Recently, Taobao (from Alibaba) opened a “physical offline store” and caught fire on social media. Traditional department stores in China began to panic!
The Great Wall In the eyes of most travellers, if you haven’t climbed the Great Wall you haven’t been to China. The Great Wall is the longest wall in the world, an impressive feat of ancient defensive architecture. It deserves its place among “the New Seven Wonders of the World” and the UNESCO World Heritage […]
Fix your squeaks! Does your entry door squeak or whine when you open or close it? The entry door is the first and last thing you encounter when coming or going from your home. The sound is as if the door is crying and this can affect your mood and well-being. Many people have become […]
The ancient Chinese strongly believed in the need to seek the assistance of gods and spirits to bring good fortune in the form of wealth and sons, and to provide protection from demons. They desired for their houses, temples and other buildings to be sited and oriented in a way that would put them in […]
Silk (丝绸), is made from cocoon fiber, synthetic fiber or artificial fiber. Silk is the specialty of China as well as the essential component of Chinese culture. Silk is light, soft and highly malleable. Han people invented and produced largely silk articles and made the first East-West trade exchange of silk, called “silk road” in […]
Red, corresponding with fire, symbolizes good fortune, happiness and joy. It is the color worn by brides, since it is believed to be..
Qipao are one-piece Chinese dresses that have its origins in Manchu ruled China back in the 17th century. It was worn nearly every day. During the 20s in Shanghai and 50s in Hong Kong, the qipao was also casually worn quite often. The style of the qipao has evolved over the decades and is still worn […]