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Celebrate Dragon Boat Festival in Shenzhen with Rice Dumplings

The Dragon Boat Festival is celebrated in some areas in East Asia where there are populations of ethnic Chinese.  It is believed that dragon boat races can drive off the spread of disease that accompanies summer. That is why this is observed during spring time. 

Rice dumplings are traditionally eaten during this holiday. The stuffing is mostly made of glutinous rice, beans,salty eggs, meat wrapped in bamboo leaves.

You can enjoy this festive celebration in hotels which offers delectable rice dumplings with special stuffing which you can only buy during the duration of the dragon boat festival in Shenzhen:

Futian Shangri-la, Shenzhen Read more »

Legend and Origin of Dragon Boat Festival

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China is one of the most populous countries in the world today with over 1.3  billion people. To improve the quality of life there are varied school systems that are being implemented in the country. There are preschools and kindergartens, primary, secondary, vocational schools, key schools, and schools for the handicapped like the blind and deaf. The government handles the China educational system, but the Chinese Communist Party also plays an important role in managing education since 1949.  Read more »

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Just like everywhere else in the world, being insured or having an insurance policy named in your behalf is always a well trusted fallback. Being in China is no different. Whether you are there as an expatriate, citizen or a tourist, you should at least try to avail a couple of China Insurance Policies. This will at least give you the peace of mind you need and want while you are in the vast land of China. There are several insurance companies that provide various insurance policies. Here are the biggest ones. Read more »

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