Chinese Culture

Why Chinese Cooking Became So Popular In The West

Maria Chong | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Chong

Even though attitudes had begun to change, the West still had a stereotypical view of Chinese food with many just assuming it was all sweet and sour. It took time and alteration of traditional dishes for it to truly pick up traction

China Needs Good Monkey Business

Mark Oaten | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK
Mark Oaten

One way or another, as China immerses itself in its New Year celebrations, the Year of the Monkey will be a critical one for business. We'll have to wait and see what lies in store.

China - A Huge Opportunity For UK Universities

Stephen Fear | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK
Stephen Fear

In a global economy, closer ties with other nations are essential. UK Universities have an unrivalled opportunity to become central to that opportunity by creating ever more relevant courses.

Chinese New Year in London

David Feng | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK
David Feng

They're selling chocolate bunnies for Easter (already!), but they might also be interested to note that the bunny is also a part of Mid-Autumn Festival in China, as is the full moon and the goddess Chang'e.

Chinese Broccoli With Garlic, Chili and Ginger Sauce, and Tong Yuan

Krissy O'Shea | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Krissy O'Shea

Typically on the table at this time of year would be dumplings for luck, a rich roast Peking Duck, the clean flavor of steamed whole Sea Bass with bright lemongrass notes, something sweet of course and the beautiful orange glow and sharp bite of mounds of clementines.

Chinese New Year - What Is It? Have We Been Misled?

Cohan Chew | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK
Cohan Chew

Chinese New Year is much more important to Chinese people than simply the start of a New Year. Indeed, CNY in China extends far beyond the street celebrations and stage performances that we are exposed to in the UK.

Where To Go And What To See In Chinese New Year Celebrations Around The UK

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Who doesn't love a celebration filled with fun, festivities and food? Not to mention dancing lions and dragons? Get ready to don your favourite red cl...

Why I'm Working to Become the Greatest Chinese Chef of All Time

Robbie Knox | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Robbie Knox

When the Huffington Post asked me, a 37-year-old married father of two, if I wanted to enter a cooking competition to win a trip to Hong Kong with a 25-year-old girl I'd never met, it was a real no-brainer. I'm confident that in no way would my wife go ballistic if I jogged off to the other side of the world leaving her with two pre-school kids to look after, so I signed up on the spot.

Planet Appetite: The Yunnan Cookbook - Recipes from China's Land of Ethnic Diversity

Rupert Parker | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

I first visited China over 30 years ago when it was just opening up to Westerners. Rather than do the whole country by train, as most travellers seemed to do, I decided to explore the West, specifically Sichuan and Yunnan.

Life In The Arts Lane - Week 96 - The Smell of Art

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

Back in the Ming exhibition I rise from the floor and continue my tour. This exhibition has been a huge success - friends from America have flown over more or less just to see it.

China Searches 10,000 Pigeon Anuses For Bombs

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Tech

That's right. China has been carefully and rigorously checking the anuses of 10,000 pigeons ahead of a mass-release in celebration of China's National...

China in Your Hands

Will Broome | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK
Will Broome

Everybody knows that China represents a huge opportunity from a business perspective and the events industry is no exception. In a rapidly expanding economy, product launches, corporate hospitality, conferences, presentations, publicity stunts and so on, all play their (increasingly significant) part in the up-surge of high profile and lucrative 'live' activity.

Four Indispensable Items for Travel in China

Jane Mountain | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Mountain

Travelling in China can be a bumpy road. There have been days when Stephen and I just look at each other in astonishment: this is what cycle touring is all about!

Tall Girl in China

Jane Mountain | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Mountain

In China, we are Foreign Tourists, with a capital FT. There is no way to disguise it, to pretend we belong here, to go unnoticed in a crowd. Still, we are surprised by how rare the sight of a non-Asian tourist is on the streets of Beijing. So much so, that after a few days, we start to do as the Chinese do, and gape openly at any white people we see.

Woah There, Can You Be That Fussy?

Chanel de Yong | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Chanel de Yong

MY GOD, and I thought I was fussy? Are you that person who asks for extra ketchup or more garlic butter for your pizza at PIZZA EXPRESS, or do you want your dressing on the side?

Chinese Bachelors Seek Budget Brides: Should We Be Doing The Same?

Philip Ellis | Posted 04.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Ellis

So, have the Chinese found the highly sought-after recipe for a perfect marriage? Such a cheat sheet is probably non-existent, but the budget spouse does raise some interesting questions about modern partnerships.

The Question Is Not if Hong Kong Is a Racist City - the Question Is Why the City of Hong Kong Still Accepts Racism Openly?

Navjot Singh | Posted 25.02.2013 | UK
Navjot Singh

In China people often ask me whether I am white or yellow (somehow they cannot tell), and I get called all sorts of things under the sun (Mexican, Malaysian, Arabic, Italian, name it)...everything except being called British!

Jessica Elgot

Delight In China As Mo Yan Wins Nobel Prize.. | Jessica Elgot | Posted 11.10.2012 | Home

Mo Yan was congratulated for his Nobel Literature Prize win by prominent authors in his home country - but some on social networking sites criticised ...

Going for a Chinese in Venice

Rollo Ross | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK Entertainment
Rollo Ross

Every year in Venice, the Chinese invade the film festival with their massive army of delegates to launch a movie they hope might permeate through to make it big in the West. It's always a massive gamble, and often they don't succeed. But this year, with Tai Chi 0 I think they're finally onto a winner

Why Did This Man Deliberately Smash A £10,000 Bottle Of Wine?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 30.08.2012 | UK

A Chinese wine connoisseur has brought a new meaning to getting smashed - by throwing a £10,000 bottle of French wine on the floor at a high-end wine...

A Graduate in China - Confusing Prejudice with Curiosity

Sam Bence | Posted 17.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Bence

From the back I could quite easily be taken as Chinese. I have dark hair and a medium build, but some of my peers, whom are particularly tall or who have blond hair, are seen as celebrities. In tourist spots we are asked to have pictures taken with young children or families who will remain complete strangers.

Two Men Charged With £18 Million Heist From Cambridge Fitzwilliam Museum

Posted 04.05.2012 | UK

Two men have been charged over the theft of a hoard of Chinese art from a Cambridge museum. The 18 jade items from the Ming and Qing dynasties were...