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Naturally, Xiangsheng (comic dialogue) performers traditionally have trained skills including telling, imitation, amusing and singing. Since Xiangsheng is an art of language, and the techniques of handling language and voice are quite important. Therefore, the four basic skills seem essential to Xiangsheng performers.
Telling refers to the handling of jokes, twisters, two-part allegorical sayings and so […]

雷锋Lei Feng
March 5 every year marks the day of learning from Lei Feng, a popular hero in China. In 1962 when Lei Feng was 22, he died after being hit on the head by a wooden column accidentally knocked over by another soldier . However his spirit of always helping others has made him immortal.
In […]

麻将 (ma jiang). Mahjong is more than a game in Hong Kong, it is an obsession. Most families have a set of tiles in the house, and I have never met a Hong Konger who does not admit to playing, if only on holidays. So, five weeks ago, when my friend Tracie suggested we enroll […]

元宵节 Yuanxiao jie. The Lantern Festival, marking the end of the Chinese New Year celebrations, falls on the 15th day of the 1st lunar month, usually in February or March in the Gregorian calendar (February 23 this year). As early as the Western Han Dynasty, it had become a festival with great significance.  
There are many […]

THE annual Spring Festival gala by China Central Television(CCTV)春节联欢晚会(chunjie lianhuan wanhui )is an important tradition today for Chinese New Year celebration.
Harmony and reunion, two perennial themes of the CCTV Spring Festival Gala take a new turn as China enters the Year of the Rat in 2008. Usually the domain of laughter and songs, this new […]

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