Hero Shepherd Saves Ultra-Marathon Runners

Hero Shepherd Saves Ultra-Marathon Runners

A Chinese shepherd from a remote region of Gansu Province has become a national hero, and made international headlines, after saving the lives of six ultra-marathon runners. The modest shepherd explained his heroic actions were simply the actions of, “an ordinary person who did a very ordinary thing.” Huanghe Shilin Mountain Marathon The heroic shepherd, Zhu Keming, rescued the six ultra-marathon runners on the afternoon […]

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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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Climbing in China

Climbing in China

In recent years, adventure activities and extreme sports have become increasingly popular across China. Alongside diving, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, skateboarding and mountain biking, climbing is proving a big hit with Chinese looking for an adrenaline fix. There are over 500 indoor climbing walls in cities across China, and government departments are encouraging all major cities to develop indoor climbing facilities. Each year there are dozens […]

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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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The New Normal

The New Normal

The coronavirus outbreak, which has brought disarray to the entire planet, appears to be reaching its zenith, and, as it does, many countries are cautiously beginning the process of emerging from lockdown to reopen businesses, schools, communities, and embark on ‘life after covid’ .Experts predict that as countries loosen social distancing restrictions, the virus will unleash a second wave of illness and death which will continue into 2021. Even after […]

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Overlanding through China

Overlanding through China

Regardless of where you visit and how you travel, a trip to China is an unforgettable experience, but what could be more amazing experience than overlanding from one side of this fascinating country to the other?   During September and October last year, Evelin and Ferenc undertook the challenging but highly rewarding feat of driving from China’s northern border with Mongolia to the country’s southern border with […]

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Authentic Chinese Cuisine You Absolutely Must Try!

Authentic Chinese Cuisine You Absolutely Must Try!

Without a doubt, one of the highlights of any trip to China is the opportunity to sample authentic Chinese cuisine. In fact, there is so much great food to choose from the biggest problem you’ll have (besides overeating and putting on weight) is deciding which of the country’s mouthwatering dishes you should try. Fortunately for those looking to sample the very best of authentic Chinese […]

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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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China’s facial recognition technology

China’s facial recognition technology

Things you should know about China’s facial recognition technology China’s use of surveillance technology has been making headlines recently with the US blacklisting eight technology companies and Hong Kong’s leaders using emergency laws to ban protesters from wearing face masks so facial recognition cameras can be used to identify them. Governments and law enforcement agencies across the globe are increasingly reliant on surveillance cameras and […]

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