Do Chinese Celebrate Christmas?

Do Chinese Celebrate Christmas?

For many of us, Christmas is the most special holiday of the year. And for good reason because it’s full of lots of wonderful things like family, roast potatoes, mince pies and presents. So it’s odd to remember that for a lot of countries it’s just a normal day where...
Colours in Chinese Culture

Colours in Chinese Culture

Colour in Chinese culture has a rich history. Western countries have lots of colour associations such as red for love and green for nature. China has even more associations and even have an in-depth colour theory that has influenced their use of colour for over a...
Chinese Speaking Celebrities

Chinese Speaking Celebrities

Chinese Speaking Celebrities If you’re asked to name 3 Chinese speaking celebrities, I bet I can guess who you’d go for. Jackie Chan, Jet Li and Lucy Liu, right? One thing that can make Chinese feel so alien is how little we hear it in media. The Chinese celebrities...
Chinese New Year Traditions

Chinese New Year Traditions

Chinese New Year traditions explained There is sometimes confusion for non-Chinese people about what and when Chinese New Year is. This Friday 16th February is the first day of China’s lunar calendar, so New Year’s Day. A later blogpost will deal with...
3 gifts not to give Chinese colleagues

3 gifts not to give Chinese colleagues

Many people working with China have come to me quite anxious about giving gifts to Chinese colleagues and friends. The real question is, does it really matter what you give? Well the short answer is yeah, it matters. Of course, as in many cultures, most gifts will be...