Chinese Culture

February 4, 2016

The first Chinese Baijiu bar opens in the US

New Yorkers aren’t missing out on Chinese New year. The city now has its first Baijiu bar. Baiju is a strong Chinese distilled spirit made from grains, and it’s making quite an impression in New York City.

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Chinese spirit baijiu goes trendy
January 27, 2016

Chinese spirit baijiu goes trendy

When Li Ke was studying accounting in the U.S. Midwest, he frequently would relax at a bar serving trendy cocktails. He noticed that the cocktails were mixed with a variety of hard liquors including vodka, gin and rum. But none of them used baijiu, the […]

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Who is the Monkey King
January 27, 2016

Who is the Monkey King?

The Monkey King is a legendary character from the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West. Endowed with supernatural powers, the Monkey King helps his master Monk Xuanzang travel to India to obtain sutras.

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US returns ancient antiquities to China
December 10, 2015

US returns ancient antiquities to China

22 artifacts, some more than four thousand years old, are headed back home to China. They were recently seized in federal investigations that spread across three U.S. states involving Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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December 3, 2015

East meets West at Shijiazhuang’s new attraction

China’s northern city of Shijiazhuang has gained attention in the past in China for its faux landmarks from around the world that included a representation of the Sphinx in Egypt and the famous Louvre Museum in Paris. This time, the city has come up with […]

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September 24, 2015

In Photos: The State Dining Room (and dinners) since 1871

While state dinners have a long tradition, the first head of state to be honored with one at the White House was King David Kalakaua of Hawaii on December 12, 1874 by President and Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant.  When President Xi Jinping attends the state dinner for him […]

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Giant Panda Cub
September 23, 2015

Panda cub at National Zoo is growing

The four-week-old giant panda cub at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, D.C. now weighs nearly three pounds and is starting to look like a panda — specifically, his dad.

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September 22, 2015

D.C.’s Chinatown in name only?

The stores in Washington D.C.’s Chinatown may bear Chinese names — along with their more-popularly known English names — but the downtown neighborhood is actually becoming far less Chinese due to increased development and high rents.

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September 22, 2015

A growing Chinese market for American movies

American movies have long performed well in China, and this year is no different. Here’s a look at the 10 biggest U.S. movies that have made their way to the top of the Chinese box office so far in 2015, according to Box Office Mojo.

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September 22, 2015

10 Chinese films that have made an impact on US box offices

While Ang Lee’s “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” crossed the $100 million mark in North American box offices almost 15 years ago, the Chinese movie market is now widely expected to overtake the North American box office within three years, according to Hollywood Reporter. That would make China […]

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