China’s Magic Plants

Believe it or not, this is not an artwork crafted by a human artist but a plant created by nature. Ganoderma, a genus of polypore mushrooms that grow on wood, is traditionally regarded in China as having a magic effect on youthful looking and longevity. In Chinese folk tales, some certain types of Ganoderma are also described as possessing a power […]

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7 Major Flavours of Chinese Tea

  There are more than 380 varieties of tea-trees growing around the world, of which over 260 are in southern China, mainly in Yunnan, Guizhou, Sichuan, Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Anhui provinces. Apart from the different species of tea trees, based on the time of fermentation, Chinese tea products can also be categorised into 6 major flavours: Green Tea, White Tea, […]

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Fan Zhongyan – A Great Chinese Statesman and Poet

Fan Zhongyan (范仲淹, 989-1052), a Suzhou native, was a great statesman, philosopher, writer, educator, military strategist of the Song Dynasty. His most memorable statements include: Be the first to bear the burden for the world and the last to enjoy the fruit of collective achievement. I’d rather speak up for the truth and die than keep silent and live. He did not […]

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5G and Huawei

On February 25, 2019, Huawei unveiled its foldable 5G phone with the largest extended screen in the world, which can be folded into a slim 6.6-inch smartphone and when unfolded it becomes an 8-inch tablet. Huawei Is Ready for 5G Solution Chinese tech giant Huawei unveiled by the end of 2018 the world’s first “5G solution-ready” commercial 7nm (nanometre) chipset Kirin 980 […]

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A Short Biography of Fat Cats

A Republic: Not so long ago in a galaxy nearby, there was a planet called Mud; on the Mud there was a country titled People’s Republic of Porcelain. Within the Porcelain, there were two forces: one was influenced by a movement known as Social Unification and another was supported by an empire named United Stockbrokers. Two Forces: In the beginning, […]

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Wild Goose Qigong

The fundamental difference between Chinese kung fu/exercise and the rest in the world is the association with qi (info energy in yin-yang dual expressions, which are the invisible and intangible building blocks of all things in each of our universe). Three types of Chinese Kung Fu Among Chinese kung fu, there are roughly three kinds of practice according to the proportion between […]

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Liu Changchun, China’s First Olympian

This is not China’s 110 meter hurdler Liu Xiang (刘翔), an Olympic gold medalist and World Champion, but Liu Changchun (刘长春), China’s first Olympian, 74  years older than Xiu Xiang. China’s First Olympian Liu Changchun was born in 1909, two years before the Manchu Emperor was thrown out. However when he grew up, he once again lived under Manchu rule that was […]

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