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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Which apps are the “must-haves” on the phones for the Chinese?

If categorizes according to their functions, the most popular and arguably indispensable apps on the phones of your average Chinese are: Social networking: WeChat Payment: Alipay, WeChat pay Shopping: Taobao, JD, Pinduoduo Food delivery: MeiTuan, MISSFRESH, JD Entertainment: DouYin, Bilibili, KuaiShou, Tencent, iQIYI, YouKu Music: NetEaseMusic, QQMusic Cab hailing: DiDi, AutoNavi Maps: AutoNavi, BaiduMap Recommendation: …

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