Reluctant Russian Heartthrob Celebrates Failure

Reluctant Russian Heartthrob Celebrates Failure

This week a Russian translator and part-time model realised his dream by finally being voted off a Chinese reality television show. Vladislav Ivanov, from Vladivostok, Russia, joined the reality TV show, ‘Produce Camp 2021’ in January. Since then, he has been kept from leaving the show by viewers continually voting for him, despite his lack of enthusiasm for the contests. Following his exit from the […]

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Best Books to learn about China and Chinese Culture

Best Books to learn about China and Chinese Culture

One question we are often asked by students wishing to learn more about China is, ‘What are the best books to read about China?’ China has a very rich literary tradition dating back thousands of years, making it often difficult for readers to know where to start. To provide an entry point to China’s literature canon, we recommend the following ten books. These texts are […]

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China’s 88 Billion Tree Great Green Wall

China’s 88 Billion Tree Great Green Wall

On March 12, China celebrates National Tree Planting Day each year by planting millions of trees across the country. China’s tree planting initiative was launched in 1979, one year after the country embarked on an ambitious Great Green Wall project. These two environmental projects have had important successes, while also encountering challenges which other countries can learn from. Last year’s National Tree Planting Day was […]

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China’s Race to Mars

China’s Race to Mars

This week China made history with its first successful space mission to Mars. The Chinese spacecraft, Tianwen-1, entered Mars’ atmosphere on February, 10 and has begun sending back detailed images of the Red Planet’s surface. Tianwen-1 is not the only spacecraft to visit Mars this month, it is joined by space probes from the US and the Emirates. The three nations have been in a […]

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Success in the Year of the Ox

Success in the Year of the Ox

2020 was a difficult year, and nearly everyone is happy to put the Year of the Rat behind them. There are high expectations that 2021 will be a better year for us all. In Chinese astrology, 2021 is the Year of the Ox, and according to Chinese beliefs this will be a good year for some, but a difficult year for others. For success in […]

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Understanding China

Understanding China

China is a fascinating country with a rich culture and a long history. As China takes an increasingly important role on the world stage, more and more people are interested in better understanding the country, the people and the culture. So what is the best way to gain a deeper understanding of China? Listed below are five tips for better understanding China, but before you […]

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Learn Chinese on Social Media

Learn Chinese on Social Media

For years, parents and educators have fretted over how social media distracts students, shortens their power of concentration. Social media networks are not without their problems. However, learners and educators now believe that with good content, social media can actually enhance learning. If you are want to learn Chinese, we have some great social media accounts for you to follow. At Domino Chinese, we’ve long […]

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Will China miss Trump?

Will China miss Trump?

As President Trump joins the unflattering list of ‘one-term presidents’, leaders in China (and across the world) prepare for international relations to return to normal with a more predictable leader in the Oval Office.  Over the past 4 years China-US relations have been particularly strained with an economic tit-for-tat that has stifled economic growth. But Trump’s presidency has not been all bad news for China, […]

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Mid-Autumn Festival

Mid-Autumn Festival

Mooncake Festival Falling on the 15th day of the 8th month according to the Chinese lunar calendar, the Mid-Autumn Festival is the second grandest festival in China after the Chinese New Year.  On the festival day, family members gather to appreciate the bright full moon, tell stories of the moon to the children, eat moon cakes, and express love toward family members and friends who […]

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Travelling to China during the Pandemic

Travelling to China during the Pandemic

Between late-February and mid-April 2020, as countries frantically battled the first Coronavirus outbreak, international travel came to a complete standstill and over 90% of commercial aircraft were grounded. Strict travelling restrictions were put in place in Europe, America, China and over 150 countries closed their borders to stem the spread of the virus.  Six months on from the pandemic’s initial peak, lockdowns and ‘stay-home’ restrictions […]

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