CIIC:Today's featured article/November 2019

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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

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November 3

CIIC:Today's featured article/November 3, 2019
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November 4
The Twenty-four Solar Terms 二十四节气

The Twenty-four Solar Terms (二十四节气) is a general name for a group of seasons from the Beginning of Spring to Great Cold in the ancient times. 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. It was included in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists on November 30, 2016. (More...)
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November 5

CIIC:Today's featured article/November 5, 2019
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November 6

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

CIIC:Today's featured article/November 7, 2019
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November 8
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 9

CIIC:Today's featured article/November 9, 2019
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November 10

CIIC:Today's featured article/November 10, 2019
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November 11

Singles' Day(光棍节), which falls on Nov. 11 – whose date is four ones – is celebrated by many young, single Chinese. (More...)
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November 12

CIIC:Today's featured article/November 12, 2019
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November 13

CIIC:Today's featured article/November 13, 2019
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November 14
The name Badachu 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.

Located on the outskirts of Beijing, the sites were restored during the 1980's and have since become a popular destination, both for pilgrims and tourists.

The park is famous for its eight ancient Buddhist temples and monasterie: Changan Temple (Temple of Eternal Peace), Lingguang Temple (Temple of Divine Light), Sanshan Nunnery (Three-hill Nunnery), Dabei Temple (Temple of Great Mercy), Dragon Spring Nunnery (Dragon Spring Nunnery), Xiangjie Temple (The Temple of the Fragrant World), Pearl Cave (The Cave of Precious Pearl), and Zhengguo Temple. (More...)
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November 15


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November 16

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

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

The Ancient town of Xitang (西塘古镇) is situated in Jiashan County, under the jurisdiction of Jiaxing City, Zhejiang Province. Some 90 km away from Shanghai and 110 km from Hangzhou, Xitang sits where China's three economic giants meet – Shanghai Municipality, and Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces. One of the town's geologic advantages is its comprehensive network of land and water communications. (More...)
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November 19

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

CIIC:Today's featured article/November 20, 2019
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November 21

CIIC:Today's featured article/November 21, 2019
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November 22
Xiaoxue (小雪) is a weather phenomenon, indicating that the snowy season begins.

Different from the ordinary meaning of "light snow" in the weather forecast, Xiaoxue refers more to the weather characteristics during a period of time. (More...)
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November 23

CIIC:Today's featured article/November 23, 2019
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November 24

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

CIIC:Today's featured article/November 25, 2019
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November 26

CIIC:Today's featured article/November 26, 2019
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November 27

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

CIIC:Today's featured article/November 28, 2019
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November 29

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

CIIC:Today's featured article/November 30, 2019
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November 31

CIIC:Today's featured article/November 31, 2019
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