Laowai Style! :)

Laowai Style! Foreigner in Beijing’s Gangnam Style Parody! by 

Watch in youtube:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Dp5X5WOf2Q                

 

Chinese Singles Day-what happened on Chinese internet yesterday?

It was Chinese Singles Day yesterday! 光棍节(single stick festival) is on 11th November. With 4 “1”s , it looks like 4 sticks! 🙂

光棍, single stick,  means people that are not in a romantic relationship in Chinese.

光棍节 is a new festival in China created by young people. It has become a trend that on the day single people shop for themselves and each other in the last two years. In the first 13 hours of selling on Sunday, the 50,000-plus merchants on Alibaba’s consumer-oriented Tmall.com took in 10 billion yuan ($1.6 billion).

Click here to read more about what happened yesterday on Chinese websites:  

The Guardian

The Sun

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Economist magazine bets professor over China’s future

By Laurence Knight Business reporter, BBC News

Lines of gambling chips at a Macao casino Earlier this year, two economists made a friendly wager.

One of them, the blogger Prof Michael Pettis of the Beijing Business School, had earned kudos as one of the first to predict the sharp slowdown in China’s economy seen over the last year.

The other was the Economist. The magazine, that is.

Their bet – for a bottle of booze – was over whether China’s economy was about to run out of puff.

Read full article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19897695

Children Workshop: The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China is the longest structure in the world made by human and is  included in the Seven Wonders of the Medieval World. Do you know when and how it was built? Why did the Chinese build it? And what do they use it for today? If you want to see it, where do you need to go??

Monthly Chinese themed activities for children in Hove Library run by a group of friendly and experienced Chinese teachers. The activities are designed to improve children’s study abilities while Chinese language, arts and traditional virtues are embedded.

Theme: The Great Wall of China

Venue: Hove Library

Date: Saturday 10th November

Time: 10-11am

Contents: 1) History and facts about the Great Wall of China. 2) Stories about the Great Wall. 3) Travelling to see the Great Wall. 4) Useful Chinese words relevant to the Great Wall

Ability/skill improved: Understanding how people used to live in ancient China.

Cost: £12 per child, £10 each for siblings. Fees include materials.

Suitable for children aged 4-10. For booking, email your child’s name and age to mail@educatioinchina.co.uk Drop-in possible if class not full.

For more details of other sessions, please visit our website: http://www.educationchina.co.uk/Chinese_for_kids.html

Note: Parents of children under 7 can stay with their children if they wish to. Parents of children under 5 are advised to company their children in the class.