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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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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February 24, 2015

Chinese culture at your desk: Tea edition

Even though coffee is a cultural obsession in the U.S., drinking Chinese tea in the States has risen in popularity as well. In this how-to video, we walk you through the steps to properly prepare and experience a traditional Kung Fu-style tea ceremony.

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February 22, 2015

New York City celebrates Chinese New Year

Lions, dragons, the God of Fortune. They were all out in full force in New York’s Chinatown Sunday, at the 16th Annual Lunar New Year parade. CCTV America’s Liling Tan reported this story from the center of festivities, in one of America’s largest ethnic Chinese […]

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February 22, 2015

Johannesburg welcomes the Year of the Sheep

Chinese New Year celebrations have been staged around the world, and South Africa is no exception. South African residents and citizens welcomed the Year of the Sheep in the heart of downtown Johannesburg on Commissioner Street. The celebration included the Chung Wha Dragon Dance.

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February 19, 2015

New York City shoppers see influence of Chinese New Year

Many retailers across the world are celebrating Chinese New Year, the most important holiday in the Chinese calendar. A number of New York City stores have also gotten into the Lunar New Year spirit. CCTV America’s Shraysi Tandon filed this report from New York City.

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February 18, 2015

UN Secretary-General writes New Year greetings

A traditional Chinese custom is to write the “Fu” on red paper and hang it on the wall or the door at Spring Festival. The character means “blessing” or “good fortune”. This year, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has written one for the Chinese people. CCTV’s […]

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February 18, 2015

CCTV Spring Festival Gala

In the lead up to the big night of the CCTV Spring Festival Gala, organizers have been busying day and night to get things ready. CCTV’s Wu Guoxiu reported this story from Beijing.

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