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Modernization Has Made Going Home For Holidays A Luxury

Modernization Has Made Going Home For Holidays A Luxury

Especially for this season’s Mid-Autumn Festival, should you go home for the holidays? Today’s generation does not think so. There are 2 ways of looking at it–being practical and/or just not placing much significance in the cultural background of the holiday.

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When Is Best Time To Go To Shanghai (Expo Holidays Guide)

When Is Best Time To Go To Shanghai (Expo Holidays Guide)

With the number of crowds increasing almost everyday at the Shanghai World Expo, when is the best time for you to visit the Expo Garden? Complete list of holidays and festivals and pavilion days at the World Expo.

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12 Must-See Pavilions At The Shanghai World Expo

12 Must-See Pavilions At The Shanghai World Expo

You only have one day to visit the 2010 Shanghai World Expo. Where should you go and what should you look to make your trip worthwhile.

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Qingming Jie: Clutching On To A Lost Tradition?

Qingming Jie: Clutching On To A Lost Tradition?

Have traditions associated with Tomb-Sweeping Festival started waning from the cultural consciousness of the Chinese younger generation?

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China Public Holiday Change: 5 Days For May

China Public Holiday Change: 5 Days For May

Instead of the regular 3-day public holiday for May, Shanghai will get to enjoy 2 more days in honor of the World Expo opening.

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CN Reviews looks back at 2009 – part 2

CN Reviews looks back at 2009 – part 2

CN Reviews looks back at 2009 and highlights our best posts. We covered social networking, social entrepreneurship, microblogging in China, growing online extremism, Chinese media, the Urumqi riots, the Lou Jing incident, National Day celebrations, and more.

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CN Reviews looks back at 2009 – part 1

CN Reviews looks back at 2009 – part 1

In the first half of 2009, CNReviews covered Jackie Chan’s controversial statements, reviewed and interviewed China bloggers, covered the Green Dam and CCTV attacks on Google, broke news on CCTV fire, covered the Swine Flu situation, and remembered the sensitive anniversary of Tiananmen.

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Shanghai Side Streets: Snacks, Sights, & Stories

Shanghai Side Streets: Snacks, Sights, & Stories

Scenes observed in passing, of local Chinese in Shanghai on streets far away from the main avenues familiar to tourists and foreigners. Ever wonder what stories are behind those faces?

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Empire State Building Honoring PRC 60th Anniversary Outrage

Empire State Building Honoring PRC 60th Anniversary Outrage

Americans outraged by the Empire State Building honoring the People’s Republic of China’s 60th anniversary with red and yellow lighting reveal their own bias & hypocrisy.

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Google Celebrates Confucius’ Birthday With Special Logo

Google Celebrates Confucius’ Birthday With Special Logo

On September 28, 2009, Google honored the 2560th birthday of famous Chinese philosopher and thinker Confucius (孔夫子) with one of their custom Google logos.

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National Day Parade To Be Bigger Than Olympic Opening Ceremony

National Day Parade To Be Bigger Than Olympic Opening Ceremony

Take a sneak peak of the massive parade being planned & rehearsed in Beijing for the People’s Republic of China’s upcoming 60th Anniversary on October 1, 2009.

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June 4, 1989: Where Were You? What Were You Doing?

June 4, 1989: Where Were You? What Were You Doing?

Tiananmen Square June 4th, 1989: Where were you? How old were you? What were you doing? How did you feel? What did you do afterward? What have you done since?

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Chinese Internet Maintenance Day Is Today

Chinese Internet Maintenance Day Is Today

Today is a day just like any other in China, especially because memories of the events 20 years ago have been edited, lost, or never existed especially among younger... 

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China’s Great Firewall Blocks Twitter, Flickr, Hotmail, Live, Bing

China’s Great Firewall Blocks Twitter, Flickr, Hotmail, Live, Bing

Several major websites & services have been blocked by the Chinese government in anticipation of the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Incident.

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Quail Breeder Lays Golden Egg… Will Forbes Curse Trash His Nest?

Quail Breeder Lays Golden Egg… Will Forbes Curse Trash His Nest?

Will quail breeder Liu Yongxing, hailed as a China working class rags-to-riches fairytale, be the next victim of the Forbes China’s richest list curse?

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