Category Archives for "Culture & Language"

Online Mandarin Learning Resources

Start Learning Mandarin Online. There is a number of great online Mandarin learning resources. Some are free whilst others cost money though they will certainly assist you in learning Chinese. We have done the work for you and hand picked the best learning Chinese learning tools out there and grouped them by function. These tools […]

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Sports & Games In China

It is inevitable that with such a long history and great culture China should have developed several unique and traditional sports and past times. Although China has long been associated with the martial arts, sport in China today consists of a small variety of competitive sports played in China. Chinese Kungfu (also called “Wushu”) has one […]

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CSR In China And Education

In recent years almost every country has realized the importance of the effect we as humans have on this earth. Simply because of China’s population, the impact is even greater in China. Because of this, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is extremely vital to impress upon China’s continually expanding business world. The Chinese government has made […]

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Why Study Mandarin?

Mandarin is becoming more and more useful and the reasons are all very different as to why people study it. The world’s most widely spoken language and yet travel to most countries outside of Asia and you wouldn’t know it. The US and UK have recently made Mandarin an optional subject at most schools along […]

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Introduction To Chinese Social Media Platforms

“Welcome to China, a world without Facebook, Youtube nor Twitter. Don’t panic but! When in China, do as the Chinese do!” Many of our participants arrive in China and one of their first questions is how they can live without Facebook, Youtube or Twitter and websites they areso accustomed to! Thanks to the wonderful invention […]

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Chinese Birthday

One of your co-workers comes up to you and says “生日快乐 (Sheng ri kuai le)!” Before you take this mysterious phrase as an insult upon your honor, don’t worry; this is Chinese for Happy Birthday! While the day you came into this world is an important day all around the world, there are some unique […]

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Beijing Art

Art in China varied throughout its ancient history, divided into periods by the ruling dynasties of China and changing technology. Different forms of art have been influenced by great philosophers, teachers, religious figures and even political leaders. During the Cultural Revolution in 1966 with the concept of Four Olds (old ideas, old culture, old customs, […]

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Chinese Music

China’s vast arrangements of music open up a new world of sounds to foreigners. The music of China dates back to the dawn of Chinese civilization. It gained its existence from the Central Asia region. Chinese vocal music is sung in solo with a non-resonant voice, accompanied with solo instruments or with a bowed stringed […]

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Chinese Holidays And Their Impact

Conducting business with a country on the other side of the world can be difficult because of the different time zones and customs. In some parts of the world, holidays shut down one country, while another country is still running at full speed. Knowing the customs and the effect of celebrations in China will help […]

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Chinese Dining Tips And Alcohol

With a 6000 years history, regional cultural differences and the ethnical diversity of China varying greatly within China, this gives rise to different styles of food and dining habits. Food plays a big part in Chinese life, from doing business deals to celebrating big occasions or just to get people together. Many of the cuisines […]

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