China Affairs & Beyond

Shanghai Lessons

Shortly before the outbreak of Covid19 in Shanghai, the city has just imported 100,000 blisters of Paxlovid from Pfizer Inc priced at 460rmb for each while traditional Chinese remedy Lotus Qingwen has already been proven effective, costing less than 1rbm for a capsule.

Chinese History

Battle of Muye 3000 Years Ago

About 3,000 years ago, there was a superpower called Shang (商, meaning commerce), which was ruled by corporate merchants. The profit-driven Shang was in constant […]

Chinese Medicine

Chinese Business

Ancient Chinese Currency

Chinese is one of the first people using currency instead of real goods to conduct trade activities. China’s Bronze Age Coins The earliest currencies used […]

Chinese Art

Land of China

Chinese Legends

A Tale of Nezha

About 3,000 years ago during the Shang Dynasty (商朝), there was a military commander named Li Jin (李靖). Li Jing had a son called Nezha […]

Chinese Technology

The Invisible Great Wall Of China

Legend had it that a county named Eternal Clarity (永清县) located halfway between Beijing and Tianjin was once a bloody battlefield a thousand years ago. […]

Chinese Architecture

Sunken Courtyard Dwellings

Sunken courtyard dwellings are commonly seen along the Yellow River in Shaanxi, Shanxi and Henan provinces in northern China where the soil is super compact, almost like concrete. Though built with yellow earth, they are green buildings.