With headlines of foods scares splashed across the news every year, the focus on where our food comes from and what is being done to it is increasingly in the spotlight. If you want to know where to buy organic and how to talk about organic food in China, then read on. Read More
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If you have spent any time in China you have probably have heard about Chinese Medicine; It is more than 2000 years old, it is based on ancient texts (the oldest being the Huángdì Nèijīng (黄帝内经) compiled by unknown authors between 300 and 1000 BCE) and extensive clinical observation and testing. However, it is also based on Chinese philosophy and habits of civilizations based on years of human experience and interaction with the natural world. Western medicine and Chinese Medicine are capable of complementing each other as they often focus on different things. While Western Medicine tends to categorize illnesses into individual parts or symptoms, the Chinese approach is a more holistic approach that incorporates the physiological and psychological of the individual. The phrase “cure the source, not just the symptoms” (治标不治本 – zhìbiāo bù zhìběn) is at the core of Chinese Medicine.
Animals are all over the internet in many different forms such as cute photos, memes, news stories and so on. We love these furry hair balls SO much that we even invite them into our homes to live with us! Pets are universally loved, and even though the headlines are filled with the Chinese economy’s “new normal” (新常态, xīnchángtài), their pet industry is still growing rapidly. According to the National Bureau of Statistics of China: China is the third largest dog owning population, and the pet care industry is expected to grow more than 50% by 2019.
Every Chinese learner knows that tones are fundamental to speaking like a native. You want to get it right from the very beginning of your Chinese journey, but you might struggle or find it difficult to get it JUST right… Luckily though, steps to improve your tones can be taken at any point in your learning career, so fear not!