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2014-08-01 04:21:21

TAIPEI, Aug. 1, 2014 /PR Newswire/ -- Taiwan Jewellery & Gem Fair, the biggest international jewellery fair in Taiwan, will be held from 21 to 24 November 2014 at the Taipei World Trade Centre, Hall 1. Logo - http://www.prnasia.com/sa/2010/04/19/20100419602891.jpg The current trend in Taiwan's jewellery market is to combine Oriental flavor with Western quintessence. The country's designers are creating highly individualistic and unprecedented designs, which are filled with...

2014-07-31 08:31:48

Legendary Wall Street investor Jim Rogers meets with contemporary Chinese jade carving master Wu Desheng at the MANOR VIRTUOUS luxury villa complex in China's Shenzhen SHENZHEN, China, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Legendary Wall Street investor Jim Rogers visited the MANOR VIRTUOUS luxury villa complex in Shenzhen, China on June 29. Often dubbed as the "enfant terrible of Wall Street," he is well-known worldwide for his excellent investment performance. His twice breaking of the...

2014-07-30 00:20:55

In New York at the David H. Koch Theater, August 20th, 23rd, and 24th NEW YORK, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of the 120th anniversary of the most famous Peking Opera performer of all time Mei Lanfang, Wu Promotion presents Mei Baojiu, son of Mei Lanfang, together with the Jingju Theater Company of Beijing, Mei Lanfang Jingju Troupe in performances of "Classic Plays of the Mei School" and "Lady Mu Guiying Takes Command" at Lincoln Center in New York and The John F....

2014-07-23 08:37:02

LONDON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Online sports lottery, Bodog [http://www.bodog32.cn ], say they expect the world record price for an item of Chinese porcelain to be broken BEFORE the end of 2014. The sports lottery have unveiled odds after a tiny porcelain cup, dating back to the Ming Dynasty, fetched $36m (GBP21.5m) at recent auction in Hong Kong. FCBodog.com suggest odds of 4-6 that figure will be broken BEFORE January 31, 2014 or you can get 11-10 that...

2014-07-15 08:34:31

Miracle Mandarin's Unique Program Engages Students with China's Most Popular Mobile App SHANGHAI, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Mandarin teacher in Shanghai has found a unique way to use WeChat (or Weixin) to advance her students' communication skills. The program at Miracle Mandarin Shanghai is the first of its kind worldwide to use China's most popular social media platform to teach Chinese to non-native speakers. Fiona Zhao noticed WeChat's popularity and realized it would...

2014-07-04 23:02:53

Dr. Michael Tracy, ophthalmologist in San Diego, wants to help patients stay safe during the upcoming Fourth of July weekend by preventing serious eye injuries during celebrations. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 04, 2014 Though Independence Day is a time for celebration, one must be careful when handling fireworks and other objects, as they can cause major damage if not handled properly. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, consumer fireworks during the Fourth of July weekend...

2014-07-03 16:22:10

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mayor Guardian announced today that the free 4(th) of July Fireworks Spectacular show scheduled for this Friday in Atlantic City will be moved to Sunday, July 6(th) at 9:30pm. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140422/77287 Mayor Guardian said, "While Hurricane Arthur is predicted to be far off shore Friday night, the effects on the ocean waves and the accompanying wind would hinder our fireworks show from reaching its full...

2014-07-03 12:24:06

What are the possible fallouts of setting off fireworks illegally in the state of Maryland BALTIMORE, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Fireworks are a favorite site among us all especially on the Fourth of July. However in the state of Maryland setting off fireworks is illegal unless they are public display. However, setting these displays which are illegal are a potentially hazardous proposition, which can lead to a number of severe situations that may occur, which could possibly...

2014-07-02 23:03:47

As July 4th celebrations often include fireworks, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute urges families to celebrate with caution this Fourth of July holiday. The dangers of consumer fireworks include blindness, as well as injuries to the head, face, and hands. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 As July 4th celebrations often include fireworks, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute urges families to celebrate with caution this Fourth of July holiday. The dangers of consumer fireworks include blindness, as...

2014-07-02 12:29:22

CINCINNATI, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fireworks can result in severe burns, scars and disfigurement that can last a lifetime. Fireworks that are often thought to be safe, such as sparklers, can reach temperatures above 2000 degrees Fahrenheit, and can burn users and bystanders. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110406/MM79025LOGO In 2012, an estimated 8,700 people were treated in U.S. emergency departments for fireworks injuries. In 2012, 60% of all fireworks injuries...


Latest Chinese culture Reference Libraries

Qilin
2014-01-20 09:42:33

The Qilin is a mythical creature known throughout some Eastern Asian cultures. They are thought to be a good omen and bring prosperity. They are said to appear when a with the arrival or passing of a sage or ruler. They are also sometimes called a Chinese Unicorn. The fifth century BC is when the Qilin was first mentioned. One was supposedly captured in 122 BC, but with skepticism. The legend of the Qilin states that the creature became tiger-like and were identified along with giraffes...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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