May 24, 2019

Are you wondering how to learn Chinese faster? Let us guide you to get closer to fluency in Mandarin in a fraction of the time.

Right now, Mandarin Chinese is one of the most useful and growing languages in the world. There are great reasons for you to learn Chinese so that you ca...

July 27, 2017

 Gānbēi (干杯) is the Chinese equivalent of "Cheers!"

Chinese table manners have a long history and tradition dating back to centuries ago. Even today, people from some regions in China are still extremely strict when it comes to table manners.

When taking part in or hosting a Chines...

July 20, 2017

 Get ready for memes.

Green reminds people of nature, in that almost every plant you see is green. Sometimes it gets people upset for bringing back the bad memories of stock price fall. In China, green can also drive people mad, but in a completely different way. In fact, the colo...

July 19, 2017

 Zhou Enlai and Norodom Sihanouk during the latter's first visit to China.

On this day in 1958, the People’s Republic of China formally established diplomatic relations with the Kingdom of Cambodia.

In April 1955, Prince Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia met Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai a...

July 17, 2017

The King himself.

On this day in 2003, more than 50 radio stations across Asia declared July 16th as Jay Chou Day and simultaneously broadcast his latest song, 'In the Name of the Father', the first track in his fourth album Yeh Hui-mei. More than 800 million people tuned in to ta...

July 13, 2017

 The Beijing National Stadium, where the opening ceremony was held, is also known as the "Bird's Nest."

On this day in 2001, Beijing was selected as the host city of the 2008 Olympics at the 112th IOC Session in Moscow. IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch’s announcement of “Beiji...

July 12, 2017

 Outdoors? No thanks.

Today the weather rùfú (入伏), or enters the hottest period of the year in China. means “ to enter” in Chinese, and refers to this period, called sānfútiān (三伏天).

There is an old saying in Chinese, “the hottest days are the sānfútiān, and the coldest are t...

July 6, 2017

 A statue of Admiral Zheng He in Indonesia.

On this day in 1433, Admiral Zheng He finished his 28 year-long ocean voyage and returned to China. It was the most expensive voyage in Chinese history, involving 27,000 sailors and 200 ships. Zheng He even set his foot on the Western Pa...

July 6, 2017

 Mmm... bon appetite 😋

July is usually the hottest month of the year in China. For example in my hometown Beijing, the daytime temperature stays at a sweltering 95°F (35°C) all month long. But today was a lucky day for Beijingers because of heavy rain. We consider rain to be the...