A  foolish officer escorting a criminal monk to the capital. (Image: Bernadette Wolf / Vision Times)

I Have Disappeared

There was a foolish officer who escorted a criminal monk to the capital. This officer was worried that he would forget his belongings and his task. He carefully checked everything before he took off. He also made up phrases as…

This is the story about how Zheng Mao became the First Wife of King Cheng of Chu. (Image:  wikimedia /  CC0 1.0)

Zheng Mao and King Cheng

One day, King Cheng stood on the high platform in the quarters of the royal ladies. As he looked across the room, he noticed that the ladies on the floor below were vying with each other to catch his attention,…

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I Have Disappeared

There was a foolish officer who escorted a criminal monk to the capital. This officer was worried that he would forget his belongings and his task. He carefully checked everything…

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A Virtuous Mother From the Three Kingdoms Era

During the period of the Three Kingdoms, Zhong Yao (151-230), the founder of the regular Chinese calligraphy script known as kaishu, was married to Zhang Chang-pu (199-257). Zhang was an…

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Tainted History: Taking History as a Guide

In the series Tainted History, Vision Times focuses on stories about the fates of famous Chinese people around 1949, at a time when the Communist Party occupied China after winning…

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Zheng Mao and King Cheng

One day, King Cheng stood on the high platform in the quarters of the royal ladies. As he looked across the room, he noticed that the ladies on the floor…

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Why Hong Kong Loves the IB Exams

In academics, Hong Kong is known for its love of the International Baccalaureate (IB) exams. Every year, thousands of its students work hard in an effort to score top grades.…

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3 Reasons for the U.S.-China Trade War

The U.S.-China trade war may very well be the event that defines which nation will end up as the top superpower of the 21st century. And as far as the…

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An Air Show in Taiwan

In the face of China’s continued escalation of military intimidation and diplomatic blockade, Taiwan (officially the Republic of China, ROC) staged an air show with displays of warplanes in southern…

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How Feng Shui Plays a Big Role in Hong Kong

Feng shui refers to the traditional Chinese belief regarding the arrangement of buildings and objects. It is based on the idea that nature and cosmology play a big role in…