soybean milk and deep-fr... Read more

Why not learn Chinese?

Mandarin is the main language of China. it’s also spoken in Hong Kong (China), Macao (China), Malaysia, Singapore and Chinese communities in... Read more

About WeChat

It’s hard to imagine life in modern China without WeChat. The app is just one of many examples of how China is leading the world in software... Read more

‘Three Chinese cultural lessons for the ignorant West̵...

The following is an article published by South China Morning Post ( 1 September, 2017) under the title 'Learning from China: three lessons f... Read more

Chinese Food and Colour

The ancient Chinese divided all things on the Earth into the five elements - fire, wood, earth, metal and water - to describe their charac... Read more

Gains and Losses as China changes 2000-2016, through an American...

The following article was written by Dodie Johnston, an American Licensed Educational Psychologist, who worked in public elementary schools ... Read more

Rewi Alley book republished for the next generation, 15 May 2017...

 Thirty years after Rewi Alley’s death, a new biography is in print to introduce his achievements to younger generations of New Zealanders. ... Read more

The ‘One Belt One Road’ Initiative – a Chinese...

Following the recent (March, 2017) visit to New Zealand by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, we may well be hearing more about the  'One Belt On... Read more

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