Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Oxford Press Readies Largest Single Volume Chinese-English Dictionary

Five years, 60 Editors and Translators, 300,000 words, 370,000 translations, it all adds up to the largest single volume English-Chinese Dictionary ever put together, due to be published 09 September by Oxford University Press

Rest here China Real Time Report---Wall Street Journal

"One-Child" Generation in China Struggle to Care for Elderly Parents

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Ancient Tales Of Good Neighbors---Zhi Zhen

A Haven of Peace & Happiness

When living in society, we have to interact with other people. Traditional Chinese culture emphasizes virtue and ethics in balancing our interpersonal relationships, including relationships with our neighbors.

"Citizens who incline towards virtuousness and our compassionate towards their neighbors are great treasure to the country" ---Ancient Chinese Proverb

When one helps those in difficulty and cares for his neighbors, he is in adherence to the Tao way---Those who follow the Tao, will have good fortune.

On ancient China, people believed that treating others compassionately is one of society's basic principles and that those who do good deeds will receive good returns.

Stories about the kind and altruistic deeds of many famous noble people in China, have been passed down through the ages.

Related Posts: Poetry of Tao Yuan-Ming ---China the Beautiful

Four Gentleman in Plants ---Global Times Forum

Monday, August 16, 2010

China Mourns Zhouqu County Mudslide Victims

Chinese Authorities and Rescuers, marked the Natl Day of Mourning on Sunday, for the more than 1,200 residents who perished following massive mudslides in Gansu Province

China's National Flag flying at half staff to mourn more than 1,200 people who perished by massive downpours, resulting in mudslides in Zhouqu County
on the 08 August

At least 15 people perished in Sichuan Province which had been devastated by the catastrophic Wenchuan Earthquake in 2008

More here China Mourns Landslide Dead Via USA Today

Related: Heavy Rains and Mudslides continue to batter Gansu Province

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Chinese Character Tattoos---A Little Frightening

Chinese character body art--tattoos have become fashionably trendy but one may want to have them drawn correctly---this one is upside down.

Its unknown why Chinese characters tattoos are so popular?

Traditional Chinese Characters may be beautiful but for one not to have an appreciation for Chinese---this may be just a little frightening?

Original Post from Tianya in Chinese

H/T: China Hush

Related Post: Scripture Shu Fa, Chinese Calligraphy is very interesting

Friday, August 6, 2010

Happy Birthday Papa Chuang-Chuang

It may appear that this young lady is holding two Panda cubs but instead two puppies have been painted as Baby Panda's during the opening of a new pet park at Dahe Mincui Park, Zhengzhou, Henan Province.

Giant Panda at a reserve in Chengdu, Sichuan Province doing what it seems what Panda's like best---Eating

Does she realize that the dog was painted to look like a Baby Giant Panda during the opening of a pet park in Zhengzhou, Henan Province.

Today is the 10th Birthday of Pappa Chuang-Chuang---Happy Birthday

Giant Panda's symbolize Luck and Good Fortune and is considered a national treasure in China.

Two Giant Panda's born at Giant Panda Breeding Base Via CRIENGLISH

Related: Giant Panda's will go to Japan Via Peoples Daily Online

Disney Takes English To China

Disney English language business venture in China, has been a success as enrollment numbers soar, Disney plans to double the number of schools in Mainland China.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

China Authorities Arrest Shangdong Province Kindergarten Murderer

A Security Guard attempts to prevent a photograph from being taken at the Zibo City No.1 hospital, where victims of the latest school massacre were being taken.

Three kindergarten children were murdered, while three other children and four teachers were injured by a 26 year old man in a slashing attack at the Boshan District Experimental Kindergarten Shangdong Province.

(News reports are conflicting about the actual details of this latest rampage)

Related Post: China Attack Killed 3 Children and 1 Teacher--Jack

China Kindergarten Murders Prompt Govt Response--Christian Science Monitor

Child Murders in Shangdong, Restricted Subject for China Media-Epoch Times

H/T: My China My Home in Chinese