Category Archives: Monthly Journal

  • Year of the Rabbit hops in

    Posted on April 4, 2011 by ACT in Monthly Journal.

    On February 3 the Chinese lunar calendar will celebrate the New Year, the year of the Iron Rabbit. The Rabbit is the fourth animal in the Chinese  12 year/animal zodiac cycle. Each new  year is celebrated on the second new moon after the winter solstice, creating a different date every year. Chinese New year, or […]

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  • Jiuzhaigou National Park Rivals Beauty of Yosemite and Banff

    Posted on May 10, 2010 by ACT in Monthly Journal.

    Although the unique ecosystem of Jiuzhaigou has been a UNESCO World Heritage site protected landscape since 1992, few people outside of China are familiar with this area of sublime alpine beauty. The name means “nine village valley” and it is in the lush mountains of northern Sichuan province, near the Gansu border inhabited by Tibetan […]

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  • Beijing Capital Airport Is World’s 3rd Busiest

    Posted on March 31, 2010 by ACT in Monthly Journal.

    In 2009 Beijing’s Capital airport surpassed Chicago O’Hare to become the third busiest in the world, serving 65.3 million international and domestic passengers.  The airport, which uses the international code PEK, served only 700,000 passengers fewer than London Heathrow, the world’s second busiest airport. With a 16% increase in traffic from 2008 ton 2009, it […]

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  • Huang Shan, the Sacred Yellow Mountain

    Posted on March 16, 2010 by ACT in Monthly Journal.

    Huang Shan, UNESCO World Heritage Site Of China’s dozens of scenic and sacred mountains, Huangshan (“the Yellow Mountain”) is perhaps the most picturesque and aesthetically pleasing. It has been designated UNESCO World heritage site since 1990. Located in the Yellow Mountain range of Eastern China’s Anhui province, Huang Shan receives over a million tourists and […]

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  • History of the Fortune Cookie

    Posted on March 16, 2010 by ACT in Monthly Journal.

    The Fortune Cookie didn’t come from China One of the signature items of Chinese restaurants, the beloved fortune cookie, did not originate in China. In fact, the cookies and paper fortunes are almost completely unknown in mainland China. The iconic crunchy cookie with words of wisdom inside actually originated in the United States in the […]

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  • Year of the Tiger roars into February

    Posted on February 4, 2010 by ACT in Monthly Journal.

    While many are celebrating Valentine’s day, on February 14 over a billion Chinese people worldwide will celebrate the Lunar New Year. Chun Jie, or Spring Festival is a weeklong celebration where families get together to celebrate with feasts, fireworks and marathon games of mahjong. Chinese New year falls on the second new moon after the […]

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