CIIC:Today's featured article/July 2018


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July 1
Flag of The Communist Party of China.

The Communist Party of China (中国共产党) was founded on July 1, 1921. It is the ruling party in China, representing the interests of the entire Chinese nation and serving as the core leading China's socialist modernization drive. By the end of 2005, the CPC had 70.8 million members. Its grassroots organizations numbered 3.52 million, including 170,000 committees, 210,000 organization departments and 3.14 million subcommittees. (More...)

July 2
Mount Lushan

Mount Lushan, located by the Poyang Lake, 36 kilometers south of Jiujiang City, Jiangxi Province, covers an area of 350 square kilometers. The Hanyang Peak, the highest, rises 1,474 meters above sea level. At Lushan, towering peaks and dangerously steep cliffs on all sides surround a relatively gentle center. The landscape here is spectacular with some 100 peaks being veiled in mist for some 191 days annually on average. It is particular cool in summer and is therefore a world-renowned summer resort. (More...)

July 3
Lu'an Guapian tea

Lu'an Guapian (六安瓜片), or Lu'an Melon Seed Tea, is a green tea from Lu'an, Anhui Province. It is named for its tightly rolled seed-like processed leaves, which are flat and resemble a melon seed. The brightly colored Lu'an Guapian has a particularly smooth taste and sweet aroma. Lu'an Guapian is unique, as it contains tea leaves without buds and stems. (More...)

July 4
Hukou Waterfall

The Hukou Waterfall, the second largest in China, is located 165 km to the west of Fenxi City, Shanxi Province, and 50 km to the east of Yichuan, Shaanxi Province. The width of the waterfall changes with the season, usually 30 m wide but increasing to 50 m during flood season. It has a drop of over 20 m. When the Yellow River is blocked by mountains on both sides, its width is abruptly narrowed down to 20-30 m. It rushes down from the narrowed mountain mouth, forming a grand waterfall, as if water is pouring down from a huge pot. Hence its name Hukou (literally "Kettle Spout") Waterfall. (More...)

July 5

Kunqu (Kunshan opera) (昆曲) originated in the Kunshan area of Jiangsu around the end of the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) and the early Ming. (More...)

July 6
Marco Polo Bridge

The Marco Polo Bridge Incident, which marked the beginning of China’s Anti-Japanese Aggression War (1937-1945), was a battle between the Kuomintang’s 29th Route Army and Imperial Japanese Army. (More...)

July 7
the lotus pond in the Xiaoshu

Xiaoshu (小暑) reflects the changing of temperature. Shu means heat in Chinese, and Xiaoshu means slight heat. (More...)

July 8
Shaolin Temple

Shaolin Temple (少林寺), covering an area of 43,000 sq. m, is located at the south foot of Mount Songshan, 13 km northwest of Dengfeng County. It is the ancestral temple of Zen Buddhism and the birthplace of Shaolin kungfu. In the Yuan and Ming dynasties, the temple had over 2,000 monks. (More...)

July 9
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...)

July 10
Qinghai Lake >>

Lying on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, the oval-shaped Qinghai Lake (青海湖) is the largest inland saltwater lake in China, covering an area of 4,635 sq. km and is 3,196 m above sea level. (More...)

July 11
Chinese people above 60 years old will surpass 200 million by the end of 2013.

The World Population Day (世界人口日) is an annual event celebrated on July 11. According to an UN report, the world population will reach 7.2 billion by July 2013. (More)

July 12
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...)

July 13
Mount Emei

Mount Emei (峨眉山), located in Sichuan Province, is one of the four holy mountains of Chinese Buddhism. It is regarded as the domain of Samantabhadra, or Bodhisattva of Universal Benevolence, depicted as riding upon an elephant. (More...)

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July 16
A man shoots an arrow during the annual Nadam Fair of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in Hohhot, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, July 23, 2016.

Nadam means “entertainment” or “game” in the Mongolian language. It is a traditional sport of the Mongolian people in China. The five-day annual Nadam Sports Fair (那达慕大会) which begins on the fourth day of the sixth month on the lunar calendar is a grand gathering of the Mongolian people.(More...)

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July 23

Dashu (大暑) reflects the changing of temperature. It is the hottest period in a year, and the temperature could be over 40℃ (104oF) in most areas of China. During this period, thundershowers often visit in the afternoon, as described in an old saying: "Lightning in the east will not bring rains, while lightning in the west will bring rains in no time." (More...)

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