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Three Lucky Animals Bring Good Fortune to the Family

In the past in China, especially in the countryside, it was common for extended families to live together. People were used to hearing the...

Why the China-Vatican Deal Is a Cause for Concern

In October, the Vatican announced that it had extended its deal with Beijing with regard to the appointment of bishops in China. The new...

African Settlers in the City of Guangzhou: A Story of Success and Struggle

According to official estimates, there are about 100,000 Africans living in the Chinese city of Guangzhou. Many of them came as traders and decided...

Education in Ancient China: The ‘Three Character Classic’

The Three Character Classic is one of the key traditional texts from Chinese culture that is believed to have been written sometime in the...

The Reality of Left-Behind Children in China

China’s rapid progress over the past few decades has created a very unique problem — that of left-behind children. These are kids who are...

What a Traditional Chinese Lifestyle Looks Like

The communist takeover of China ended centuries of traditionalism, bringing about new thoughts and social systems in the country. As a result, modern Chinese...

US State Department Gives Hong Kong Citizens Refugee Status

As the situation in Hong Kong suddenly took a turn for the worse, the U.S. State Department acted to give Hong Kong citizens refugee...

US Boosts Measures to Counter Chinese Soft Power in South America

For decades, the U.S. has been the major influence in South America. This is being challenged by the Chinese regime, which is building its...

The 10 Admonishments of Imperial Official Lin Zexu (Part 2)

Continued from Part 1 Lin Zexu (林則徐, 1785-1850) was an honest official in the late Qing Dynasty known for his strict crackdown against the opium...

China’s Walking Dead: Book Gives a Peek Into the Horrible World of CCP Officials

Who Are China’s Walking Dead? is a recently released book by documentary filmmaker Kay Rubacek from Swoop Films. And no, the book does not...

The Moving Life Story of Xin Fengxia, Queen of Northern Opera, and Daughter of China (Part 2)

(This is the second part of Xin Fengxia's moving life story.) Their love for each other — one a renowned literary talent and the other...

The Moving Life Story of Xin Fengxia, Queen of Northern Opera and Daughter of China (Part 1)

Xin Fengxia (January 26, 1927 – April 12, 1998), was a Chinese Pingju opera star, a performer, actress, and founder of the China Pingju...

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