November 1st, 2012
Written by Alexa Olesen - Associated Press in Feature Stories, Latest News with 0 Comments
BEIJING (AP) - A Chinese government think tank is urging the country's leaders to start phasing out its one-child policy immediately and allow two children for every family by 2015, a daring proposal to do away with the unpopular policy. Some demographers see the timeline put forward by the China Development Research Foundation as a bold move by the body close to the central leadership. Others...
October 27th, 2010
Written by Rita Cook in The Welcoming Table with 0 Comments
When contemplating Chinese food, one must first consider the fact that in China the preparation of food is as an art and not simply a task. This belief, for the most part, is due to the long history that entails almost all Chinese cuisine beliefs, primarily established by either Confucianism or Taoism.Regarding Confucianism and Chinese cuisine, records indicate that Confucius actually established...
October 20th, 2010
Written by Renee Cho in Common Ties That Bind with 0 Comments
Moon cakes
Chinese people all over the world celebrated the joyous Mid-Autumn Festival in September, also known as the Moon Festival. The festival occurs during a time of the full moon, and is a time to settle debts, and enjoy the riches of the harvest. The Mid-Autumn Festival, traditionally celebrated on the fifteenth day of the eighth moon of the lunar calendar, around the time of the autumn equinox,...
October 13th, 2010
Written by Wendy Innes in Setting It Straight with 0 Comments
HIV aids
While most people in the world consider professional athletes, police officers, fire fighters, soldiers, and even the President, as their heroes, David Ho defiantly falls into the category of a hero to millions of people suffering worldwide.David Ho is a doctor, but he is not just any doctor, he is, quite possibly, the man who could cure HIV/AIDS.David Ho, born Ho Da-I in Tai Chung, which...
October 7th, 2010
Written by Renee Cho in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
Chinese children
When my sons were young, I felt like a cultural failure because I doubted I could ever pass my Chinese heritage on to them — as an American born Chinese woman conveying even my own diluted cultural heritage seemed impossible. However, a worldly friend gave me some good advice: Do not worry about the culture — just make sure the boys learn Chinese because it will be the most important language in...


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