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Herb Tea – Wang Lao Ji

Liangcha (literally, Herbal tea) is a China’s unique herb-stewed drink, cold and cool as herbs, which can eliminate the body’s heat in summer or treat sore throat and other diseases caused by winter dryness. In the Guangdong area, people like to drink herbal teas as if it were a necessity of their daily lives. One [...]

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Opium War

The Opium War (1840-1842), also called the Anglo-Chinese War, was the most humiliating defeat China ever suffered. From the end of the 18th century, the English kept trafficking opium into China. This trade had produced, quite literally, a country filled with drug addicts, as opium parlors proliferated all throughout China in the early part of [...]

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