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The Importance of Gold in Chinese Culture
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The Importance of Gold in Chinese Culture

All of us are well aware of the fact, that different parts of the world possess different kinds of cultures and each one is different from the other. Gold is a metal that has great significance in several cultures of the world. The Chinese are one of the oldest civilisations […]

Italian Shoes Made in China
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Italian Shoes Made in China

Most of us do not associate “Made in China” with luxury or designer brands but more and more of those fancy Italian shoes you like so much are actually made in China. You just may not find a tag inside the shoe saying so. Especially in the current economic market, […]

Why is the Number 13 Lucky to the Chinese?
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Why is the Number 13 Lucky to the Chinese?

The number 13 is considered unlucky for many in the West. Not so for Chinese! Just like Westerners, Chinese do share a love of lucky numbers and other superstitious beliefs, although in quite a different manner. It is part of the Chinese culture. You’ll be surprised to see how they […]

Brides: Picking Your Fine China
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Brides: Picking Your Fine China

I spent a good part of my life working in ceramics; the major part working with fine china and crystal. A friend of mine suggested that I write an article to help brides choose their china. It’s funny, but I seldom write about ceramics anymore. I wrote a couple of […]