Hebei

Hebei Province, referred to as its one-character abbreviation “冀” (Jì), is located in Northern China. Geographically speaking, it is situated in a very strategic position that gives her the role of  “gateway to the outside of the Capital”: in fact, Hebei province is part of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei agglomerate, one of Read more…

Inner Mongolia

Inner Mongolia ( 内蒙古; Nèi Měnggǔ) is one of the 5 autonomous regions of the People’s Republic of China, together with Guangxi, Ningxia, Tibet (Xizang) and Xinjiang. It is located in the North of China and most of its international border is with Mongolia, which, in Chinese, is sometimes called, Read more…

Get to know Dōngběi (part 2)

Cuisine Dōngběi (东北) is well-known for its distinctive culinary style. While many dishes are originated from the Manchu cuisine, it also incorporates the cookery of different nations’ cuisine: from Beijing’s imperial kitchen’s roast duck, to beef and dairy from Inner Mongolia, flatbreads and roasts from the Muslim northwest, and Korean Read more…

Chinese Martial Arts

Origin & introduction to the Chinese Martial Arts The art of swordplay, attributed to the training of soldiers, was developed in the Pre-Qin period. In the Han Dynasty, a competitive game resembling boxing was prevalent in society. Meanwhile, iron weapons were invented and used under the guidelines of fixed rules. Read more…

TikTok/抖音

In the West, videos already sit high in any strategic marketing campaign recommendations. But what about China? Douyin is now the number one free short-form video streaming app in China. Ever since its launch in September 2016, Douyin has grown immensely popular. Just one year after its release, it had Read more…