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2009-09-24 04:00:00

BEIJING, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- As October approaches, so does the 2009 Mid-Autumn Festival in China. The China Guide invites you to share in the festivities and try one of the longest-standing cake recipes in history -- the Moon Cake. Moon cakes are created in hand made wooden molds that give them their traditional shape. Filled with lotus seed paste, duck eggs and yolks (and other variations) they are different than a western style cake. Fillings vary and some are heavier on...

2008-09-15 09:00:28

HK makes joint efforts for greener Mid-Autumn Festival HONG KONG, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- A Voluntary Agreement on the Management of Mooncake Packaging and a Mooncake Container Recycling Campaign were officially launched in Hong Kong Saturday. Hong Kong Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau officiated both the signing ceremony of the Voluntary Agreement and the opening ceremony of the recycling campaign at East Point City. "Jointly organized by the Environmental Protection Department...

2008-09-15 08:45:00

On Sunday, China broadcast greetings and two Taiwanese songs from its first moon probe.  The broadcasts celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival when Chinese families come together to enjoy the vivid autumn moon. The Chang'e-1 satellite, which is named after a lonely goddess believed to live on the moon, was launched in October 2007 and has already made thousands of orbits around the moon since then. "Let's (all Chinese compatriots) enjoy together the bright moon light and look forward to our...

2007-07-25 10:50:00

BEIJING - Coming soon to China: A taste of the taikonaut life. Dishes like roast pork and stewed duck specially concocted for taikonauts - the Chinese term for astronauts - will be sold in supermarkets by the end of the year, the official Xinhua News Agency said Tuesday. The Scientific Research and Training Center for Chinese Astronauts and a Shanghai-based food company have developed more than 60 space dishes - including meat, vegetables, starches and desserts - for the country's space...

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