City of China——Motuo墨脱

Motuo is a county as well as a traditional region of the Linzhi Prefecture in the  southeast of Tibet Autonomous Region of People’s Republic of China,covering an area of 30,553 km2. In Tibetan language,it means “flower”.It further stretches across McMahon Line into neighboring Upper Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh. Motuo is located in the average altitude ranging from 1,000–3,500 metres (3,300–11,500 ft) above seas level. It covers 30,000 square kilometres (12,000 sq mi) stretching from south of Kongpoand Powo (Bomê) through the lower Yarlung Tsangpo River into Arunachal Pradesh, surrounded by high mountains: the tallest is Namcha Barwa at 7,782 metres (25,531 ft)). Motuo has lush vegetation and many species of wild animals. Unlike other parts of Tibet, it receives plenty of rain, and has diverse biomes: there are subalpine coniferous forests in the north and temperate coniferous forest in the south in the low-lying area Read More …

City of China——Shaoxing绍兴

Shaoxing has a rich and famed history of about 2,500 years. Numerous historical sites, a beautiful landscape and an exceptional lifestyle offer 200 attractions citywide. Most of the spots in Shaoxing provide a background to the literature or literary figures like Lu Xun Former Residence, the Shen Garden and the Orchid Pavilion. The well-preserved Former Residence of Lu Xun presents a full version of this Chinese literary giant’s daily life and the place where he worked on his literature. The 800 years old Shen Garden, originally a private garden, is well-known for its’ setting for the moving love story of Lu You while the Orchid Pavilion, an integration of mountain landscape and water town scenery, has been regarded as the Read More …

Cities of China——Xining(西宁)

Xining西宁 Xining is the capital of Qinghai province in western China and the largest city on the Tibetan Plateau. It has 2,208,708 inhabitants at the 2010 census among whom 1,198,304 live in the built-up area made of 4 urban districts. The city was a commercial hub along the Northern Silk Road’s Hexi Corridor for over 2000 years and a stronghold of the Han, Sui, Tang, and Song dynasties’ resistance against nomadic attacks from the west. Although along a part of Gansu province, Xining was added to Qinghai in 1928. Xining holds sites of religious significance to Muslims and Buddhists, including the Dongguan Mosque and Ta’er Monastery. In Xining, some restaurants serve varieties of ‘plateau flavor’, such as Feng’er Liji (a round lamb tenderloin), Danbai Chongcao Ji (a medicine cuisine made of chicken, Chinese caterpillar fungus and eggs), Jinyu Facai (pork wrapped in flagelliform nostoc and Read More …

Stories of Summer Camp- A New World- China

My name is Agness and I am sixteen years old. I am St. Christina Girls’ Secondary school in Tanga city in Tanzania. It is my new school since I just joined this year. I was so excited because at St. Christina, Chinese language is taught. As soon as I arrived at the school I joined the Chinese class and had my first HSK level 1 exam and passed by getting all 200 points. My parents were very proud and they decided to pay for the Chinese summer camp although it was very expensive. I was so happy because every day I just enjoy watching China on television and watched their documentaries, Kung fu lessons and opera. I always wondered what Read More …

A Chinese learning student sharing his experience about learning Chinese language

Here is his experieces of learning Chinese🙈🙈 I am AYUBU TEWELE(王晓乐), a student at University of Dar es Salaam, and going to pursue Bachelor of Arts with Education (BA with Education) in China. I officially started to learn Chinese language as an elective course (optional course) on January 2016 at Confucius Institute at the University of Dar es Salaam, I’ve always loved learning Chinese language, being student at University of Dar es Salaam gave me the opportunity of learning Mandarin, a totally different language from my mother language with a fascinating handwriting, a different grammar and a pronunciation that I had never spoken. Learning Mandarin was more like a challenge to me, because people and my relatives told me that Read More …