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...)

February 6
The Peony Pavilion

The great classical stage art of Kunqu is an ancestor of Peking Opera that first became popular in the 16th century. Kunqu was to remain China's dominant national theatrical form for some 300 years, and although it lost its place as the nation's preeminent form of theatre with the rise of Peking Opera, a number of Kunqu troupes still perform regularly. They not only stage the great classics and create new ones, but they also make imaginative adaptations of some of those time-honored pieces. The Shanghai Kunqu Troupe's production of The Peony Pavilion is one of these. (More...)

February 7

The Shikumen (石库门) or literally "stone gate" is a style of housing in Shanghai, China, which blended features of east and west. In the past up to 80% of the city's population lived in these types of houses, but today the proportion is much lower. (More...)

February 8
Tibetan Culture Museum

Tibetan Culture Museum (西藏文化博物馆) is the only comprehensive museum dedicated to the Tibetan culture situated in Beijing. (More...)

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

Three essential characteristics of Chinese opera are beauty, stylization and exaggeration. The facial makeup or "the painted face" of the opera is perhaps the best, and certainly the best known, example of these qualities.  (More...)

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
The Eight Provisions on how to improve the Party's general work methods and relations.

On Dec. 4, 2012, the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee held a meeting during which Eight Provisions (八项规定) on how to improve its general work methods and relations with the public were considered and adopted. (More...)

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
Wu Zetian, China's only-known empress

Wu Zetian (Chinese: 武则天 624-705) is an outstanding politician and the only Empress in Chinese history. (More...)

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
Taoism 道教

Taoism (道教), native to China, has a history of more than 1,700 years. China now has over 1,500 Taoist temples and more than 25,000 Taoist priests and nuns. (More...)

February 22
The terracotta warriors discovered in Xi'an.

The Terracotta Warriors (兵马俑) are a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. It is a form of funerary art buried with the emperor in 210–209 BC. (More...)

February 23

Yao Ming (Chinese: 姚明) was a professional basketball player who played for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has been elected chairman of the Chinese Basketball Association, the association announced after its national congress on Feb. 23, 2017. (More...)

February 24
Traditional Chinese tea set

The spirit of tea art and the tea ceremony is the core of Chinese tea culture. "Art" refers to the techniques and artistic process of making, cooking and tasting tea, while ceremony refers to the spirit with which the process is carried out. (More...)

February 25

Pipa (琵琶) is the oldest and most famous plucked instrument in China. It's a four-stringed lute with 30 frets and pear-shaped body. The instrumentalist holds the pipa upright and play with five small plectra attached to each finger of the right hand. (More...)

February 26

Chinese dishes are classified in two ways: One is by region. One of the regional methods defines four major cuisines based on the eating habits of the people in different regions. They include Sichuan, Guangdong, Shandong and Huai Yang cuisines. Another regional division comprises nine schools. They are the Beijing, Shandong, Sichuan, Guangdong, Fujian, Huai Yang, Hubei, Hunan, and Jiangsu Zhejiang cuisines. (More...)

February 27
Dragon Heads-raising Day

Dragon Heads-raising Day falls on the second day of the second lunar month, which is a traditional festival for Han nationality popular in most Chinese regions. The festival is also embraced by many minorities such as the Miao, Zhuang, Man, Dong, Li, She, Bouyei, Hezhen and Ewenki. (More...)

February 28
Monba clothes

The Monbas are scattered in the southern part of Tibet Autonomous Region. Most of them live in Medog, Nyingch and Cona counties. (More...)

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