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Married at 16. Are These Teens Too Young For Love and Marriage?

The bride, a 16 year old, named Xiaowu, told local newspaper that they only held a celebration, and intend to register their marriage once they come of age. These were her words: We have known each other for more than a year; marriage was inevitable, so we decided to have our wedding feast. Parents of [...]

Ice Cream. Toilet Paper. Football. 10 Things In Use Today that the Ancient Chinese Invented

Later today, Arsenal FC of England will take on Barcelona FC of Spain in a game of football. But did you know that the ancient Chinese were the first to play the game? They called it Cuju, and some of its rules have remained to this day. But that is just one, take a look [...]

2016 is the Chinese Year Of the MONKEY. But Why Are They Named For Animals? (2)

In the second part of the series, we take a look at each of the animal on the Chinese Zodiac, what it represents in Chinese mythology, and the years that correspond to each of these animals. 1. Year of the Rat   2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960, 1948 The rat is seen as a clever [...]

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2016 is the Chinese Year Of the MONKEY. But Why Are They Named For Animals?

One of the more popular news today is the Chinese New Year, for which 2016 was named after the monkey, while 2015 like it, was named after the sheep. But you may wonder, what is with the naming of years for animals, what do they mean exactly? The Chinese New Year is the point in [...]