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As lifestyles shift and attitudes change, celebrating the Spring Festival in China has also taken new turns, with technological advancements taking centerstage.
Spring Festival in Contemporary Times: How China’s Most Important Holiday Has Changed with the Times

In traditional terms, the Spring Festival is celebrated in a manner akin to the ways and means of the olden times. But as lifestyles shift and attitudes change, celebrating China’s most important holiday has also taken new turns, with technological advancements taking centerstage.

Relationships between two people with different races are proven to be happier.
True Love? Relationships Succeed Between Western Women and Chinese Men

This Valentine’s Day, western women who have relationships with Chinese men share their insights on how the chemistry is kept amid the great cultural barrier.

A McDonald's crab sandwich is placed on top its packaging for display.
McDonald's menu includes crab sandwich; 'Top Chef' Ryan Scott creator

McDonald's menu for this year includes crab sandwich. For its launching place, San Francisco Bay area would be the first to have the taste of the McDonald's crab sandwich.

Tiffany Trump wears Taoray Wang at the New York Fashion Week.
Tiffany Trump Wears Designs by Chinese Couturier, Wows Audience During New York Fashion Week

The fashion world went abuzz when U.S. President Trump’s youngest daughter, Tiffany, became the guest of honor at the show of Chinese fashion designer Taoray Wang during the recent New York Fashion Week.

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Customers buying glutinous rice balls in Beijing, China.
Glutinous Rice Ball Has Become Symbol of Unity in China

While many customs during the Lantern Festival have changed over the years, the partaking of the glutinous rice ball during the first full-moon night of a lunar year is still very popular in China.

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Balenciaga Fall 2017 inspired by Bernie Sanders

The former presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders is taking the fashion world. It seems the idea of being a fashion icon does not exactly fit for Sanders. The fashion world thinks he makes a great politician.

The Terracotta Army, one of China’s top destinations for tourists and situated in the city of Xi'an in Shaanxi province, has a full-scale copy in Anqing City, Anhui.
Tourists May Now Visit Full-Scale Copy of China’s Terracotta Army 1,000km from Original Site

In China, there is a growing occurrence of building replicas of world-famous landmarks.

Female employees get in shape using exercise gear during a workout class.
Does diet Soda increase obesity risk? You will be surprised

Recent research shows that diet soda increases the risk of excessive weight gain compared to regular soda. This explains why many who opt for diet soda end up with little to no results at all.

A guideline issued by China's State Council says that Di Zi Gui, an ancient book from the Qing Dynasty, should be included in the curriculum of elementary schools.
Opposing Opinions Arise from State Council Guideline that Includes Qing Dynasty Book in Elementary Curriculum

A part of a guideline issued by China's State Council in January which says that Di Zi Gui, a book from the Qing Dynasty, should be incorporated in the curriculum of elementary schools has resulted to different opinions from the public.

There are places in China where people live longer and happier.
China Maps Out 'Longevity Hot Spots' for Longer, Healthier Senior Life

A map that identifies places in China where people live longer went viral on WeChat recently and was shared 100,000 times.

Boat coffins being unearthed in Chengdu.
Ancient Boat Coffins Unearthed from Chinese Construction Site

Chinese archaeologists have unearthed 60 boat coffin tombs dating back 2,200 years.

Wu Yishu is the16-year-old winner of the Chinese Poetry Conference.
Chinese Teenager Wins Poetry Conference Championship; Youth’s Interest in Traditional Poetry Rises

A 16-year-old Chinese teenager wowed audiences as she displayed her mastery of classical Chinese poetry at the Chinese Poetry Conference.

China and Greece were home to ancient civilizations that, although differed, brought about major discoveries still relevant in the modern age.
Confucius Museum to Open at Philosopher’s Birthplace

The Confucius Museum Qufu, Shandong Province--the birthplace of China’s most famous philosopher--is set to open in the second half of this year, a local official said on Wednesday, describing it as the country’s first museum to focus exclusively on the life and work of Confucius.

(L) Some of the panda bins put on display on Nanjing Road and Huaihai Park in Shanghai in Jan. 2016. (R) A woman places a piece of clothing inside as a donation.
‘Giant Pandas,’ ‘Flying Ants’ Collect Used Clothes for Donation

Charity goes a long way and some companies consistently remind the public about it. How? They collect secondhand clothes, sort and pick the best ones and facilitate their distribution among the poor across the country.

Prayers for fairer treatment of women? Chinese worshippers light incense as they pray at the Dacheng Temple on Jan. 28, 2017 in Qiqihar, Heilongjiang Province.
Beyond Husbands Washing Dishes: Spring Festival Ignites One Wife’s View on Feminism

With the recent observation of the Spring Festival, a wife introspects about the need for feminism as shown in the situation of her relative, a housewife like her. Feminism could be as simple as sharing household chores to as grand as giving one’s share to the community.

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