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Chateau Rongzi wines - A Surprise

I went to a seminar in 2017 on wines from Chateau Rongzi. I admit, I went because I thought it was a curiosity not because I expected the wines to be topnotch. 367 more words


Chinese court auctions skyscraper for US$84m on Taobao

(Source: www.channelnewsasia.com)

BEIJING: A Chinese court is auctioning a skyscraper on the country’s largest e-commerce website – with a sky-high starting price of 553 million yuan (US$84.2 million). 205 more words

Current Affairs

China travel- Datong and the Hanging Temple

As Datong used to be a capital of a regional dynasty in the 3rd to 5th centuries, it features several historical attractions in addition to the Yungang Grottoes. 440 more words


China Day 15: Pingyao

We all met for breakfast and a Pingyao orientation at 8.00 this morning. Ricky had told us that the hotel would provide a western breakfast as well as the Chinese breakfast. 968 more words

China 2017

National Holiday in Inner Mongolia & Shanxi Province

Our first month of school is officially behind us! I’m finally settled in for the most part, evidenced by my official Beijing residence permit and my new electric scooter for commuting to/from school (super cheap & convenient). 1,540 more words


China travel- Yungang Grottoes, Datong

During my final months working in China, I took a couple of weekend trips including to Datong, in Shanxi Province. While Shanxi may be better known as the dusty, heavily polluted, coal-producing center of China, it is also one of the country’s oldest core areas of civilization. 223 more words