CIIC:Today's featured article/January 2019

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January 1
Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival

The Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival (哈尔滨国际冰雪节) is held annually from January 5 and lasts for more than one month. Starting in 1985, it has become one of the world's four major ice and snow festivals. (More...)
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January 2

CIIC:Today's featured article/January 2, 2019
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January 3

CIIC:Today's featured article/January 3, 2019
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January 4

CIIC:Today's featured article/January 4, 2019
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January 5
Xiaohan

Xiaohan (小寒) is one of 24 traditional Chinese solar terms, reflecting the changing of four seasons. (More...)
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January 6

CIIC:Today's featured article/January 6, 2019
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January 7

CIIC:Today's featured article/January 7, 2019
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January 8

The largest in China and the third longest in the world, the Yangtze (长江) rises from Geladaindong, the highest peak of the Tanggulashan Mountains. It flows 6,300 km eastward traversing 11 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities before emptying into the East China Sea. (More...)
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January 9

CIIC:Today's featured article/January 9, 2019
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January 10
Kung Pao chicken, a typical dish in Sichuan cuisine.

People immediately think of Sichuan food as being hot, sour, sweet, and salty; using fish sauce; or having a strange taste. Actually, these flavors were introduced only in the last 100 years, and initially were popular only in the lower strata of society. Hot pepper, an important flavoring in Sichuan cuisine, was introduced into China only 200 to 300 years ago. (More...)
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January 11

CIIC:Today's featured article/January 11, 2019
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January 12

CIIC:Today's featured article/January 12, 2019
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January 13
Traditional Laba porrige in the festival.

The Laba Festival (腊八节) is a traditional Chinese holiday celebrated on the eighth day of the twelfth month of the lunar Chinese calendar. Laba porridge is the most popular meal in the festival. (More...)
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January 14

CIIC:Today's featured article/January 14, 2019
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January 15
The Grand Canal in Hangzhou

The Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal (京杭大运河) has served as a major south-north transport artery since it was completed in the 13th century during the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). The oldest parts of the canal date back to the 5th century BC, although the various sections were finally combined into one during the Sui Dynasty (581–618). The canal has experienced numerous expansions and restorations throughout the history. (More...)
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January 16

CIIC:Today's featured article/January 16, 2019
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January 17

CIIC:Today's featured article/January 17, 2019
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January 18

CIIC:Today's featured article/January 18, 2019
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January 19

CIIC:Today's featured article/January 19, 2019
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January 20
Dahan

Dahan (大寒) is one of 24 traditional Chinese solar terms, reflecting the changing of four seasons. It falls between Jan. 20-22 and most parts of China have entered the depth of winter. (More...)
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January 21

Chunyun (春运) is a period of travel rush in China during the Spring Festival, which usually begins 15 days before the Chinese Lunar New Year's Day and lasts for around 40 days. The extremely high traffic load is an annual test on China's transportation systems. (More...)
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January 22

CIIC:Today's featured article/January 22, 2019
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January 23

New Year pictures (年画), as their name implies, are made especially to celebrate the Lunar New Year holiday. (More...)
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January 24

CIIC:Today's featured article/January 24, 2019
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January 25

CIIC:Today's featured article/January 25, 2019
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January 26
Dumplings, also called Jiaozi

Jiaozi (饺子) or dumplings have been a favorite food of the Chinese people for thousands of years. People traditionally eat jiaozi on the fifth day of the Chinese Lunar New Year. (More...)
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January 27

CIIC:Today's featured article/January 27, 2019
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January 28

Little New Year (小年), which falls about a week before the lunar New Year, is also known as the Festival of the Kitchen God, the deity who oversees the moral character of each household.(More...)
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January 29

CIIC:Today's featured article/January 29, 2019
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January 30

CIIC:Today's featured article/January 30, 2019
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January 31
Hongbao, a Chinese New Year gift to kids.

Ya Sui Qian (压岁钱) means money given to children as a Chinese Lunar New Year gift which is usually put in a red envelope or paper bag. (More...)
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