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The Hidden Beauty of the ‘pingfeng’

The elegant Chinese pingfeng (folding screen) is an ancient invention that is an essential part of traditional Chinese furniture. The earliest common use of the pingfeng dates back to the Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). The term pingfeng means protection from wind?which suggests the original purpose of the pingfeng was to block drafts. As time [...]

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Marriage Cost in China

Weddings are so important in China that couples are willing to fork out dozens of times their monthly income on getting hitched and everything that comes with it. A survey of marriages consumption in 2006-2007 analyzed 60,000 China’s newly-weds in urban areas showed that about 560,000 Yuan (80,000 USD) on average will be spent. A [...]

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