Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has gained wider acceptance around the world, Wang Guoqiang, head of the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, said in an interview on the sidelines of China’s ongoing “two sessions”, suggesting putting more quality TCM products in global market.
More than 5,300 pieces of Dunhuang manus*ts have been "returned" from France in digital form and are available online, according to the National Library of China.
Soup, ranging from the lightest consomme to hearty rich broths with meat and vegetables, is a major category on the menu in Chinese cuisine.
Thanks to fast developing technologies, firecrackers, The Rabbit God, the character for Fu, and other traditions that stood test of time in China are now evolving and flourishing to celebrate the traditional Chinese New Year.
China possesses many traditional holidays, of which Spring Festival is the most important and the most exciting. An extended celebration of the Lunar New Year that lasts for several weeks, Spring Festival encompasses the Laba Festival
From April 9 to 11, 1993, the 1st China Pu'er Tea Festival was held in Simao City with one branch meeting venue set at Pu'er County (current Ninger County). It saw participation of guests from a dozen of provinces and municipalities of China and from Japan, South Korea
Cupping astounds some Western people. When they see the big round red “hickeys” on people or when they see it being done, they wonder what is going on? The interesting technique is akin to the other traditional medical techniques in that the practitioner is attempting to manipulate the various qi, Yin and Yang, or body fluids to influence health.
The late afternoon sun of winter warmed us as we bowed before the front door of that little whitewashed house in the mountains of rural Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. There we prayed to the ancestors, whose table before us carried a delicious spread of home-cooked dishes from my mother-in-law's kitchen.
The 2nd Shaomai Festival opened at Yuquan district in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia autonomous region on Dec 15 to promote the local specialty shaomai (steamed dumplings) and the history and customs of the city.
No matter when you walk on a city street or come to a country yard in China, you will probably see a few people (usually 3-5 people) gathering to a crowd, playing with some small plastic squares with Chinese characters and simple images on one side. Yes, they are playing Chinese Mahjong.
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