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Turning Crisis Into Opportunity

In the eighth year of the Kangxi reign in the Qing Dynasty (1669), Wang Zhihe traveled almost a thousand miles from Anhui Province to Beijing to attend the imperial national…

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The Battle of the Hutong Kid

Hua Xinmin, who is half French and half Chinese, was born and raised in a hutong in Beijing that dates back to the Yuan Dynasty, making her an authentic “Hutong…

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Funny Translations of Beijing’s Subway Map

You’ll always come up with a few odd or possibly hilarious English meanings for Chinese menu items and place names when you plug the characters into China’s search engine, Baidu,…