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The Meaning of Happy Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year is also known as the Spring Festival since the spring season in the Chinese calendar starts with lichun, the first solar term in a Chinese calendar year. The Chinese calendar divides a year into 24 solar terms, and while lichun usually lasts from Feb. 4...
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Journey to the West Abridged: Part 15

On the Coiled Snake Mountain the Gods Give Secret Help, In the Eagle's Sorrow Gorge the Thought-Horse Is Reined in Sanzang and Money reach Eagle's Sorrow Gorge in the Coiled Snake Mountain. As master and disciple watch they hear a noise in the gorge as a dragon emerges from the waves,...
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Must Have Watches For 2019

The colors of time are featured at the latest Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie. CEOs from 35 exhibitors, business celebrities, retailers, and collectors attended the opening ceremony on Jan. 13 at the Palexpo Geneva Congress Center in Geneva, Switzerland. More than 500 guests enjoyed sparkling bubbles, fine food, and networking...
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Scientists discover Snowball the cockatoo has 14 distinct dance moves

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMjr8MsB1qo A sulphur-crested cockatoo named Snowball garnered YouTube fame and headlines a decade ago for his uncanny ability to dance to the beat of the Backstreet Boys. Now, researchers reporting in Current Biology are back with evidence that Snowball is not limited in his dance moves. Despite a lack of...
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The Art Hidden from Nazi bombs

By Holly Williams “Hide them in caves and cellars, but not one picture shall leave this island.” So declared Winston Churchill in 1940, determined that the National Gallery’s collection should be saved from Nazi attacks – but also that the masterpieces should remain on home turf. Or should that be under...
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Journey to the West Abridged: Part 16

The Monks of the Guanyin Monastery Plot to Take the Treasure, The Monster of the Black Wind Mountain Steals the Cassock Sanzang and disciples stay overnight at the Chan Monastery of Guanyin. The abbot of the monastery offer them tea and food. Everything is beautifully arranged in exquisite porcelain. When Sanzang...
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Ecuadorian Govt Escapes Quito as Thousands March to Protest Fuel Prices

Ecuador’s president, Lenín Moreno has moved his government from Quito to Guayaquil to escape escalating violent protests over the end of fuel subsidies. Protesters armed with sticks, stones and petrol bombs have been taking to the streets, ransacking and vandalising public buildings, burning military vehicles and clashing head on with...
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My Chinese Students Don’t Want You to Talk About Hong Kong....

Chinese international students are studying for years in the United States without adopting democratic values. That's our failure, not theirs. Over the past few weeks, I’ve written several columns supporting protesters in Hong Kong. And each time, my in-box fills up with angry messages from Chinese students in the United...
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Harge Uddar, a Nature Reserve at the Northen tip of Lake...

Harge Uddar is a collection of headlands in the southern part of Örebro county, in the municipality of Askersund, Sweden. The nature reserve lies in magnificent countryside on the edge of Lake Vättern. It consists of many small headlands that are completely exposed to the winds and waves of...
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A Taste of French Cuisine in San Francisco

France, much like China, has different schools of cuisine in different regions. For France, Paris is the Mecca of all culinary art. All chefs have to be in Paris at least once in their lifetime to receive the most rigorous training known to the world, and to taste the...
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A Conversation: Roger Scruton and Terry Eagleton

Sir Roger Scruton is a writer and philosopher who has published more than forty books in philosophy, aesthetics and politics. He is a fellow of the British Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He teaches in both England and America and is a Senior Fellow...
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Liberal Democracy and the Open Society

Sir Roger Scruton is a writer and philosopher who has published more than forty books in philosophy, aesthetics and politics. He is a fellow of the British Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He teaches in both England and America and is a Senior Fellow...
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Diamonds of Eternal Value

Diamonds, an energy of the universe, stand for purity and eternity. When marveling at the window display of various diamond jewelry, few will think about the genuine origin of each diamond.  Scattered around different parts of the world, diamonds buried underground lure diggers to dig deep for them to finally...
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In Simi Valley, There is Something for Everyone

The Simi Valley is a good place for traveler,naturist,history buff, art enthusiast,golf lover.Image Credit: Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce Located in between the Santa Susana Mountains and the Simi Hills of California, Simi Valley is a city that roughly 127,000 people call home. Yet in Simi Valley, everyone,...
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My Chinese Students Don’t Want You to Talk About Hong Kong....

Chinese international students are studying for years in the United States without adopting democratic values. That's our failure, not theirs. Over the past few weeks, I’ve written several columns supporting protesters in Hong Kong. And each time, my in-box fills up with angry messages from Chinese students in the United...
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A Taste of French Cuisine in San Francisco

France, much like China, has different schools of cuisine in different regions. For France, Paris is the Mecca of all culinary art. All chefs have to be in Paris at least once in their lifetime to receive the most rigorous training known to the world, and to taste the...
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