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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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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Homosexuality in China

Homosexuality in China

China is home to the world’s largest lesbian, gay and bisexual population, there is a long and well documented history of homosexuality in China and homosexuality is legal in China. However, despite these facts which suggest a positive attitude towards homosexuality, the situation for many LGBT people in China is still complex, with many individuals facing discrimination and struggling for acceptance. Historians suggest that homosexuality […]

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How many Valentine’s Days does China have?

How many Valentine’s Days does China have?

In China, younger generations have enthusiastically adopted a number of western festivals, including Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas and Valentine’s Day, much to the annoyance of traditionalists who fret over the Westernisation of Chinese culture.  What is interesting about China’s adoption of February 14 Valentine’s Day is that China already has special days which celebrate love and romance. In fact, Chinese couples are now able to confess their undying […]

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Get Ready for the Year of the Rat

Get Ready for the Year of the Rat

On Saturday 25 January, 2020, millions of people across the world will celebrate Chinese New Year and the arrival of the Year of the Rat (鼠年).   The Year of the Rat, which will run from 25 January, 2020 to 11 February, 2021, is considered a year for optimism, new experiences and new beginnings. While in English we refer to this year as Year of the […]

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Singles Day 11/11

Singles Day 11/11

How China’s anti-valentine’s became the world’s biggest shopping day Not only does China celebrate Valentine’s three times a year , but the country also has an anti-valentine’s celebration, known as Singles Day (光棍节), and it’s become the world’s biggest shopping day. While Chinese society continues to exhort traditional family values , there remains enormous pressure on young people, especially women, to marry, settle down and start families before they […]

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Celebrating Halloween in China

Celebrating Halloween in China

Halloween is among a handful of western festivals which are celebrated in China. Although the manner in which these festivals are celebrated may not be particularly traditional, the enthusiasm with which they are celebrated can not be questioned. Across Europe and North America, Halloween is widely celebrated by children, families, teens, young adults and local communities through ‘trick or treating’, fancy dress and Halloween parties. […]

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China 70th Anniversary Celebrations

China 70th Anniversary Celebrations

Drones, pigeons, fireworks, alcohol and soap operas restricted ahead of Anniversary Celebrations On October 1, China will hold anniversary celebrations to mark 70 years since the founding of the People’s Republic of China. There will be a massive military parade through the centre of Beijing, and a speech by the Communist Party’s leader, President Xi Jinping.  To ensure the anniversary celebrations in China run smoothly, […]

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Peppa the Pig in China

Peppa the Pig in China

Peppa the Pig – Lovably Swine, Gangster Thug or Hollywood Superstar? Award winning cartoon ‘Peppa the Pig’ is one of the most popular children’s television programmes in the world, with fans in 180 territories and the show available in more than 20 different languages . However, despite Peppa the Pig’s global appeal, this loveable swine’s relationship with China has been a complicated affair littered with ups and downs. […]

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Learn all about China with Domino Chinese

Learn all about China with Domino Chinese

If you wishing to enrich your language learning with greater insights to the people, lifestyles and culture of modern-day China, then be sure to enjoy this selection of videos about China, brought to you by Felix, Ann and the Domino Chinese team. This playlist includes videos on Chinese cuisine, culture, beliefs, dialects, dating, entertainment, food, football, nightlife, sports, shopping and love! Felix and the team are […]

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