Shanghai Disneyland

The opening ceremony for the construction of Shanghai Disneyland was held on April 8, 2011, which means the long-waited Disneyland is finally to open in Shanghai, the biggest city in China. This is the biggest Sino-foreign joint investment yet in the country’s modern service industry. It is expected to open by the end of 2015. It is known that among th…

China’s Shanghai Tower is finally finished

Shanghai Tower is in Lujiazui Finance and Trade District of Pudong, with Shanghai World Financial Center to the east and Jin Mao Tower to the north. On August 3rd, 2013, its silhouette stands at a height of 580 meters (about 1,903 feet). When finished in 2015, it will stand 632 meters (about 2,073 feet) high, and will rank as China’s tallest and second o…

Shanghai Shikumen Residence

Shikumen Residence, literally meaning ‘Stone Warehouse Gate’, is regarded as the most representative house style of Shanghai as the Hutongs and Courtyards are representative of Beijing. It is so named due to the stone door frame. This sort of residence combines the architecture styles of southern China and western countries. These residences can date b…

Simplified or Traditional; which dialect is for you?

The Chinese languages are spoken by over a billion people. China is one of the world’s fastest growing economies. The vast majority of the Chinese-speaking population is in China (over 980 million), Hong Kong, and Taiwan (19 million), but substantial numbers are also found throughout the whole of Southeast Asia, especially in Singapore, Indonesia, Mala…

Traditional Chinese Painting

Chinese painting is also called traditional Chinese painting. Just as its name implies it is painted with the traditional Chinese painting tools in accordance with the Chinese people’s aesthetic standard. As an important part of traditional Chinese culture and the invaluable treasure of Chinese nation, it has a long history and fine traditions i…
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