Blog on the Modern aspect of the oriental continent, especial China. It covers Chinese Clothing, Chinese Dress, Chinese fashion, Chinese Culture, What's new in China's society...
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February 10, 2005 by mmzzin
The Chinese New Year period starts from the first day of a lunar Chinese year and lasts for 15 days. The 15th day of the Chinese New Year is also known as the Lantern Festival, which is celebrated at night with children carrying lanterns in a parade.

Nowadays, many people have adopted new ways of celebrating this traditional festival. Instead of staying at home and following old customs, more and more people prefer to travel. However, the spirit of the Chinese New Year traditions is well pro...
October 14, 2004 by mmzzin
Qipao (ch'ipau, qi pao) is one of the most typical, traditional costumes for Chinese women. Also known as cheongsam, it is like a wonderful flower in the Chinese colorful fashion scene because of its particular charm.

Cheongsam is fit to Chinese women’s slim figure, especially the Shanghai girls. The following four factors promote the fashion’s generation and popularity:
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July 19, 2004 by mmzzin
The State Administration of Sports said that the Chinese Olympic delegation is aiming to win up to 36 gold medals at the upcoming Athens Olympic Games.

The Chinese Olympic delegation is aiming to win up to 36 gold medals at the upcoming Athens Olympic Games.

The State Administration of Sports said at its official website the goal of the 400 strong delegation is to grab at least 17 gold medals with the hope of coming home with 36.

The players are hoping to lead the second tier group o...
July 4, 2004 by mmzzin
While most single young men aspire to marriage, about one-fifth are deeply skeptical of the institution and their prospects of making it work, according to a new national survey in the United States which closely links men's marital outlook to their upbringing.

The survey, released Wednesday by the National Marriage Project at Rutgers University, found that the men with negative attitudes were far more likely than the rest to have been raised by a divorced parent in a non-churchgoing family....
May 31, 2004 by mmzzin
There's an old Howlin' Wolf blues song that contains the line "The men don't know, but the little girls understand." Such is the case with American Chinese pop heart-throb Wang Leehom. He has boy-next-door charm, a gentle manner and a healthy physique. It all adds up to hordes of adoring female fans and at least an equal number of guys who just can't understand the attraction.

To quote Wang: "My biggest goal is to compose music and hope it will bring the audience inspiration for life". Mostly...
May 26, 2004 by mmzzin
"Shanghai is so often associated with jazz. But the jazz you hear is mostly filled with nostalgia, decadence and petit-bourgeois mentality," according to Jiang Yipeng, who plans to shake up the scene this month with a new jazz festival. "The jazz that we're bringing into the 2004 Jazzy Shanghai week is upbeat and wayward" - much like Jiang's mission to transform this city's music scene.

Beginning on May 2, Jazzy Shanghai has invited top musicians from Norway, France, Britain, Japan, China an...
May 10, 2004 by mmzzin
People in France can enjoy the elegance and delicacy of Chinese porcelain from next week at an exhibition of the ancient craft works.

An exhibition of 60 ancient porcelain wares from Jingdezhen, dubbed "capital of china", will be staged in Paris as part of the Chinese Culture Year in France, said cultural authorities of the city in east China's Jiangxi Province.

The 60 items feature porcelain varieties of Chinese dynasties of Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing.

It is the first time for ancien...
April 29, 2004 by mmzzin
Larger than expected number of people in Shanghai have been spending their mornings watching basketball on TV this week, a trend broadcasters attribute to the "Yao Ming effect."

More than 300,000 Shanghai residents watched Shanghai-native Yao in his first ever NBA playoff game on April 18, according to a ratings report released yesterday by TNS Sport China, a division of CVSC-Sofres Media.

Around 264,000 people in Beijing watched the game while about 80,000 watched in Guangzhou.

The ...
April 19, 2004 by mmzzin
A casual observer might be forgiven for thinking that the first English phrase learners are taught in Shanghai is, "My English is poor." But as the city is forced into contact with the English-speaking world, fluency in English is perceived to be not just advantageous but even necessary for a lucrative career. No surprise then that with demand growing faster than supply, English language training means big money for the trainers as well as the students.

Last year, compulsory English tuition w...
March 24, 2004 by mmzzin
Damon Brown is bald, British, and plays jazz on the flugelhorn. Close to midnight on a Saturday, he sits in a huddle of animated musicians at JZ, where he has blown in for the weekend as part of his Asian tour. The musicians hum tunes to each other as they brainstorm the song list for the upcoming set, verbally riffing a stream of shared musical consciousness that twenty minutes later they replicate on stage.

In a scene dominated by CJW's imported glitz and fancy hotels' prefabricated easy-l...
March 9, 2004 by mmzzin
The old whore of the East has cleaned up her act and is attracting a whole new generation of businessmen, journalists, eager entrepreneurs and party people. Shanghai is the coolest, the hottest, the most exciting Asian metropolis - the superlatives may change, but the sentiment remains the same. And as the city rises resplendent from the ashes of its less salubrious past, it constantly invites comparison - and competition - with another Pearl of the East, the former British colony of Hong Kong....
February 27, 2004 by mmzzin
November is the time of year when morning exercisers skip the stretches in favour of longer lie-ins cuddling their hot water bottles. But not triathletes.

November 9 marks the second year the Hainan Discovery Triathlon will take place at Yalong Bay, Sanya. Many athletes consider this the best triathlon venue in Asia, with its white sand beaches and crystal clear waters. Two hundred and fifty competitors are expected this year, including last year's champion Simon Lessing.

"I was amazed a...
February 17, 2004 by mmzzin
Chinese information, Chinese Culture, Chinese goods...

Think of a city whose history is one of immigration as long as it was worth calling a city. A melting pot, a focus of people's dreams and ambitions, a mecca for anyone seeking their fortune. A city feeling the pressure of an ever expanding population of newcomers with foreign faces and curious customs. It could be New York City at the end of the nineteenth century - or Shanghai at the beginning of the twenty-first.

Just as the world wa...
February 13, 2004 by mmzzin
Sports, Leisure, life style
Taiwanese businessman David Tai is the general manger for five golf courses, but ask him what business he's in and he'll answer "property". No surprise there. Tai's new to the game. It was only recently that his company, Hong Kong-listed Shanghai Real Estate Co. invested RMB 9.3 billion in five suburban locations in Shanghai to construct a series of luxury villas, each equipped with 18-hole golf courses. "Golf courses and villas are a perfect match," says Tai. "We ma...
February 9, 2004 by mmzzin
China is lifting its ban on foreign investment in television and film production companies, as part of a package of landmark reforms intended to revitalise the country's sprawling state-dominated media industry.


The prospect of direct involvement in TV and film production will be of intense interest to overseas media groups, which are hungry for a greater role in the rapidly growing Chinese market.

The move also underlines Beijing's determination to commercialise media organisations ran...