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China Celebrates the First International Tea Day

Fans of tea in the world must have long been dreaming of a universal tea day. And you probably have heard the news that in November 2019, the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly adopted May 21 as the "International Tea Day ". Since then, there is a designated festival for tea lovers. Bravo!May 21, 2020 marks the world's first International Tea Day.China is celebrating Tea DayChin ...
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Easy Tour China Founder Wei's Life during Coronavirus in April

Wei is general manager of Easy Tour China, and would like share his life in Guilin, Southwest China, during the coronavirus epidemic period.April 02, 2020, cold snap from north China goes on. RainingThe provincial government distributed 268yuan worth of coupon thru Alipay. But how can the old folks without alipay APP on their phone (and many of the phone are not smart phones) get the coupons? My ...
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In the Beginning...

I first arrived in China in March 2001, round-eyed, full of trepidation and ready for a range of exciting adventures. Less than one week later I was sat in a hospital in Xi’an with a drip in my arm. ‘So much for Chinese traditional medicine!’ I thought. As it turned out, this was to be the first step in an endless process of realigning my expectations.What HappenThe rather unexpected medical ...
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Most Popular Vegetarian Chinese Food

China boasts a vast territory. Climate and vegetation vary greatly from north to south, east to west, which played an indispensable role in the body constitutions and their diet of the people from different areas. This is why there are so many different cuisines and numerous dishes in China.Generally speaking, the vegetarian cuisine type is heavily affected by the cooking style in the area. If y ...
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Fun facts about the Great Wall

1. The Great Wall of China was inscribed on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site list in 1987.2. It is an urban myth that humans are able to see the Great Wall with their naked eyes from space or moon.3. The Great Wall is not a standardized product. In different regions, various materials and practices of construction were adopted based on the local condition. In the vast West China, due to t ...
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Fun Facts about China

For most foreigners from different cultural background, China is an enigmatic country with such plentiful heritage in history, and now it has risen into the second world largest economy, while ruled by a communist party – a totally different political system. What on earth this country looks like? In fact, 40 years ago China was still one of the poorest countries in the world. It witnessed dram ...
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Village Life as a Foreigner in China During the Coronavirus

I’d been in China for almost 10 years when, in 2009, I came to work in the small rural village of Jiuxian (about 8km from the famous tourist destination of Yangshuo). I was initially meant to spend 4 months here but ended up settling in Jiuxian. There were two things which created a huge impression on me during my first weeks in the village and resulted in me staying. The first was how incredib ...
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