Singles Day 11/11

Singles Day 11/11

How China’s anti-valentine’s became the world’s biggest shopping day Not only does China celebrate Valentine’s three times a year , but the country also has an anti-valentine’s celebration, known as Singles Day (光棍节), and it’s become the world’s biggest shopping day. While Chinese society continues to exhort traditional family values , there remains enormous pressure on young people, especially women, to marry, settle down and start families before they […]

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Celebrating Halloween in China

Celebrating Halloween in China

Halloween is among a handful of western festivals which are celebrated in China. Although the manner in which these festivals are celebrated may not be particularly traditional, the enthusiasm with which they are celebrated can not be questioned. Across Europe and North America, Halloween is widely celebrated by children, families, teens, young adults and local communities through ‘trick or treating’, fancy dress and Halloween parties. […]

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China 70th Anniversary Celebrations

China 70th Anniversary Celebrations

Drones, pigeons, fireworks, alcohol and soap operas restricted ahead of Anniversary Celebrations On October 1, China will hold anniversary celebrations to mark 70 years since the founding of the People’s Republic of China. There will be a massive military parade through the centre of Beijing, and a speech by the Communist Party’s leader, President Xi Jinping.  To ensure the anniversary celebrations in China run smoothly, […]

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Peppa the Pig in China

Peppa the Pig in China

Peppa the Pig – Lovably Swine, Gangster Thug or Hollywood Superstar? Award winning cartoon ‘Peppa the Pig’ is one of the most popular children’s television programmes in the world, with fans in 180 territories and the show available in more than 20 different languages . However, despite Peppa the Pig’s global appeal, this loveable swine’s relationship with China has been a complicated affair littered with ups and downs. […]

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Learn all about China with Domino Chinese

Learn all about China with Domino Chinese

If you wishing to enrich your language learning with greater insights to the people, lifestyles and culture of modern-day China, then be sure to enjoy this selection of videos about China, brought to you by Felix, Ann and the Domino Chinese team. This playlist includes videos on Chinese cuisine, culture, beliefs, dialects, dating, entertainment, food, football, nightlife, sports, shopping and love! Felix and the team are […]

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International Women’s Day China

International Women’s Day China

International Women’s Day provides communities with an opportunity to reflect on the progress of gender equality and equal opportunities. In China, where unparalleled economic growth has transformed the country from an agrarian society  to a economy challenging the US for dominance of the global high-tech economy, much progress is still needed. The lives of China’s one billion population have been propelled into a consumer-driven, technology-laden 21st Century lifestyles. However, […]

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How are foreigners welcomed in China?

How are foreigners welcomed in China?

Living in China is an incredible, enriching experience but it can also be very daunting at first. A foreign language, exotic food, and unfamiliar customs can create a sense of trepidation for foreigners in China. Another concern for expats comes from wondering how they will be welcomed by the local community. Are foreigners embraced, revered, loathed or abhorred? To answer these questions, Felix and his […]

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Chinese New Year | Spring Festival

Chinese New Year | Spring Festival

The Chinese New Year, which in China is more commonly referred to as the Spring Festival (春节), is the world’s biggest festival. It is celebrated by a quarter of the global population. With over 2 billion people observing the Chinese New Year festivities, the scale of this holiday makes for some fascinating facts and figures. World’s Largest Annual Human Migration During the Spring Festival, most employees have […]

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China’s Unparalleled Economic Development

China’s Unparalleled Economic Development

China’s development and economic growth over the past four decades has been nothing short of phenomenal. Over 800 million people have been lifted out of poverty. China’s GDP has increased 82 times to $12.24 trillion , and the country is predicted to overtake the US as the world’s top economy soon. The Cultural Revolution China’s development is all the more remarkable when one recalls the chaos and economic turmoil […]

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Domino Chinese have a new Blog

Domino Chinese have a new Blog

As part of our continued efforts to develop the Domino Chinese learning platform, we are pleased to announce that Domino Chinese will be launching a new blog in the coming weeks. The blog will have news, information and insights on China, Chinese culture and learning Chinese. We’ll be posting two articles each month on the blog. The articles on the new blog will cover everything […]

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