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The Great Wall of China: the longest construction in the world

Presentation The Great Wall of China (whose name in Chinese literally means the 'long wall') refers to a set of military fortifications built in several stages between the 5th century BC and the 16th century. This military work, which is the largest man-made architectural structure in length, ar ...

18
Aug
2008

10 Chinese Dramas for Beginners

to connect and when downloading a page took several minutes. It's about pagers, phone cards and phone booths, Y2K, the first internet companies in China, the first couples who didn't want children, friendship, life choices, women who refuse to let go and men who seek their place in the world. Thi ...

26
June
2022

An algorithm to predict the spread of disease

BlueDot for faster and more reliable information On January 9, the World Health Organization notified the public of an influenza outbreak in China: a cluster of pneumonia cases had been reported in Wuhan, possibly from vendors' exposure to live animals at the Huanan Seafood Market. The U.S. Center ...

30
Jan
2020

Electric Car: Understanding the Ecological Bonus in 5 Questions

acquisition cost. Which vehicles are penalized by this change? This evolution of the ecological bonus clearly aims to favor European models over electric vehicles built in China. Until now, vehicles made in China accounted for a third of the bonuses paid by the French state. With the tightening of ...

09
Nov
2023

The lychee: 5 unusual things to know about this fruit

1- It is also called Chinese cherry The litchi, with a delicately floral flavor reminiscent of roses and muscat grapes, is a fruit native to China. It has been cultivated in that country for over 4,000 years, but has long remained a well-kept secret. View this post on Instagram ...

09
Feb
2022

Chinese New Year: date and traditions

e new year will be the year of the Water Tiger. In which countries is Chinese New Year celebrated? Chinese New Year is officially celebrated in China (7 days off) and Taiwan (5 days off), Hong Kong and Macau (3 days off), as well as in some Asian countries where the influence of Chinese cultur ...

06
Feb
2007

Beauty: how are cosmetics tested?

utside Europe? Outside Europe too, legislation is moving in the right direction. Until now, animal welfare advocates have been pointing fingers at China's animal welfare policy, as animal testing was imposed and carried out by the government for all imported cosmetics. Since May 1, 2021, a sig ...

23
Sep
2021

The Ceylon cinnamon tree: the tree that gives cinnamon

by regular pruning of the trees. This heat and moisture loving tree grows exclusively in tropical areas. The main cinnamon producing countries are China and Indonesia, followed by Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Madagascar. After harvesting, only the inner part of the bark called liber is kept and cut ...

25
Mar
2015

Tourism: 5 good reasons to go to Taiwan

1- For the cultural melting pot Taiwan lies in the western Pacific, 100 miles from China's southeast coast. Despite its modest size, this small territory concentrates all the charm of the Far East. The Chinese culture is mixed with various other influences, Japanese and Western in particular, ...

13
Mar
2019

The Meyer lemon: a citrus fruit to discover

1- It is a false botanical friend The Meyer lemon or Citrus meyeri is not really a lemon. This citrus fruit, native to China, has a complex genealogy. We had to wait until 2014 to find out its exact genetic origin: it is the result of a cross between a citron and a hybrid of mandarin and pomelo. ...

23
Feb
2022

Fruit: 5 unusual facts about kiwi fruit

1- It does not come from New Zealand but from China We usually associate the kiwi with New Zealand because of its name. It is also where commercial production of the fruit began in the 1940s... And yet, kiwis are not native to New Zealand but from southeast China! These deliciously tart-tasti ...

10
Jan
2023

Fantastic Home offers a collection of Harry Potter furniture and decor.

ly designed for fans of the saga, also have the distinction of being 100% made in France! Among the mass of derivative products often manufactured in China, this French production is quite rare and worth mentioning… A touch of magic in your decor Thanks to Fantastic Home's Harry Potter collection, ...

15
Nov
2023

Jungle Garden: 5 Plants to Follow This Trend

on the French Riviera! To do so, simply choose a hardy species like the hemp palm or Trachycarpus fortunei. This palm tree, native to the mountains of China and Japan, is hardy down to -18°C. It prefers rich and light soils and can be planted in full sun or partial shade. 3- The giant rhubarb One ...

17
Jan
2024

The Rice Paper Plant: 5 Things to Know About Tetrapanax papyrifera

Its foliage is its most beautiful attraction. The rice paper plant is a tropical shrub native to Taiwan and southern China. It is also known by the names Chinese Rice Paper Plant, Tetrapanax papyrifera, Aralia papyrifera, or Fatsia papyrifera. Tetrapanax papyrifera is the only plant species in the ...

19
Feb
2024

Growing Strawberries in 7 Questions

al branches, bearing buds and which can root to give birth to new plants). It is a species native to Europe and temperate Asia, found from Turkey to China, as well as in North America. This plant, which has long been harvested in the woods, was only introduced quite late into gardens, around the 16 ...

15
Mar
2007

Mother's Day: 5 commandments for a successful celebration.

ny in 1932, under the name of "Muttertag". 3- Don't skip a centuries-old tradition! Mother's Day, widely celebrated on all continents (from Morocco to China through Lebanon) can even be considered as a tradition dating back to Antiquity. Already in ancient Greece, a festival was organized in the S ...

25
May
2007

I will sleep at your place: 20 years of travels and encounters.

The reporter and host has already been to Mali, Quebec, Morocco, Switzerland, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Australia, Vanuatu, Cambodia, China, Japan, India, United Arab Emirates, Romania, France, Belgium, United Kingdom, Israel, Polynesia, Portugal, and Finland. It was in Paraguay ...

03
Oct
2007

Time zones: origins and functioning

general rule, states define legal time on their territory by a fixed offset from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). Some countries, however, such as China and India, deviate from universal time: although their territory covers several time zones, they have decided to adopt a single legal time. ...

06
Aug
2008

Money: New Year's Gifts in 5 Questions

nue to offer their best wishes and receive New Year's bonuses. Note: The practice of giving New Year's bonuses also exists in other countries such as China and Japan, where New Year's Day is celebrated with the exchange of gifts. How to avoid scams related to holiday tipping? At the beginning of th ...

04
Jan
2010

Natural and eco-friendly toys: what to choose?

nt organization. Manufacturers themselves affix this mention to the product. - there are counterfeits bearing a very similar CE pictogram but meaning China Export! The NF Early Childhood certification subjects items to more severe tests than European standards. This label therefore ensures greater ...

18
Dec
2013