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How bad does China suffer under insomnia? Data shows 200 million people losing sleep at night.

According to CBNData’s “Big Data Report on National Sleep Consumption in 2018”, 56% of the people reported difficulties in sleeping. Constant dreaming during the night, shallow sleep during the night, and difficulty concentrating during the day are the most common symptoms of a bad night’s sleep. Out of the 170 million people born after 1990s, …

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Are Chinese people still superstitious about how the house should be cleaned?

The Chinese traditionally believed that good luck comes through the front door. Before the Chinese New Year, there will be a huge clean-up around the house. To avoid “sweeping away good fortune”, people will sweep the floor from the entrance towards the inside until they reach the inner corners, piling the dirt up and then …

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Why is tea called “te” and “cha” in different languages?

The history of tea dates back to ancient China almost 5,000 years ago. The way tea is pronounced is split into two main groups, either “te” or “cha”. For example, “tea” in English, “thee” in Dutch, “te-neer” in Tamil…and “chai” in Hindi, “chay” in Persian, “shay” in Arabic… How did this come divergence in pronunciation …

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