Explainer: Everything You Need to Know About the Gaokao

China's annual high-stakes, high-pressure college entrance exam.

by Cathy Wu, 06 June 2023

Explainer: Everything You Need to Know About Qingming

Have no idea what Tomb-Sweeping Day is all about? We're here to explain.

by Cathy Wu, 03 April 2023

May 20 is Yet Another Chinese Valentine's Day, Here's Why

Prepare yourself for yet another lovers' day...

by Emma Li, 19 May 2023

Explainer: Why Chinese People Give Red Envelopes

Why Chinese people give red envelopes, especially during Spring Festival.

by Catherine Lee, 30 January 2022

Explainer: How Every Chinese Province Got its Name

The stories behind the names of all of China's provinces and autonomous regions.

by Ryan Kilpatrick, 11 November 2014

Explainer: Why China Celebrates Christmas with Apples

Ever wonder why you've been receiving apples from Chinese friends and co-workers for Christmas?

by Bridget O'Donnell, 19 December 2022

Explainer: Everything You Need to Know About October Holiday

Take a break from your holiday planning to find out why you're having one in the first place.

by William Lee, 26 September 2023

Explainer: Why is Chinese New Year Called 'Spring Festival'?

Why doesn't everyone call it that, and why is there no Winter Festival or Summer Festival?

by Ryan Kilpatrick, 21 January 2020

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