The Palace of Great Brilliance, the Daming Palace, in Xi'an, Shaanxi, served as the royal residence of the Tang emperors for more than two centuries. At that time, Xi'An was known as Chang'an, Perpetual Peace, the ancient capital of China...
Tangshan is a largely industrial city in northeastern Hebei province and suffered an earthquake of magnitude 7.8 (7.5 according to official reports) at 3:42 am on July 28, 1976. Within 23 seconds, Tangshan, a leading industrial and mining city, was...
The national flag of China was designed by Zeng Liansong in 1949. He was working in Shanghai at the time the announcement came out; he wanted to create a flag design to express his patriotic enthusiasm for the new...
From the end of 20s, China was afflicted by a long drought. Abnormal weather over central China began in the winter of late 1930. Heavy snowstorms in the winter were followed by a spring thaw and heavy rains that raised...
The most polluted cities in China: Various forms of pollution have increased as China has industrialized, which has caused widespread environmental and health problems. Nearly 90 percent of Chinese big cities failed to meet minimum air quality standards in...
Gambling in Macau: The gambling industry generates only in Macau over the 40% of its GDP and 70% of Macau's government income. Gambling in China Gambling in China is officially illegal, however in 2010, the Chinese State Council approved the...
Not far from Xiamen, about four hours by bus, surrounded by Southern Fujian hills, Yongding county hosts many Hakka roundhouses. Tulou and nearby area are a perfect example of this architectural style. Fujian Tulou is a property of 46 buildings constructed...
The Thousand Buddha Grottoes (千佛洞) form a system of 492 temples 25 km southeast of Dunhuang. The Mogao Caves along with Longmen Grottoes and Yungang Grottoes are the three famous ancient Buddhist sculptural sites of China. Situated at a strategic...
One hundred years of Chinese history condensed in 75 amazing pictures recently restored. From late Qing dynasty to the foreign concessions in China: noblemen, courtesans and common people, miners, ethnic minorities, the civil war, famines, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai,...
Koro, known as shrinking penis (or testicles, scrotum or vulva in case of a female patient), is a folk illness or culture-bound syndrome specific to some countries in Southeast Asia, once particularly widespread among the Chinese of the south...
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