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Gōng Xǐ Fā Cái!!!

January 23rd 2012
Happy New Year!! Last night we rang in Chinese New Year and it was a wonderful night. The fireworks were amazing and nothing like I had ever seen before. What made it unique was that everywhere you looked fireworks were going off - it was not a grand firework show put on by professionals but mini-shows put on by all the residents of Shanghai. There had been a build-up of fireworks for several days ... read more
Asia » China » Shanghai

Chinese Flag For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
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