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Something different – Bliss : Afterlife (music album). Bliss : Afterlife - album released 2001.    Brew some green tea, draw the curtains, and sink into your favorite space. Close your eyes and let the journey begin; let`s fly among the stars and see our world from afar; come back anew ...        Do support Bliss, this wonderful music talent, by buying the original CD / official download.
Bliss : Afterlife - album released 2001. Brew some green tea, draw the curtains, and sink into your favorite space. Close your eyes and let the journey begin; let`s fly among the stars and see our world from afar; come back anew ... Do support Bliss, this wonderful music talent, by buying the original CD / official download.
Japan as the new Ukraine ?. The US is encircling China to maintain its hegemony, and Japan is one key `useful idiot` proxy / expendable missile base.    With The Grayzone ...
The US is encircling China to maintain its hegemony, and Japan is one key `useful idiot` proxy / expendable missile base. With The Grayzone ...
Get ready for China – transportation. Metro systems    The two largest metro systems in the world are in ShangHai and BeiJing. There are also metro systems in many other Chinese cities. These are all super modern, spacious, artistically appealing and easy to use for visitors with announcements in both Chinese and English, with signs both in Chinese and PinYin.    Check out our videos on various Chinese metro systems.    The Beijing metro system has over 600 miles of track and over 600 stations. It carries over 10 billion passengers annually, making it one of the busiest subway systems in the world. It operates one of the world`s largest fleets of subway cars, with over 4,000 cars in service.    The Beijing metro is also one of the most technologically advanced subway systems in the world, with many of its trains and stations equipped with advanced features such as automated train control, platform screen doors, and real-time passenger information systems.    The Beijing metro is known for its distinctive architecture and design, with many stations featuring works of art, sculptures, and other design elements. It is also known for its efficient and fast service, with trains running at high frequencies and minimal delays.    The Beijing metro is also very affordable and accessible, with fares starting from as low as CNY3 (about $0.4 / £0.35) for a single journey with discounts for frequent users. It has also been made more convenient for tourists by allowing the use of contactless payment methods such as WeChat Pay, Alipay and UnionPay.      Taxis    In China, taxis are easy to find and very affordable, unlike in the West; they are widely used by nearly everyone. For example, Beijing has approximately 66,000 registered taxi vehicles operating in the city as of 2021. The standard taxi fare in Beijing is around ¥13 (or about $2 / £1.40) for the first 3 kilometers (about 1.8 miles) plus an additional ¥2.3 (about $0.35 / £0.25) for each additional kilometer. There can be higher tariffs for night time (after midnight).      High speed rail    China has built one of the most extensive high-speed rail networks in the world, which is known for its speed, efficiency, and connectivity. China has the world`s largest high-speed rail network, with over 22,000 miles of track and over 350 stations. The high-speed rail network operates at speeds of up to 217 mph, making it one of the fastest in the world.    China`s high-speed rail system carries over 3 billion passengers annually, making it the busiest high-speed rail networks in the world. China`s high-speed rail system is also affordable and accessible, with fares starting from as low as CNY50 (about $7) for a single journey and discounts for frequent users.    China has also been exporting its high-speed rail technology and know-how to other countries such as Indonesia, Turkey, Russia and more.      Air travel    Air travel is an important part of China`s transportation system, with several major airports and a rapidly growing number of passengers. Here are some facts about air travel in China:    China has over 220 commercial airports, making it the country with the second-largest number of airports in the world, behind the United States.    China`s three major airports are Beijing Capital International Airport, Shanghai Pudong International Airport, and Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport. These three airports handle a large number of passengers annually, with Beijing Capital International Airport handling over 100 million passengers in 2020.    China`s domestic air travel market is the second-largest in the world, behind the United States, with over 600 million passengers in 2020 and over 60 million international passengers.    China`s air travel market has been expanding rapidly in recent years, with several new airports and routes being added.    China`s major airlines, such as Air China, China Eastern Airlines, and China Southern Airlines, are among the largest in the world, and they operate a large fleet of modern aircraft. It is also becoming more affordable, with the increasing competition between airlines leading to lower fares.    China`s air travel market is also becoming more convenient for travelers, with the increasing use of online booking and check-in, as well as the introduction of e-visas for some countries. It is also becoming more sustainable, with many airlines investing in more fuel-efficient aircraft and implementing more environmentally-friendly practices.    China`s air travel market is a modern, efficient, and highly-used transportation system that connects many of the country`s major cities and helps to keep the country moving. It is constantly evolving to match the country`s needs and to make the passenger experience more pleasant, but also to reduce its impact on the environment.
Metro systems The two largest metro systems in the world are in ShangHai and BeiJing. There are also metro systems in many other Chinese cities. These are all super modern, spacious, artistically appealing and easy to use for visitors with announcements in both Chinese and English, with signs both in Chinese and PinYin. Check out our videos on various Chinese metro systems. The Beijing metro system has over 600 miles of track and over 600 stations. It carries over 10 billion passengers annually, making it one of the busiest subway systems in the world. It operates one of the world`s largest fleets of subway cars, with over 4,000 cars in service. The Beijing metro is also one of the most technologically advanced subway systems in the world, with many of its trains and stations equipped with advanced features such as automated train control, platform screen doors, and real-time passenger information systems. The Beijing metro is known for its distinctive architecture and design, with many stations featuring works of art, sculptures, and other design elements. It is also known for its efficient and fast service, with trains running at high frequencies and minimal delays. The Beijing metro is also very affordable and accessible, with fares starting from as low as CNY3 (about $0.4 / £0.35) for a single journey with discounts for frequent users. It has also been made more convenient for tourists by allowing the use of contactless payment methods such as WeChat Pay, Alipay and UnionPay. Taxis In China, taxis are easy to find and very affordable, unlike in the West; they are widely used by nearly everyone. For example, Beijing has approximately 66,000 registered taxi vehicles operating in the city as of 2021. The standard taxi fare in Beijing is around ¥13 (or about $2 / £1.40) for the first 3 kilometers (about 1.8 miles) plus an additional ¥2.3 (about $0.35 / £0.25) for each additional kilometer. There can be higher tariffs for night time (after midnight). High speed rail China has built one of the most extensive high-speed rail networks in the world, which is known for its speed, efficiency, and connectivity. China has the world`s largest high-speed rail network, with over 22,000 miles of track and over 350 stations. The high-speed rail network operates at speeds of up to 217 mph, making it one of the fastest in the world. China`s high-speed rail system carries over 3 billion passengers annually, making it the busiest high-speed rail networks in the world. China`s high-speed rail system is also affordable and accessible, with fares starting from as low as CNY50 (about $7) for a single journey and discounts for frequent users. China has also been exporting its high-speed rail technology and know-how to other countries such as Indonesia, Turkey, Russia and more. Air travel Air travel is an important part of China`s transportation system, with several major airports and a rapidly growing number of passengers. Here are some facts about air travel in China: China has over 220 commercial airports, making it the country with the second-largest number of airports in the world, behind the United States. China`s three major airports are Beijing Capital International Airport, Shanghai Pudong International Airport, and Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport. These three airports handle a large number of passengers annually, with Beijing Capital International Airport handling over 100 million passengers in 2020. China`s domestic air travel market is the second-largest in the world, behind the United States, with over 600 million passengers in 2020 and over 60 million international passengers. China`s air travel market has been expanding rapidly in recent years, with several new airports and routes being added. China`s major airlines, such as Air China, China Eastern Airlines, and China Southern Airlines, are among the largest in the world, and they operate a large fleet of modern aircraft. It is also becoming more affordable, with the increasing competition between airlines leading to lower fares. China`s air travel market is also becoming more convenient for travelers, with the increasing use of online booking and check-in, as well as the introduction of e-visas for some countries. It is also becoming more sustainable, with many airlines investing in more fuel-efficient aircraft and implementing more environmentally-friendly practices. China`s air travel market is a modern, efficient, and highly-used transportation system that connects many of the country`s major cities and helps to keep the country moving. It is constantly evolving to match the country`s needs and to make the passenger experience more pleasant, but also to reduce its impact on the environment.
Get ready for China – great food dishes. In BeiJing alone, there are around 200,000 places to eat, so you`ll never be far from a tasty meal and there is so much to try that China is very much a foodie heaven.    Here`s BeiJingBuzzz`s cheat sheet of popular food dishes that you will love. Feel free to print out for personal use ...    Huo Guo (火锅) : `Hotpot` - order what you like and cook it in a steaming broth that can be spicy, mild or both. Served with a  sesame sauce topped with coriander and / or spring onion; with vinegar and soy sauce as additional options. Thinly sliced meats, all manner of vegetables, noodles, eggs, tofu and more. Be sure to try Dong Dofu (iced tofu) and Dofu skin - super delicious in Huo Guo. There are many independents but you cannot go wrong if you see a XiaBu XiaBu, a very popular restaurant chain.    Mābo Dōfu (麻婆豆腐) : soft beancurd in a spicy sauce with minced pork    BaoZi (包子) : steamed buns filled with meat or vegetables    JiaoZi (饺子) : boiled or pan-fried dumplings filled with meat or vegetables    RouJiaMo (肉夹馍) : a sandwich made with flatbread and filled with meat (most commonly pork)    CongYou Bing (葱油饼) : spring onion / scallion pancakes - a savory flatbread made with scallions and flour    ZhengJiao (蒸饺) : steamed or pan-fried dumplings filled with meat or seafood    ZongZi (粽子) : glutinous rice dumplings wrapped in bamboo leaves    GouBuLi BaoZi (狗不理包子) : steamed buns filled with meat or vegetables, popular in Tianjin    DouHua (豆花) : sweet tofu pudding    XiaoLongBao (小笼包) : steamed dumplings filled with meat or seafood and soup    Xī Hóng Shì Chǎo JīDàn (西红柿炒蛋): egg and tomato - a popular dish in Chinese cuisine, it is often a simple and comforting dish, that can be found in many Chinese home-style cooking. It is typically made by stir-frying diced tomatoes and beaten eggs together with some seasonings, such as salt, pepper, and sometimes soy sauce.    DanDan Mian (担担面): a spicy Szechuan noodle dish made with thin wheat noodles, a spicy chili oil-based sauce, and often ground meat    JianShui Zhu (建水煮): fried vermicelli noodles popular in Yunnan province    LanZhou LaMian (兰州拉面): hand-pulled noodles popular in Lanzhou, Gansu province    ReGan Mian (热干面): Wuhan hot dry noodles - a spicy dish made with thin wheat noodles, chili oil and ground meat, popular in Wuhan, Hubei province    ZhaJiang Mian (炸酱面): a dish of thick wheat noodles served with a fermented soybean paste sauce and vegetables, popular in northern China    ZhaJiangMian (炸酱面): a dish of thick wheat noodles served with a bean paste sauce, popular in northeastern China    GuoTie (锅贴): Chinese fried dumplings    MaLaTang (麻辣烫): a spicy hotpot popular in Sichuan and Chongqing    Di San Xian (第三鲜): a popular dish in Chinese cuisine, typically found in northern China, it is a type of stir-fry dish made with three main ingredients: potatoes, eggplant, and bell peppers, it is also called `Three Fresh` or `Three Precious Vegetables`. It is typically stir-fried with garlic, ginger, and scallions, and seasoned with soy sauce, sugar, and sometimes oyster sauce.    GōngBǎo JīDīng (宫保鸡丁) : also transcribed Gong Bao, Kung Pao or Kung Po, is a spicy, stir-fried Chinese dish made with cubes of chicken, peanuts, vegetables, and chili peppers. A classic dish in Sichuan cuisine.    JīSī Liáng Miàn (鸡丝凉面) : Chinese Chicken Noodle Salad - Chinese chicken noodle salad features noodles tossed in a nutty savory sesame sauce and topped with shredded chicken and cucumber.    Hei Jiao Niu Liu (黑椒牛柳) - Sliced tender beef with onions, peppers and black pepper.    Huo Guo - hot pot    There are also around 6,000 McDonalds in China, plus Burger King, KFC, Pizza Hut, Subway and more. And if you like cooking from scratch yourself, you`ll find many huge supermarkets plus local markets.
In BeiJing alone, there are around 200,000 places to eat, so you`ll never be far from a tasty meal and there is so much to try that China is very much a foodie heaven. Here`s BeiJingBuzzz`s cheat sheet of popular food dishes that you will love. Feel free to print out for personal use ... Huo Guo (火锅) : `Hotpot` - order what you like and cook it in a steaming broth that can be spicy, mild or both. Served with a sesame sauce topped with coriander and / or spring onion; with vinegar and soy sauce as additional options. Thinly sliced meats, all manner of vegetables, noodles, eggs, tofu and more. Be sure to try Dong Dofu (iced tofu) and Dofu skin - super delicious in Huo Guo. There are many independents but you cannot go wrong if you see a XiaBu XiaBu, a very popular restaurant chain. Mābo Dōfu (麻婆豆腐) : soft beancurd in a spicy sauce with minced pork BaoZi (包子) : steamed buns filled with meat or vegetables JiaoZi (饺子) : boiled or pan-fried dumplings filled with meat or vegetables RouJiaMo (肉夹馍) : a sandwich made with flatbread and filled with meat (most commonly pork) CongYou Bing (葱油饼) : spring onion / scallion pancakes - a savory flatbread made with scallions and flour ZhengJiao (蒸饺) : steamed or pan-fried dumplings filled with meat or seafood ZongZi (粽子) : glutinous rice dumplings wrapped in bamboo leaves GouBuLi BaoZi (狗不理包子) : steamed buns filled with meat or vegetables, popular in Tianjin DouHua (豆花) : sweet tofu pudding XiaoLongBao (小笼包) : steamed dumplings filled with meat or seafood and soup Xī Hóng Shì Chǎo JīDàn (西红柿炒蛋): egg and tomato - a popular dish in Chinese cuisine, it is often a simple and comforting dish, that can be found in many Chinese home-style cooking. It is typically made by stir-frying diced tomatoes and beaten eggs together with some seasonings, such as salt, pepper, and sometimes soy sauce. DanDan Mian (担担面): a spicy Szechuan noodle dish made with thin wheat noodles, a spicy chili oil-based sauce, and often ground meat JianShui Zhu (建水煮): fried vermicelli noodles popular in Yunnan province LanZhou LaMian (兰州拉面): hand-pulled noodles popular in Lanzhou, Gansu province ReGan Mian (热干面): Wuhan hot dry noodles - a spicy dish made with thin wheat noodles, chili oil and ground meat, popular in Wuhan, Hubei province ZhaJiang Mian (炸酱面): a dish of thick wheat noodles served with a fermented soybean paste sauce and vegetables, popular in northern China ZhaJiangMian (炸酱面): a dish of thick wheat noodles served with a bean paste sauce, popular in northeastern China GuoTie (锅贴): Chinese fried dumplings MaLaTang (麻辣烫): a spicy hotpot popular in Sichuan and Chongqing Di San Xian (第三鲜): a popular dish in Chinese cuisine, typically found in northern China, it is a type of stir-fry dish made with three main ingredients: potatoes, eggplant, and bell peppers, it is also called `Three Fresh` or `Three Precious Vegetables`. It is typically stir-fried with garlic, ginger, and scallions, and seasoned with soy sauce, sugar, and sometimes oyster sauce. GōngBǎo JīDīng (宫保鸡丁) : also transcribed Gong Bao, Kung Pao or Kung Po, is a spicy, stir-fried Chinese dish made with cubes of chicken, peanuts, vegetables, and chili peppers. A classic dish in Sichuan cuisine. JīSī Liáng Miàn (鸡丝凉面) : Chinese Chicken Noodle Salad - Chinese chicken noodle salad features noodles tossed in a nutty savory sesame sauce and topped with shredded chicken and cucumber. Hei Jiao Niu Liu (黑椒牛柳) - Sliced tender beef with onions, peppers and black pepper. Huo Guo - hot pot There are also around 6,000 McDonalds in China, plus Burger King, KFC, Pizza Hut, Subway and more. And if you like cooking from scratch yourself, you`ll find many huge supermarkets plus local markets.
BeiJing night and day, 2023. 798 Art Zone, WangJing SOHO, and CBD. With Walk East ...        BeiJing CBD area. With BeiJing Walking ...
798 Art Zone, WangJing SOHO, and CBD. With Walk East ... BeiJing CBD area. With BeiJing Walking ...
Reunion dinner for Chinese New Year (YunNan). With DianXi XiaoGe ...
With DianXi XiaoGe ...
ShangHai’s mega malls. With Wei`s Travel ...
With Wei`s Travel ...
What lies ahead for US – China relations ?. With professor Ken Hammond ...        Bonus film ...
With professor Ken Hammond ... Bonus film ...
The beautiful WanFeng Lake in XingYi, GuiZhou.
Urban Canyon Park Style Mall – Mix-C World, ShangHai. 城市峡谷公园式商业新地标全新登场!上海苏河湾万象天地商场漫游记    With Wei`s Travel ...
城市峡谷公园式商业新地标全新登场!上海苏河湾万象天地商场漫游记 With Wei`s Travel ...
American exceptionalism and China. With Garland Nixon ...
With Garland Nixon ...
Health special 2 : diet and Covid; diet and statins. Metabolic disease from a poor or wrong diet is the underlying root cause of disease. But medicine is driven by profit and has a major influence on public policy.    With Aseem Malhotra.            Bonus film on big pharma and Covid rmna vaccines ...
Metabolic disease from a poor or wrong diet is the underlying root cause of disease. But medicine is driven by profit and has a major influence on public policy. With Aseem Malhotra. Bonus film on big pharma and Covid rmna vaccines ...
The BeiJing Olympic Park in summer – lotuses and sunflowers. Just north of the Birds Nest lies a huge park.    Don`t forget to visit here this coming summer ...
Just north of the Birds Nest lies a huge park. Don`t forget to visit here this coming summer ...
A drive around ShangHai’s inner ring expressway. With Wei`s Travel ...
With Wei`s Travel ...
2023 Chinese New Year Lantern Festival walk. Around the Yu Garden in ShangHai ...
Around the Yu Garden in ShangHai ...
The beauty of HuangShan (Yellow Mountain). AnHui province.
AnHui province.
Health special : stress, and relationships – don’t miss it. What stress does to the body (a whole lot) : with Eric Berg ...        Relationships : Mark Hyman in discussion with Robert Waldinger ...        Bonus film : functional medicine and why heart disease, cancer, brain degeneration, diabetes, arthritis, etc. are not really separate diseases but rather symptoms of the root cause.    Also, why it is important to have a `why` in your life (meaning and purpose) ...
What stress does to the body (a whole lot) : with Eric Berg ... Relationships : Mark Hyman in discussion with Robert Waldinger ... Bonus film : functional medicine and why heart disease, cancer, brain degeneration, diabetes, arthritis, etc. are not really separate diseases but rather symptoms of the root cause. Also, why it is important to have a `why` in your life (meaning and purpose) ...
Beijing 北京 Swing !. Awesome feel-good dance video ...    Locations: The Great Wall, the Summer Palace, the `Bird`s Nest` Beijing National Stadium, QianHai - HouHai, the Temple of Heaven, ZhongShan Park and The Place mall.    Music:the fantastic Pink Martini - `Wo Yao Ni De Ai  我要你的爱`  (I Want You, To Be My Baby)        http://swingbeijing.com/
Awesome feel-good dance video ... Locations: The Great Wall, the Summer Palace, the `Bird`s Nest` Beijing National Stadium, QianHai - HouHai, the Temple of Heaven, ZhongShan Park and The Place mall. Music:the fantastic Pink Martini - `Wo Yao Ni De Ai  我要你的爱`  (I Want You, To Be My Baby) http://swingbeijing.com/

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BeiJing ?? and TianJin ?? videos

BeiJing city, the capital of China, lies with BeiJing municiality, like a small province. BeiJing has many UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven and sections of the Great Wall of China. However, a rich architectural and cultural heritage is combined with many modern features. With two huge international airports, BeiJing is well connected with the world and a popular tourist destination.

Now you’re in Beijing 北京 …. Starting with `Now you`re in Beijing (commie jungle mix)`, music video.  Plus Beijing`s popular attractions, a trip to the blue sky city, QianHai Lake (in central Beijing), the BeiJing to ShangHai sleeper train, and The Forbidden City (documentary; in English) bonus films ...    `Now you`re in Beijing ...` - think about it - you`re in Beijing, China - it might be different but that is here and not there; sure some things could be better - such as rights and protections for migrant workers, but Rome wasn`t built in a day, as they say.  A few words on the Hu JinTao / Wen JiaBao era - definately one of China`s most successful jumps forward; a major rise in prosperity for all, the growth of great infrastructure, such as the high-speed rail system, and much more, the Beijing Olympics, the Shanghai World Expo, space exploration, and the list goes on ... A happy retirement to two leaders who helped guide China back to greatness !  Mao ZeDong unified the country and helped defeat the Japanese invaders, and for that is a national hero. But things didn`t go so well subsequently and on his death the `Gang of Four` were arrested and China took a new path, though slowly at first following the courageous efforts of Deng XiaoPing. But it was not until circa 1990 that China really began to take off. So its rise to greatness, once more, is remarkable for having been achieved, from so little, in just 25 years. Obviously, they have done most things very right.
Starting with `Now you`re in Beijing (commie jungle mix)`, music video. Plus Beijing`s popular attractions, a trip to the blue sky city, QianHai Lake (in central Beijing), the BeiJing to ShangHai sleeper train, and The Forbidden City (documentary; in English) bonus films ... `Now you`re in Beijing ...` - think about it - you`re in Beijing, China - it might be different but that is here and not there; sure some things could be better - such as rights and protections for migrant workers, but Rome wasn`t built in a day, as they say. A few words on the Hu JinTao / Wen JiaBao era - definately one of China`s most successful jumps forward; a major rise in prosperity for all, the growth of great infrastructure, such as the high-speed rail system, and much more, the Beijing Olympics, the Shanghai World Expo, space exploration, and the list goes on ... A happy retirement to two leaders who helped guide China back to greatness ! Mao ZeDong unified the country and helped defeat the Japanese invaders, and for that is a national hero. But things didn`t go so well subsequently and on his death the `Gang of Four` were arrested and China took a new path, though slowly at first following the courageous efforts of Deng XiaoPing. But it was not until circa 1990 that China really began to take off. So its rise to greatness, once more, is remarkable for having been achieved, from so little, in just 25 years. Obviously, they have done most things very right.
One day in BeiJing 北京. Summer 2013 ...
Summer 2013 ...
A day in Beijing 北京. A liitle jet-lagged, our travelers spend a day in Beijing before setting off for other parts of China.  Places visited : Tian`AnMen Square, the Forbidden City (Palace Museum) plus JingShan and BeiHai parks, all within easy walking distance of each other.  Then it is on to DeShengMen to take the bus to BaDaLing Great Wall of China (one can also take a train from Beijing North railway station, near XiZhiMen).  Welcome to the blue sky city ...
A liitle jet-lagged, our travelers spend a day in Beijing before setting off for other parts of China. Places visited : Tian`AnMen Square, the Forbidden City (Palace Museum) plus JingShan and BeiHai parks, all within easy walking distance of each other. Then it is on to DeShengMen to take the bus to BaDaLing Great Wall of China (one can also take a train from Beijing North railway station, near XiZhiMen). Welcome to the blue sky city ...
Walk East in BeiJing – the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven.
The Great Wall of China near BeiJing. BaDaLing and MuTianYu Great Wall (about 1+ hours from BeiJing city center) ...    JinShanLing and SiMaTai Great Wall (about 2+ hours from BeiJing) ...    Bonus films -    Plus, Cindy Zhang shows us a hike along the rugged JianKou section of the Great Wall (it is not far from MuTianYu) ...
BaDaLing and MuTianYu Great Wall (about 1+ hours from BeiJing city center) ... JinShanLing and SiMaTai Great Wall (about 2+ hours from BeiJing) ... Bonus films - Plus, Cindy Zhang shows us a hike along the rugged JianKou section of the Great Wall (it is not far from MuTianYu) ...
Extended scenes of the Summer Palace 颐和园 in BeiJing. With three different videographers ...
With three different videographers ...
BeiJing : 2008 to 2022 – don’t miss it.   Bonus film - a highlight from the Chinese New Year Gala show 2022 ...    Robot chefs ...
Bonus film - a highlight from the Chinese New Year Gala show 2022 ... Robot chefs ...
The Great Wall at MuTianYu 慕田峪, BeiJing. With Sticker Travel. After trekking the Great Wall, the team chill out at Chun Hui Yuan Spa Resort, then head back downtown to view the Forbidden City at sunset from the hilltop in JingShan Park ...
With Sticker Travel. After trekking the Great Wall, the team chill out at Chun Hui Yuan Spa Resort, then head back downtown to view the Forbidden City at sunset from the hilltop in JingShan Park ...
A wonderful family trip through China 中国. A must see, beautiful film if you`re thinking of traveling to China - one of the very best films of its type : great adventures, lovely family.  Places visited include BeiJing, Xi`An, ZhangJiaJie, GuiLin, Hong Kong, HuaShan, the LongJi rice terraces, and more ...
A must see, beautiful film if you`re thinking of traveling to China - one of the very best films of its type : great adventures, lovely family. Places visited include BeiJing, Xi`An, ZhangJiaJie, GuiLin, Hong Kong, HuaShan, the LongJi rice terraces, and more ...

ShangHai ?? videos

ShangHai is known for dynamism, style, and its international, modern aspects, yet has historical features too, such as the famous Bund along the HuangPu River, with its colonial era architecture. On the other side of the river lies the futuristic looking PuDong district which has quickly made ShangHai a leading financial center. Yet the city also has many traditional places too, such as the beautiful YuYuan Garden, Jade Buddha Temple and ZhuJiaJiao water town.

Video : China : Life in ShangHai 上海   Filmed in May 2010.  A well narrated tour of this amazing city ...
Filmed in May 2010. A well narrated tour of this amazing city ...
Video : China : ShangHai 上海 city in timelapse
Video : China : The charming side-streets of ShangHai – XinTianDi 新天地 Cafe culture, boutiques, galleries ...
Cafe culture, boutiques, galleries ...
Video : China : ShangHai 上海 – an aerial and historical guide A fascinating look at the extraordinary history and transformation of ShangHai.  With China Central TV (CCTV). Narrated by Owen Grant.    Bonus film - sailing along the HuangPu River at night, between the Bund in PuXi (west of the river) and PuDong (east of the river).  The most well known area of PuDong is the LuJiaZui finance and trade zone that includes the ShangHai Stock Exchange and many of ShangHai`s highest buildings, such as the Oriental Pearl Tower, the Jin Mao Tower, the ShangHai World Financial Center, and the ShangHai Tower. These modern skyscrapers directly face PuXi`s historic Bund (meaning embankment), a remnant of former foreign concessions. PuDong also includes the Port of ShangHai, the ShangHai World Expo site and Century Park, ShangHai PuDong International Airport, the JiuDuanSha Wetland Nature Reserve, and the ShangHai Disney Resort. This `New Area` has been established from almost nothing in just thirty years.
A fascinating look at the extraordinary history and transformation of ShangHai. With China Central TV (CCTV). Narrated by Owen Grant. Bonus film - sailing along the HuangPu River at night, between the Bund in PuXi (west of the river) and PuDong (east of the river). The most well known area of PuDong is the LuJiaZui finance and trade zone that includes the ShangHai Stock Exchange and many of ShangHai`s highest buildings, such as the Oriental Pearl Tower, the Jin Mao Tower, the ShangHai World Financial Center, and the ShangHai Tower. These modern skyscrapers directly face PuXi`s historic Bund (meaning embankment), a remnant of former foreign concessions. PuDong also includes the Port of ShangHai, the ShangHai World Expo site and Century Park, ShangHai PuDong International Airport, the JiuDuanSha Wetland Nature Reserve, and the ShangHai Disney Resort. This `New Area` has been established from almost nothing in just thirty years.
Video : China : Scenes from ShangHai 上海 2012 – video YuYuan Garden, NanJing Road, the Bund and PuDong.
YuYuan Garden, NanJing Road, the Bund and PuDong.
Video : China : A day in ShangHai 上海 A walk through the city; modern skylines and traditional street culture ...
A walk through the city; modern skylines and traditional street culture ...

GuangDong ?? : GuangZhou, ShenZhen videos

Exploring rural China in ZuoBu village near ZhongShan City  探索中国农村
With Brenna (and her crew - Chance, Emry and Wynnie). What is life ? Life is a Chance (opportunity), go for it (tomorrow may never be the same). One has only one time to live one`s dream ... With Living Asian ...
The new GuangZhou tram sightseeing line
With Walk For You ...
GuangZhou in time-lapse 延时摄影
South east China, near ShenZhen and Hong Kong ...

YunNan ?? : LiJiang, DaLi, Tiger Leaping Gorge videos

Beautiful LiJiang 丽江 at night …
Song and dance, late night shopping, dining, strolling ...
Impression LiJiang 印象丽江 – the open-air musical
Impression LiJiang is a one hour, open-air musical based on local folklore and song, directed by famed film director Zhang YiMou, with Wang ChaoGe and Fan Yue. Featuring a cast of over 500 performers, it is staged in front of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in YunNan province. The most famous music item is the Naxi song `Return Home`.
Street food tour in DaLi 大理, YunNan province
Two months in China’s south west 中国
Highlights of an eight week trip though Tibet, YunNan, SiChuan, GanSu and QingHai provinces (2007).
Beautiful YunNan, the Shangri-La in Heart 云南,心中的香格里拉
YunNan province, in south west China, has a diversity of ethnic cultures and a myriad of landscapes; a real-life idyll ... An amazing film - don`t miss this ! Two fun-loving young women from Vietnam take to the road across YunNan province ...
This is beautiful XiShuangBanNa 西双版纳傣族自治州, YunNan province
XiShuangBanNa located in the south of YunNan province, south China, is a charming international eco-tourism resort on the reaches of the Mekong river (known as the LanCang river in China), bordering with Laos and Myanmar, and adjacent to Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. Esteemed for its captivating tropical landscapes and exotic cultures of the 13 native minorities, this land is home to China`s largest tropical rainforest and abundant biological resources, and the Dai Water Splashing Festival (which lasts for three days from April 13 to 15). The Six Famous Tea Mountains region, 六大茶山 (Liù Dà Chá Shān) produce some of the most highly regarded Pu-Er tea. There are daily flights from KunMing, DaLi and ChengDu.

SiChuan ?? & ChongQing ?? : ChengDu, EmeiShan, JiuZhaiGou, LeShan videos

ChongQing 重庆 : light rail, urban planning, food and tourism
Mount EMei 峨眉山 scenic area, including the LeShan giant Buddha 乐山大佛
A UNESCO World Heritage site. The first Buddhist temple in China was built here in SiChuan province during the 1st century A.D. in the beautiful surroundings of the Mount Emei and in view of its peak. Over the centuries, the addition of other temples turned the area into one of Buddhism`s holiest. The most remarkable - the Giant Buddha at LeShan - was carved out of a hillside in the 8th century and looks down on the confluence of three rivers. At 71 meters in height, it is the largest Buddha in the world.
ChengDu drive
With Walk East ...
JiuZhaiGou 九寨沟 and HuangLong 黄龙 scenery, SiChuan province
Clear pools and waterfalls ...
Amazing street food along the ancient Tea Horse route in SiChuan province
Join Trevor James, the `Food Ranger`, on an epic culinary journey ... [videogallery type=playlist id=PL903FZ5cNRa3Zyg3cJ7QCBH53youCx0wn c=3 num=10]
The LeShan Giant Buddha 乐山大佛
In SiChuan province. The Giant Buddha, which is around 70 meters in height, was carved from the cliff face during the Tang dynasty (618 - 907). It took 90 years to complete. At 3,100 meters (10,170 feet), the nearby Mount EMei is the highest of the four sacred Buddhist mountains in China and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

GuangXi ?? & GuiZhou ?? : GuiLin, YangShuo, HuangGuoShu videos

ZheJiang ?? : HangZhou, NingBo, WuZhen videos

The beauty of HangZhou 杭州 …
Hángzhōu lies in ZheJiang province
HangZhou 杭州 food tour
A trip to scenic XiTang 西塘, ZheJiang province
XīTang is a picturesque, ancient water-town in JiaShan County, ZheJiang province; within the flat-lands of the YangTse River delta. Its history dates back to at least the Spring and Autumn Period when it was located at the border of the ancient states of Yue and Wu. XiTang is crisscrossed by nine rivers and many canals, linked by a multitude of distinct stone bridges. In the older parts of town, the buildings are set along the banks of the canals, which serve as the main transportation thoroughfares. The town has maintained a tranquil ambiance and scenic beauty, making it a popular tourist attraction and has been frequently depicted in traditional Chinese landscape painting. In XiTang, there are well-preserved groups of buildings from the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) and the Qing dynasty (1644-1911). XiTang also contains numerous antique residences and temples, such as the Temple of the Seven Masters and a 1,200 meter canal-side, tiled-roof long-corridor. Other places of interest include : XiYuan Garden, with trees and plants, lakes and bridges, pavilions and fountains all harmoniously integrated. Xue`s House, which is a typical wooden courtyard of the rich merchant from this region during the later Qing dynasty. WangXian Bridge, which was constructed during the Song dynasty, more than a thousand years ago. XiTang can be explored on a day-trip from Shanghai or HangZhou. From Shanghai, the journey takes around 1:45 hours by coach. Alternatively, one can first take a train or bus to JiaShan, from where there is a bus leaving for XiTang every 10 minutes, a distance of around ten kilometers. One might choose to stay overnight in XiTang or JiaShan to take in the evening or early morning ambiance.

JiangSu ?? : SuZhou, NanJing, ZhouZhuang videos

Beautiful SuZhou 苏州
JiangSu province, east China. Very beautiful films ... 苏州城市形象宣传片——美丽苏州 MV《绣美天堂》苏州锦绣天堂,美丽的天使们
NanJing 南京 pictorial
Capital of JiangSu province.
ChangZhou 常州, JiangSu province

ShaanXi ?? : Xi'An, Terracotta Warriors, HuaShan videos

HuaShan 华山 mountain from the air
HuàShān is located near the city of HuaYin in ShaanXi province, about 120 kilometres (75 miles) east of Xi`An. It is one of the Five Great Mountains of China, and has a long history of religious significance. The highest peak is 2,155 metres (7,070 feet).
A day in Xi’An 西安, ShaanXi province
Including the Terracotta Warriors ...
A journey through China 中国 – feature length
BeiJing, Xi`An and ShangHai. A feature-length film ...

ShanXi ?? : PingYao, YunGang Grottoes, WuTaiShan mountain videos

The ancient city of PingYao 平遥 in Ultra HD (4K)
PingYao (平遥) is a county in ShanXi province, central China. PingYao is located approximately 700 kilometres (400 miles) southwest of Beijing and 80 kilometres (50 miles) from the provincial capital TaiYuan. PingYao is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a traditional Han Chinese city, founded in the 14th century. This ancient city, which is renowned for its well-preserved city walls and outlying temples, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The YunGang Grottos 云冈石窟
The caves, full of beautiful Buddhist art, are located near DaTong in ShanXi province, north east China (west from Beijing), and date from the 5th century. Buddhism came to this area via the northern Silk Road that linked Xi`An with Kashgar
TaiYuan night walk, capital of ShanXi province

HaiNan ?? : SanYa, HaiKou videos

‘Our first month in HaiNan 海南 (paradise)’ …
Studying in HaiKou 海口, the capital of the island province.
Beautiful SanYa 三亚, HaiNan 海南 island
Bonus film - `DIY Wedding Photos`, in LiJiang 丽江, a micro movie 浪漫的旅拍婚紗影像 ...
Fun trip to HaiNan 海南 and YunNan 云南 provinces
University exchange to SanYa University 三亚 大学 (SānYà DàXué), HaiNan, plus a trip to south YunNan ...

HeBei ?? & ShanDong ?? : QingDao, ShanHaiGuan, TaiShan videos

Mount Tai 泰山 in ShanDong province
Mount Tai is one of China`s Five Sacred Mountains and has been a place of worship for at least 3,000 years. Mount Tai (or TaiShan, though there is a city called TaiShan in GuangDong - a different place) is a mountain of both historical and cultural significance which is located north of the city of Tai`An in ShanDong province. The tallest peak is the Jade Emperor Peak which reaches a height of 1,533 meters (just over 5,000 ft). In total, there are 22 temples, 100 ruins, 820 stone tablets, and over 1,000 cliff-face and rock inscriptions, including the Wordless Stela that stands in front of the Jade Emperor Temple. Legend tells that the emperor who commissioned the stela was dissatisfied with the planned inscription and decided to leave it blank. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Scenic QingDao
With Walk East ...
FuShan 福山, ShanDong province in time-lapse
Near the city of YanTai.

GanSu ?? and NingXia ?? : JiaYuGuan, DunHuang, YinChuan videos

Lavender Manor, NingXia
The MaiJiShan Grottoes 麦积山石窟, TianShui, GanSu province
The MaiJiShan Grottoes are filled with thousands of Buddhist sculptures. These were carved from the Wei dynasty to the Song dynasty by Buddhist monks who first came here via the North Silk Road. The grottoes are close to TianShui, which is the second largest city in GanSu province in central China, with a population of approximately 3.5 milion. The city lies along the route of the ancient Northern Silk Road by the Wei River, through which much of the trade flowed between China and the West. The Qin state, the founding dynasty of China, arose in this part of China.
MoGao Grottoes and DunHuang night market tour
GanSu`s UNESCO World Heritage Site ...


HuNan 湖南 and HuBei 湖北 : WuLingYuan, ZhangJiaJie, FengHuang videos

WuDangShan 武当山 Mountain – home of Taoism, birth place of TaiChi
HuBei province. With ShangGuan JieWen 上官杰文 ...
Awesome ZhangJiaJie 张家界
ZhangJiaJie is one part of WuLingYuan National Forest Park in HuNan province, south China, and is a wonderland of strange peaks, stunning valleys, ancient trees, caves and waterfalls. There are over 500 scenic spots in this area of outstanding natural beauty; it is a UNESCO World Heritage site. In all, it covers around 700 square kilometers (270 square miles).
A visual guide to ChangSha 長沙
Capital of HuNan province.


AnHui 安徽 : HuangShan, HongCun videos

Beautiful scenes at HuangShan 黄山
The Yellow Mountain in AnHui province ...
A trip to the sacred HuangShan Mountain 黃山, AnHui province
HuangShan is well known for its beautiful scenery, sunsets and sunrises, unusually shaped granite peaks, ancient pine trees, hot springs, winter snow, and views of the clouds from above. Some of the peaks rise more than 1,800 meters (6,000 feet). HuangShan is a frequent subject in traditional Chinese paintings and literature. HuangShan is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of China`s most popular tourist destinations. The HuangShan area is also noted for Chinese teas of high quality. In the first film, a group of photographers spend a week on the Yellow Mountain and show that patience and dedication pays off ...
The beauty of HuangShan (Yellow Mountain)
AnHui province.

JiangXi ?? and FuJian ?? : XiaMen, WuYiShan, JingDeZhen videos

XiaMen, FuJian province, Urumqi, XinJiang province, and DunHuang, GanSu province
A few of the great China videos by Stick2r ...
The coastal city of XiaMen 厦门 and the Hakka community round houses – FuJian province
South east China. XiaMen was one of the first four `special economic zones` when China began economic liberalization in the early 1980s (just 30 years ago). The traditional round houses of the Hakka ethnic minority, called TuLou (土楼), provided a measure of security and were like a small village inside.
Scenes of ancient China – HongCun 宏村
Filmed in July 2013. With Sticker Travel. First film shows the village of HongCun in AnHui province. Scenes from the film `Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon` were filmed in HongCun, which is close to the south slope of Mount HuangShan and a UNESCO World Heritage site. The second film shows some places from WuYuan County, JiangXi province, including LiKeng village. Many of the well-preserved structures here date back to the Tang Dynasty, around 700 AD.


HeNan 河南 : ShaoLin Temple, LongMen Grottoes, ZhengZhou videos

ZhengZhou 郑州, HeNan province
One of the `Eight Great Ancient Capitals` of China. Great music in this beautiful film ...
Aerial view of the beautiful LaoJunShan Mountain 老君山
Near LuoYang, provincial capital of HeNan, central China. There is a LaoZi Cultural Park near the foot of the mountain and a cable car is available to reach the top. The ancient sage LaoZi (in modern PinYin though one will still also see Lao-Tse or Lao-Tzu) who started Daoism (Taoism) and authored the Dao De Jing (Tao Te Ching), is said to have gained inspiration here around 550 BC. The Dao (道) which roughly translates as `the way`, in the sense of how things are, is a concept that existed in Chinese thought many centuries before LaoZi, but it was LaoZi who developed the concept considerably. Wu Wei (無爲), literally `non-action` or `not acting`, is a central concept of the DaoDeJing. The concept of wu wei is multi-faceted, and reflected in the words` multiple meanings, even in English translation; it can mean `not doing anything`, `not forcing`, `not acting` in the theatrical sense, `creating nothingness`, `acting spontaneously`, and `flowing with the moment / `here and now``. It is a concept used to explain ZiRan (自然), or harmony with the Dao. LaoZi used the term broadly with simplicity and humility as key virtues, often in contrast to selfish action. On a political level, it means avoiding such circumstances as war, harsh laws and heavy taxes. The `ruler` can also refer to the `self`. There is an overlap here with the Buddha`s teachings that suffering stems from attachments and desires, ultimately to the notion of a separate self. In Chinese philosophy, Yin and Yang (陰陽 YīnYáng, `dark—light`) describes how opposite or contrary forces are actually complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world, and how they give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another. While duality is found in many belief systems, Yin and Yang are parts of a Oneness that is also equated with the Dao. Yin and yang can be thought of as complementary (rather than opposing) forces that interact to form a dynamic system in which the whole is greater than the assembled parts; it is a holistic view. Everything has both yin and yang aspects, though either of the two major aspects may manifest more strongly in a particular object, depending on the criterion of the observation. Yin and Yang is a balance between two seeming opposites with a portion of the opposite element in each. Some of LaoZi`s famous sayings include: `When goodness is lost, it is replaced by morality.` `Without Darkness, there can be no Light.` `The usefulness of a pot comes from its emptiness.` `The best people are like water, which benefits all things and does not compete with them. It stays in lowly places that others reject. This is why it is so similar to the Way.` `When people see some things as beautiful, other things become ugly. When people see some things as good, other things become bad.` `Try to change it and you will ruin it. Try to hold it and you will lose it.` `Those who know do not say. Those who say do not know.` `When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.` `Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.` `A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.` `Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.` `A journey of a thousand miles starts under one`s feet.` `The more that laws and regulations are given prominence, the more thieves there will be.` Alan Watts - `The Daoist Way` ...
HeNan 河南 – the heart of China
This great film explores some of China`s history and culture through the beautiful nature, traditions and ancient structures of HeNan province ...

West China : Tibet ??, QingHai ??, XinJiang ?? videos

Planning war with China – part 7
With The New Atlas ... US sanctions on Cambodia, for declining US interference ... Australian Puppets of American Empire - with Daniel Dumbrill and Robbie Barwick ... Bonus film - with The Grayzone ... Bonus film 2 - with The Moderate Rebels ... Bonus film 3 ... Bonus film 4 ... Bonus film 5 ...
Chaka Salt Lake, QingHai
With Walk East ... Bonus film - the Singing Sand Dunes of GanSu ...
QingHai Lake 青海湖 – a beautiful music video
QingHai province The group is called HAYA, together with singer DaiQing Tana, and the song is in both mandarin and mongolian. The song is based on a QingHai folk tune. Beautiful in every way ...

North China : LiaoNing ??, HeiLongJiang ???, JiLin ??, Inner Mongolia ??? videos

A trip to Inner Mongolia 内蒙古 province
A beautiful film - don`t miss it ...
Harbin 哈尔滨 winter trip
HeiLongJiang province in north east China. Lots to see and do ... life well below zero ...
Evening Walk in Dalian’s Oriental Water City
With Gecko Walks ...


China 中国 videos

The beautiful art of Chinese calligraphy
Hiking the Great Wall 长城 of China in the snow
A great film of the Great Wall north of Beijing, including `wild wall`, accompanied by great music (踏古 (Ta Gu) by Lin Hai, `Walking into Ancientry`, with Chinese lute (pipa)). We [mum, dad - videographer - and son and daughter, from Singapore] hiked 3 sections of the Great Wall in winter, without any guides after studying blogs and posts by fellow hikers. All these sections are different. From the unrestored GuBeiKou Great Wall where we were the only people around, to the wonderful JinShanLing, where the climb is steep and every direction gives you good photo opportunities, to the restored MuTianYu where we hiked in heavy snowfall. We stayed at local farmhouses on both nights, dined with the locals and hitched rides to nearby bath-houses. Temperature ranged from -5 deg C (day) to -12 deg C (night). Winter daybreak is at 7am and the sky becomes dark by 5pm so one has only 10 hours of daylight, so plan your travelling and hiking schedules carefully. This once-in-a-lifetime experience was captured on video and we would like to share it with you. The feelings just can`t be described - you need to experience it first hand. Take only memories, leave only footprints and kindness ... A wonderful animation combining traditional Chinese painting and dance - don`t miss it ! 踏古-林海 作曲:林海 视频作者:中国传媒大学动画学院
Backpacking trip through central China
Xi’An : • City Wall • Terracotta Army ZhangYe : • MaTi Si • Rainbow Mountains • DanXia Grand Canyon DunHuang : • Gobi Desert

Music and dance videos

Music of the guqin 古琴 (zither family)
The GuQin is a plucked, seven-string Chinese musical instrument. [videogallery id=UCltmf0pqjXyLtNsF2vek_wQ num=6]
Tang Dynasty music and dance show, Xi’An 西安
ShaanXi province.
Something different – Katie Melua (music)
Nine million bicycles in BeiJing, The closest thing to crazy, and many more ...
A Voice of China (3)
Our third and final post on the 4th series of the Voice of China - surprise edition ; ) Includes : Lin Yan (林燕) - `别来纠缠我` (Don`t Pester Me) Zhang Xin (张新) - `Fallin`` 21:14 Zhu Ke (朱克) - `离不开你` (Can`t Leave You) 24:08 SaYa Chang (张惠春) - `怎么说我不爱你` (How Can You Say I Don`t Love You) 27:31 Li ZhiXian (李致贤) & Chyi Chin (齐秦) - `火柴天堂` (Matchstick Heaven) and more ... Much more music : click here !
Breakaway – by the Double Angels; music video
From the TV new music talent show Sing!China. 【纯享版】打包安琪 《尼古拉斯狂想曲》好声音20180907第八期 Sing!China官方HD Then that double happiness - that sublime mix of yin and yang - became one * ... * Internet hate led to the other withdrawing from the show. So sad. But she`s young. The takeaway - don`t ever let that be you. No matter how meek one tries to be, hate is always there. So realise that it is really nothing, just air; not even a breeze. One life; one chance to be you. Valiant effort by the remaining girl to maintain an experimental vibe. Kudos.
Angela Chang – A Diao 阿刁 – music
 

Food videos

Autumn pomelos
A citrus fruit native to east asia that is related to the grapefruit. With DianXi XiaoGe ... Bonus film - the versatile Chinese onion ...
Fermented soybeans (GuiZhou style) 貴州傳統風味
Traditional potato feast
With DianXi XiaoGe ...

Movie videos

This is TaiYuan 太原 …
TàiYuán is the provincial capital of ShanXi. Plus - a charming micro movie ...
Coming together – the Chinese New Year 中国新年 2017
Also known as the Spring Festival, the Chinese New Year starts on Saturday 28th January this year and on the mainland lasts one week. This year, based on a lunar calendar, will be the Year of the Rooster. Preparations will already be under way and include a spring clean and adding festive decorations. New Year`s Eve and New Year`s Day are a time for family reunions, and for many this means travelling home from the city to the countryside. Chinese New Year is celebrated in many countries and China-towns around the World. GōngXǐ FāCái 恭喜发财 ! The first film, `Coming Together`, is from Malaysia - enjoy ... The Spring Festival is about a new year, a new beginning. A time of renewal, and hope and a fresh start, a time of good-will. For example, fireworks, apart from being a joy to all, are to scare away bad spirits. One can see this symbolize the breaking of old habits of thought – a spring clean of the mind. A new year is a new chance for a better life – if you will take it. Keep your eyes open, heart abundant, and strive for a better world. Help others on their journey whenever you can and always share a smile. It may help another, but it will certainly be good for you. As the second film says, it is love that brings us closer to happiness. Above all, the Spring Festival is a time for family. Next 4 films : 1: `Going Home` ... 2: A touching song about life and friendship (forget the sub-titles, just watch the video). `Beautiful Snow County is my Home` ... 3: `Family Portrait` (from Malaysia) - a wry look at family life in the digital age ... 4: `Don`t be tied to the past, but don`t tear it up` ... Two 2017 CNY songs from the M Girls (Malaysia). They have released a CNY album every year since 2001 ... 2011 flash-back - CNY fireworks in BeiJing ... Lion Dance in Malaysia (2017) ...
XiaoCang 小仓 Village, FuJian – beautiful music video
Featuring the She 畲 people, one of the 56 ethnic groups in China and the largest minority in FuJian province.

Documentary videos

Preserving cultural traditions and identity while embracing the new …
A look at traditional Chinese arts in modern day ShenZhen and BeiJing.
Martin Jacques on the 100th anniversary of the Communist Party of China (CPC)
Something different – Space : the great silence
Billions of life-viable planets; yet an eerie silence. Are we really alone in the universe ? Do civilizations always quickly self-destruct as (war) technology advances faster than (political) intelligence ? With Lemmino ... With Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell ...

Chinese language videos

The Chinese Language
A brief introduction to the Chinese Language Writing Chinese script developed from pictograms. Early pictograms were in use about 3,500 years ago. Originally these were something like the pictograms we are familiar with from the ancient Egyptians. Over the years these gradually changed from depictional to be increasingly abstract although in some cases the similarity of original pictogram and modern character can still be seen. Many characters are composed of two or more simpler characters. Some words are composed of two or more characters. The meaning of such words of more than one character may be based on the combined meanings or the combined sounds. To be reasonably proficient one would need to know about 2,000 characters although there are many many more. On the mainland of China, the characters exist in a `simplified` form, though perhaps do not look so to the western eye! The order that the strokes of a character are written is important. One starts at the top and then left to right as one works one`s way down. When writing with speed, cursive styles are possible. Historically, this behaviour will have contributed to the evolution of characters. Cursive styles are also sometimes used in Chinese calligraphy, which is an important art-form in Chinese culture. What we call Chinese script is not the only script still used, but is the official common language (along with Mandarin for spoken Chinese). There are also Tibetan, Manchurian and Mongolian scripts. The Tibetan script, because of geographic location, resembles Indian and Arabic scripts. Pin-Yin, an alphabet-based phonetic rendition of spoken Chinese is learned by young schoolchildren as an aid to pronunciation, just as it is for the foreigner learning Chinese. Pin-Yin enables non Chinese speakers to get a rough idea of the sound of Chinese and also allows words to be more easily recognised and remembered by westerners. Hence, place names are usually marked in Pin-Yin as well as traditional Chinese script. Note that older Chinese people cannot read Pin-Yin. Spoken Chinese The official spoken language of China is called Mandarin and is based on the dialect native to Beijing. Mandarin is a tonal language with four tones: flat, rising, falling and falling then rising. Ideally, Pin-Yin would be written with accents to indicate the tones but seldom is. For example, the sound `ba` means `eight` if said with a flat tone but `father` if spoken with a rising tone.
Mandarin and other Chinese languages
Chinese language : ‘Thank you’ and ‘you’re welcome’
Continuing our visitors` Chinese language guide ...

Art, architecture and crafts videos

The YunGang Grottos 云冈石窟
The caves, full of beautiful Buddhist art, are located near DaTong in ShanXi province, north east China (west from Beijing), and date from the 5th century. Buddhism came to this area via the northern Silk Road that linked Xi`An with Kashgar
Springtime peach blossoms …
A beautiful film by LiZiQi ...
HongCun 宏村 Village, AnHui province
Step back in time in the ancient village of HongCun, 宏村. HongCun is located near the south west slope of Mount HuangShan. The architecture and carvings of the approximately 150 residences dating back from the Ming and Qing dynasties are said to be among the best in China. One of the largest residences open to visitors, ChenZhi Hall, also contains a small museum. Together with XiDi, the village is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Some scenes from the movie `Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon` were filmed on location in HongCun.

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