Mooncakes are a staple of the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival. (Image:  lr175
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Why Chinese Eat Mooncakes

One of the most well-known staples of the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival is the mooncake, called yuebing (月餅) in Chinese. While the name “mooncake” goes back only to the Tang Dynasty over a millennium ago, the basic concept has been around…

Under pressure from U.S. tariffs that have critically hit their exports, Beijing will reportedly seek the permission of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to impose sanctions against the United States. (Image: via  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

China Playing All Cards Against US Trade Sanctions

Under pressure from U.S. tariffs that have critically hit their exports, Beijing will reportedly seek the permission of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to impose sanctions against the United States. Meanwhile, President Trump is already considering pressuring China with additional…

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