Tips on Good Health

Here are some handy tips on good health compiled from the Traditional Chinese Medicine point of view. Qi and Health Qi in the concept of the traditional Chinese medicine is an info energy that forms and sways everything in the universe, and it is in the ocean of the qi that everything exists. As your body is structured and maintained by qi, the quality […]

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8 Chinese Daoist Vegetable Dishes

These simple vegetable recipes are selected from 100 Taoist vegetable dishes recommended by the vice president of China Taoist Association. Asparagus Stir Fry with Sweet Potatoes Ingredients (1) Asparagus, cut into sections; (2) Sweet potatoes, cut into large chips; (3) Red capsicum, cut into chips; (4) Ginger, cut into thin strips; (5) Corn flour, dilute with water. Steps: (1) Blanch asparagus in a pot […]

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8 Spicy Tofu Dishes – Taoist Recipes

These spicy tofu recipes are selected from 100 Taoist vegetable dishes recommended by the vice president of China Taoist Association. Spicy Dried Tofu Ingredients: (1) A box of dried tofu, score each of them with a knife; (2) Soy sauce; (3) Chilli powder. Steps: (1) Soak tofu in soy sauce mixed with sugar and chili powder for about ten minutes; (2) Arrange […]

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Chinese Business Traditions

For thousands of years, China had been a peasant society with commercial activities consciously suppressed, which shaped China’s business traditions. But it was not always the case. There was a time when China was a paradise for merchants, and the merchant paradise lasted for 600 years. It was Shang, a dynasty established in 1700BC by Chinese merchants. The Achievements of the Merchant […]

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China’s Confucius Merchants

In Chinese business world, there is a word that used to be very popular and now starts to regain public attention. That is the word “rushing (儒商)”, meaning Confucius Merchants. Why It Is Confucius Merchant Not Confucius Entrepreneur? Some Chinese scholars prefer to translate “rushang” into English as “Confucius Entrepreneur”. This term may have a better echo to the contemporary Chinese […]

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Chinese New Year Traditions and Customs

Chinese New Year traditions and customs vary in different parts of China. Here just introduce some common practices adopted by majority groups of Chinese people. Lunar December 8: Traditionally this is the day when Chinese New Year festival begins to warm up. People cook nuts-rich rice congee (labazhou 腊八粥, la 腊 for lunar December, ba 八 is number 8, zhou 粥 means congee) and serve when it’s hot on […]

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8 Bizarre Chinese to English Translation

Over the years, there are heaps of jokes spreading online regarding some weird Chinese to English translation found in China. Many of them are the result of a literal interpretation, character by character. Recently, Mella Robinson and Mellissa Stanger from businessinsider.com.au listed “18 Chinese expressions with bizarre literal translations”. They believe those peculiar expressions are derived from the fact that the Chinese “characters that make up each […]

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Online Shopping in China

Online shopping in China is booming. According to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), since two years ago, China has replaced the US as the world’s largest e-commerce market, with a market value at $306 billion. Just the sales figure of Alibaba (taobao.com) alone is equal to the entire US online selling. By the end of 2013, there are around 8 million stores on […]

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