CIIC:Today's featured article/November 2018

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November 1

Jiaozi (boiled dumplings stuffed with meat and vegetable filling) are also known as gengnian jiaozi (seeing in the new year dumplings). Although boiled dumplings have been a favorite food of the Chinese people for thousands of years, they have only been essential element of the lunar New Year's festivities since the Ming Dynasty. Jiaozi are the exact size and shape of the small gold ingots that were used for money in ancient China, so eating jiaozi satisfies the desire for wealth. Of course, jiaozi are also incomparably delicious, so on New Year's Eve, virtually everyone in China can be found eating this holiday dish. When vendors boil jiaozi to sell, they will often deliberately break one or two in the pot. But they do not remark upon this with taboo words, such as "break," "shatter," or "disintegrate." Rather, they say that the dumpling's filling has "burst," which in Chinese is a homonym for the auspicious phrase "to get rich." (More...)
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November 2

CIIC:Today's featured article/November 2, 2018
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November 3

CIIC:Today's featured article/November 3, 2018
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November 4

CIIC:Today's featured article/November 4, 2018
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November 5

Completed on October 12, 1996, Shanghai Museum boasts 11 monographic galleries, one special gallery for donated relics, and three exhibition halls totaling 120,000 sq. m in floor space. (More...)
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November 6

CIIC:Today's featured article/November 6, 2018
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November 7
Lidong (立冬) reflects the changing of seasons, indicating that winter begins. It often falls on November 7 or 8 of a year. (More...)

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November 8

CIIC:Today's featured article/November 8, 2018
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November 9
An Imperial Doucai Stem Cup

Pottery making began to develop in China during the New Stone Age some 10,000 years ago and porcelain making in the Song Dynasty (960-1279) revealed dazzling exuberance. (More...)
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November 10

CIIC:Today's featured article/November 10, 2018
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November 11

CIIC:Today's featured article/November 11, 2018
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November 12
The Twenty-four Solar Terms 二十四节气

In the ancient times, there was a general name for a group of seasons, i.e. the Twenty-four Solar Terms (二十四节气) from the Beginning of Spring to Great Cold. It shows the relationship between universe, season, climate and agriculture, which is unique creation by Chinese ancestors. To date, it has functioned as a complete set of weather calendar to guide the agricultural production in China. (More...)
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November 13

CIIC:Today's featured article/November 13, 2018
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November 14
The Tianhe-2 supercomputer developed by China.

The Tianhe-2 (天河二号), developed by China's National University of Defense Technology, is now the world's fastest supercomputer, international supercomputer organization Top 500 announced in Germany on June 17, 2013. (More...)
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November 15

CIIC:Today's featured article/November 15, 2018
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November 16
Old Town of Pingyao

The local customs and cultural heritage of the ancient town of Pingyao (平遥古城) in Shanxi Province is under threat due to the rapid development of tourism. (More)
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November 17

CIIC:Today's featured article/November 17, 2018
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November 18

CIIC:Today's featured article/November 18, 2018
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November 19

CIIC:Today's featured article/November 19, 2018
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November 20

CIIC:Today's featured article/November 20, 2018
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November 21

CIIC:Today's featured article/November 21, 2018
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November 22

CIIC:Today's featured article/November 22, 2018
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November 23

CIIC:Today's featured article/November 23, 2018
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November 24

CIIC:Today's featured article/November 24, 2018
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November 25

CIIC:Today's featured article/November 25, 2018
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November 26

CIIC:Today's featured article/November 26, 2018
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November 27

CIIC:Today's featured article/November 27, 2018
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November 28

CIIC:Today's featured article/November 28, 2018
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November 29

CIIC:Today's featured article/November 29, 2018
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November 30

CIIC:Today's featured article/November 30, 2018
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November 31

CIIC:Today's featured article/November 31, 2018
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