Monthly Archives: June, 2017

Google Fined $2.71 Billion for Unfair Practices

Google was recently slapped with a $2.71 billion fine by the European Commission's antitrust comity. Google allegedly used unfair means to gain an advantage over...

Top Chinese Birthday Traditions and Tips

Chinese people calculate a person’s age according to the lunar calendar (Yīn lì in Chinese; 陰曆) without zeros, meaning that a newborn’s age is...

The New York Times Journalist Who Covered Up Genocide

A Pulitzer Prize winning journalist for The New York Times covered up one of the worst genocides in modern history. The atrocity I’m referring...

The Lasting Beauty of Chinese Bronze Mirrors

Bronze mirrors have a 4,000 year history in China. Not until the later period of the Qing Dynasty were they gradually replaced by glass...

Famous People From Ancient China: Mencius and His Mother

In 375 B.C., a boy was born in Zou County, Shandong Province, to one of the many famous people from ancient China. The boy's...

The Meaning Behind the Nine-Dragon Wall in Beijing’s Forbidden City

The two most popular tourist attractions in Beijing are the Great Wall and the Forbidden City. The Forbidden City is a masterpiece of ancient...

Story Behind the Famous Chinese Phrase: Zengzi Kills the Pig

Zengzi, a Chinese philosopher and student (scholar) of Confucius, was well known and often quoted in connection with one of the most famous Chinese...

Daughter Wishes to See Her Mother Released From Prison

Iris Lu's parents lived in the rural province of Yunnan. In the 1990s, her mother, Deng Cuiping, started practicing Falun Gong to help relieve...

The Beautiful Lighthouses of Taiwan

As the world's 22nd largest economy with a land area of approximately 14,400 square miles (36,000 km2), Taiwan is the world’s 39th largest island. It is about 245 miles...

The Chinese Terracotta Warriors

The Chinese Terracotta Warriors, also known as the Terracotta Army, come from the most significant archaeological excavation of the 20th century, and one of...

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