Unterstanding China - PART XX - Know your Chinese Zodiac Animals - Blog

Know Your Chinese Zodiac Animal – Part 1

You might have noticed that many Chinese market or department stores hang the ornaments of chicken on their front doors or ceiling. That’s because Chinese people celebrate Chinese New Year during the 27th of January and the 1st of February 2017 and the Chinese zodiac animal of the upcoming year is a “Rooster”!   The[…]

Chinese time zones

We all know that Russia (俄国 – Éguó*) is the largest country in the world with approximately 17,098,242 square kilometres. It covers more than one-eighth of the Earths’ inhabited land and boasts an impressive 11 time zones (时区 – shíqū*). Its’ neighbour China (中国 – Zhōngguó*) has with 9,596,960 square kilometres roughly the size of[…]