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Jade: Culturally Significant, Spiritually Priceless
Jade, as valuable as gold in Chinese culture, is precious not only for its aesthetic beauty. It possesses many unusual characteristics that give it great cultural and spiritual value. Yù (玉 jade), is one of...
Traditional Chinese Culture Treasures Five Colors, Not Just Red
Ancient Chinese artifacts such as clothing, painting, and jewels feature rich colors. Traditional Chinese believe that everything in the universe is made up of the five basic elements of "metal, wood, water, fire and earth."...
Turmeric, the Golden Superfood, Can Be Grown at Home
Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a member of the Ginger (Zingiberaceae) family of plants, which produce a flavorful rhizome that grows underground. Grown in southern India, this flowering plant is also called Indian Saffron, and the...
The Relationship Between Traditional Chinese Medicine and Martial Arts
Great practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) are often great martial artists. Those who practice both medicine and martial arts can be traced back as far as Hua Tuo (華佗), probably the most well-known doctor...
Exploring Destiny – Was Your Marriage Arranged?
Throughout our lifetimes, we have countless acquaintances; friends come and go, and we form strong relationships with a select few. What is it that determines who will be our close friends, our rivals, and our...
Rooibos: Extraordinary Herb Receives Due Distinction
A proud inheritance of South Africa, Rooibos tea has become the very first food in Africa to be approved by the EU for listing on the register. The EU's logo may now be used on...
War Weddings: Romance Amidst Chaos
World War II was the biggest and deadliest war in history, yet in the midst of chaos, couples around the world still managed to fall in love and found ways to celebrate their relationships. Despite...
The Divine Governing Philosophy of Ancient Chinese Rulers
Believing that Chinese culture was divinely bestowed on the Three Kings and Five Emperors (三皇五帝Sān huáng wǔ dì), Chinese people consider themselves to be the descendants of Emperors Yan and Huang (炎黃子孫 Yánhuáng zǐsūn). Ruling...
COVID-19 concerns in China have led to the suspension of flights from Shenzhen to Beijing.
COVID-19 Surge: Flights From Shenzhen to Beijing Suspended
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has suspended direct flights from Shenzhen to Beijing until at least July 1 following a surge in Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections. Although direct flights to Beijing are canceled, people...