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These Buddhist warrior monks excel at Kung Fu

In China, it is said that “all martial arts under heaven arose out of Shaolin.”

Shaolin Kung Fu is believed to be the oldest institutionalized style of Kung Fu and is one of the most famous martial arts, according to Getty. 57 more words


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For the last three weeks I have been parked in Tianjin. It’s about a one and a half hour fast train ride from my home in Qinhuangdao. 658 more words


Around the Erhai Lake, China (Part 2)

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Day 3, The Vodka

I woke up around 8:00 am to say goodbye to the Chinese family. They invited me for breakfast and Huiqing cooked a cake for me with warm milk. 2,479 more words


Is China’s "new normal" a curse for Australia?

Given Australia’s (apparent) dependence on China, it would make sense to think that that any growth downgrade to our largest trading partner is bad news. It certainly doesn’t sound good, because at 7 per cent, the official growth target is the weakest it’s been in about two decades – and down from last year’s target of 7.5 per cent. 430 more words


China’s Huge Military Spending for Arms Race with the US

Reuters says in its report “China defense budget rise to defy slowing economy” today that according to a top Chinese official, there will be a 10% increase in China’s military budget. 2,084 more words

Around the Erhai Lake, China (Part 1)

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I remember a time when I was walking around the Erhai Lake in China. The whole trip only took me 4 days but it was completely unplanned and turned out to be a really fun adventure. 2,317 more words