CIIC:Today's featured article/February 2017


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February 1
Spring rolls (春卷)

Spring rolls (春卷) are traditional Chinese food. The filling of spring rolls could be vegetables or meat, and the taste could be either sweet or savory. After fillings are wrapped in spring roll wrappers, the next step is frying. Then the spring rolls are given their golden yellow color. Spring rolls get the name because they are traditionally eaten during the Spring Festival celebration period. (More...)

February 2
Poyang Lake in Jiangxi Province.

The Poyang Lake (鄱阳湖), located in north Jiangxi Province, is the largest freshwater lake in China. With an area of 3,585 square kilometers, the lake provides a habitat for thousands of migratory birds and is abundant in fish and other aquatic wildlife. (More...)

February 3

Lichun (立春), or Start of Spring, is the first solar term in the year. It reflects the changing of seasons, indicating the beginning of spring, when the average temperature is 10-22℃ (50-68oF). After Lichun, days become longer and nights shorter, while weather is getting warmer and vitality returns to all lives. (More...)

February 4
Gold acupuncture needles of the 3rd century B.C. excavated in Mancheng County, Hebei Province.

Acupuncture and moxibustion针灸疗法)are singular therapies developed by the ancient Chinese. No drugs are needed in these treatments. The curative effect is obtained simply by puncturing or applying heat to certain "points" of the human body. (More... )

February 5
Taichi ball game 太极柔力球

Taichi ball game, or taichi rouliqiu (太极柔力球), is a modern sports with Chinese flavor. It combines the principles of taichi with elements of modern ball games. As a game for the old and young, it is easy to access and has quickly gained popularity, especially among old people. A player needs only a specially designed racket and ball to play either alone or competitively. A recent count estimated some 2 million people play the game. (More...)

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February 7

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February 8

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February 9
The Summer Palace in Beijing.

The Summer Palace (颐和园), located in the northwest suburbs of Beijing, is one of the finest examples Garden Architecture in China. More than 100 examples of traditional architecture are to be found in the park, including pavilions, terraces, temples, pagodas, waterside gazebos, covered corridors, stone bridges and the famous marble boat. (More...)

February 10
Traditional Chinese Medicine (中医), also known as TCM, refers to a range of traditional medical practices originating in China. (More...)


February 11
Lantern Festival (元宵节)

The Lantern Festival (元宵节) falls on the 15th day of the first lunar month, usually in early or mid February. (More...)

February 12

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February 13
Xiangsheng (相声) is one of the most popular and influential types of Chinese performing art. (More...)


February 14
red to avoid ill fortune in one's Zodiac Year of Birth

In Chinese tradition, Ben Ming Nian (本命年) refers to the year of zodiac animal in which one was born. (More...)

February 15

Open-air fitness dancing (Chinese: 广场舞; pinyin: guangchangwu), also known as Chinese fitness, is a form of spontaneous communal dancing, taking place in parks or public squares, to keep fit. (More...)

February 16

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February 17
West Lake

Lying in Hangzhou, the West Lake (西湖) is a world famous tourist spot. Embraced by green hills on three sides, the lake covers an area of 5.6 sq. km and has a perimeter of 15 km. (More...)

February 18

Yushui (雨水) reflects the weather phenomenon, indicating that there will be more rain after this day and the volume of rainfall will soon increase. (More...)

February 19

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February 20

The name Badachu (八大处) means Eight Great Sites, and refers to the eight Buddhist temples and monasteries scattered across Cuiwei, Pingpo and Lushi hills at the foot of Beijing's Western Hills Scenic Area. (More...)

February 21

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February 22

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February 23

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February 24

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February 25

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February 26

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February 27

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February 28

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