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Making Chocolate
March 12, 2015

Get ready for White Day on March 14! Celebrate this Japanese encore to Valentine's Day with authentic videos and recipes for homemade chocolates.

Firecrackers
February 17, 2015

Learn the origins of "exploding bamboo" and how to make your own classroom-safe firecrackers—just in time for Chinese New Year!

Chinese Zodiac bookmarks
February 3, 2015

Prepare for Chinese New Year with history and legends of the Chinese Zodiac. Learn why this year's New Year celebration will feature goats, what your birth year says about you, and why (legend states) cats chase rats.

A printed ad from China using the current popular cyber language
January 19, 2015

In this blog post, our editor Bing brought back the latest information she learned from her trip to Shanghai on what's the most popular phrases and movies in China.

Macy's Store in Abu Dhabi
January 9, 2015

Macy’s made the savvy decision to open their first store outside of the U.S in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, in 2018! Soon the people of Abu Dhabi will be toting their own shopping bags emblazoned with a red star.

December 19, 2014

From January 1st to January 3rd, Japanese businesses close their doors and families gather together to usher in the New Year in a very special way. Celebrating the New Year in Japan is quite different from the glittering champagne parties of the western world. It is a days-long traditional event which begins several days before-hand and requires extensive preparation.

A glittering, red Christmas tree outside of Raffles City in downtown Shanghai
December 12, 2014

Hi, I’m Bing. I’m an editor at Cheng & Tsui. I just traveled back from Shanghai, and have brought back some front-line information about Asia. I will be sharing some of my experiences with you in this Live from Shanghai series.

November 26, 2014

As the temperature gradually declines, how you are going to stay warm during the cold months besides eating soup and drinking hot cocoa? Today we'll teach you about a handful of popular winter foods from Asia as alternatives, to vary your diet. These treats will warm you from the inside-out.

November 3, 2014

Macy’s revenue across the U.S. is around $6.5 billion each quarter, but there is a company in China whose sales once hit $2.1 billion in just one day. The company is called “天猫Tmall,” one of the biggest e-commerce sites owned by 阿里巴巴(Alibaba,) and the day that set the record was 11/11/2012.

October 16, 2014

Besides being the home of the Jade Rabbit and Chang’E (and perhaps one day a few taikonauts), the moon has been a source of poetic inspiration for the Chinese since ancient times.

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