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China’s Classic of Poetry : An Ancient Work Advocating Virtue and Morality
The Classic of Poetry (詩經 Shijing) is China's first collection of poems. Initially called "Poetry" or “300 poems,” it was later listed as one of the Confucian classics and called the Classic of Poetry. It...
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Fates Reversed Instantly When Kindness Prevails
Sometimes, one may suddenly and unexpectedly recover from a serious illness, and we think of it as a chance occurrence; but in traditional Chinese culture, nothing happens “by chance” — there is always a reason...
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‘Men Respectful, Women Humble’: The Truth About a Traditional Chinese Idiom
A much-maligned ancient Chinese saying, nan zun nü bei (男尊女卑), is often taken to mean “male superior, female inferior.” However, modern Chinese language and interpretation has obfuscated the meaning of the words, causing confusion about...
The Shijiazhuang railway station was empty during the spring festival travel season because of COVID-19 on Jan. 27, 2021 in Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China.
Beijing Shuts Down Whole Districts as Fresh Outbreak Spreads Through Capital
In the past few days, more COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in China, the latest stemming from Inner Mongolia’s city of Manzhouli. The Epoch Times reported that this newest outbreak has now spread to the...
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The Artistic Value and History of Traditional Chinese Folding Fans
The hand fan has evolved through China’s long history, with artistic decoration often contributing to the value and beauty of the accessory. The earliest recorded painted hand fan (書畫扇 shuhua shan) dates back to the...
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China’s Silence on Peng Shuai Shows Cracks in Beijing’s Propaganda Apparatus
When Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai accused former vice premier Zhang Gaoli of sexual assault on Nov. 2, authorities turned to a tried-and-true strategy of completely burying the allegations. At home, the country’s censors scrubbed...
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China Is Ending Its Population Controls, But Many No Longer Want to Have Children
On Nov. 23, the Chinese government announced on its official website for the National Bureau of Statistics that China’s rural population is seeing a steep population decline. According to the Chinese Statistical Yearbook for 2021...
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UN, International Community Call For Immediate Release of Jailed Chinese Journalist Zhang Zhan
The United Nations has called on the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to immediately release imprisoned Chinese journalist Zhang Zhan.  International attention has focused on Zhang, who was jailed for reporting on the beginnings of the...
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900,000 Residents Forced Into Quarantine as COVID-19 Outbreak in China’s Dalian Worsens
The COVID-19 epidemic is spreading rapidly in China, especially in the port city of Dalian, located in China’s northeastern Liaoning Province. At least 315 people have been infected in the past 10 days. Chinese Vice...
Chinese College Professor Banished from Teaching Over One Sentence
A college teacher in southern China was harshly criticized and reported by a student for saying that “Japanese people have a tendency to keep improving” in his architectural culture class. Faculty staff then transferred him...
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An Ancient Chinese Story of a Good Deed Rewarded
Repaying a debt of gratitude, or bao en (報恩), is an important concept in traditional Chinese culture, and it is often demonstrated in legends and heroic stories of the past. In this story it manifests as...
2 Years After Swine Fever Killed Off Half of China’s Pigs, Hog Farmers Are Struggling for Another Reason
Pork prices in China could not cover overhead expenses from June to September of this year, Chinese farmers say. A farmer in Shandong Province said he sold a pig for 3,000 yuan (approximately US$470) last...