Explainer: Why Chinese People Give Red Envelopes

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

by Catherine Lee, 20 January 2020

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, 24 December 2019

Explainer: Why 12/12 is the Sequel to Singles' Day

The follow-up to everyone's favorite shopping holiday.

by Matthew Bossons, 11 December 2019

Explainer: 11 Things You Need to Know About Singles' Day

Double 11, China's ecommerce extravaganza explained.

by Ella Wong, 10 November 2019

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 2019

Explainer: Everything You Need to Know About Mid-Autumn Festival

What's with all those mooncakes?

by Jonty Dixon, 11 September 2019

Explainer: Mao Zedong or Mao Tse-tung? We Have the Answer

On paper, the Great Helmsman hasn't always had the same name.

by Jesse Pottinger, 26 August 2019

Explainer: The Story of Qixi, AKA Chinese Valentine's Day

The Disney-worthy tale of the weaving girl and the cowherd.

by Ella Wong, 05 August 2019

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