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Magic Tibet Ⅰ-- Potala Palace
China Travel Guide - Travel in Tibet

   Potala Palace
History
The site was used as a meditation retreat by King Songtsen Gampo (sōng zàn gān bù 松赞干布), who built the first palace there in 637 in order to greet his bride Princess Wen Cheng (wén chéng gōng zhǔ 文成公主) of the Tang Dynasty (táng cháo 唐朝)  of China.

Lozang Gyatso (luò sāng jiā cuò 洛桑嘉措), the Great Fifth Dalai Lama (wǔ shì dá lài lǎ mā 五世达赖喇嘛), started the construction of the Potala Palace (bù dá lā gōng 布达拉宫) in 1645 after one of his spiritual advisers, Konchog Chophel , pointed out that the site was ideal as a seat of government, situated as it is between Drepung and Sera monasteries and the old city of Lhasa. The Dalai Lama and his government moved into the Potrang Karpo (White Palace, bái gōng 白宫) in 1649. Construction lasted until 1694, some twelve years after his death. The Potala was used as a winter palace by the Dalai Lama from that time. The Potrang Marpo (Red Palace, hóng diàn 红殿) was added between 1690 and 1694. 

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Ailao Mountain
China Travel Guide - Travel in Yunnan

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Ailao Mountain (āi láo shān 哀牢山) is a branch of Mount Yun (yún lǐng 云岭). It is formed during the Quaternary Himalaya Mountain Building Period (zhōng shēng dài yàn shān yùn dòng shí qī 中生代燕山运动时期). When the ground rises, and the river sinks, the disparity in height becomes prominent. This is how the deep cut topographic feature forms today. The Ailao Mountain leans from northwest to the southeast from inner Sajiang River. On the west side of the river, the Ailao Mountain and Sajiang River are in parallel. Here mountain and river are intertwined.

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Beihang University
Study in China - Colleges and Universities

Beihang University (formerly Beijing Institute of Aeronautics) or BUAA for short, was founded on October 25, 1952 out of the merger of the aeronautical departments of Tsinghua University, Beiyang University, Amoy (Xiamen) University, Sichuan University, Yunnan University, Northwest Institute of Technology, College of Engineering, North China University, and Southwest Aeronautical Institute. Situated in the capital in the center of Zhongguancun Science Park, next to China' s National Olympic Center, with an area of over 100 hectares, BUAA is China' s first university of aeronautical and astronautical engineering.

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Chinese Etiquette Tips: Tips to Understanding Chinese Traditions and Chinese Culture
China Living Tips - Communication & Others

Learning proper Chinese etiquette takes time and practice. The most important thing to remember is to smile, be sincere, and open-minded. The ability to go with the flow and be patient is essential. The following are some Chinese traditions and etiquette tips.

Tips for Making a Great First Impression:
It is becoming more and more popular to shake hands upon meeting, but oftentimes, a simple nod is how Chinese will greet each other. When a handshake is given, it may be firm or weak but don’t read into the firmness of the handshake as it’s not a sign of confidence like in the West but a simple formality. Avoid hugging or kissing during greetings and farewells.

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不学无术 (bù xué wú shù)
Learn Chinese - Chinese Idiom

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In the reign of Emperor Wudi of the Han Dynasty (hàn cháo 汉朝), Grand General Huo Guang (huò guāng 霍光) was a minister who occupied a decisive position at court and was deeply trusted by the emperor. when Emperor Wudi was dying, he entrusted Huo Guang with the task of assisting his youngest son Liu fuelling (Emperor Zhaodi) in governing the country. After the death of Emperor Zhaodi,Huo Guang made Liu Xun the emperor. who was Emperor Xuandi of the Han Dynasty.

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Abacus and Abacus Calculation
Learn Chinese - History and Culture

    Abacus
Many centuries ago, the abacus (suàn pán 算盘) evolved independently in many countries throughout Europe, the Middle East and China. Its use is recorded in China as early as 6th century B.C., from where it found its way to Korea and Japan.

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International Friends --- A little bit of courage and action led us to happiness!
About ForeignerCN.com - WorldFriends Networks

Love Relationship --- A little bit of courage and action led us to happiness!
temp0214, Yamaguchi and yulanzheng, Shanghai

Hello everyone! Thanks to World Friends! ....I am leading the happy married life, I met my wife (Chinese) in February 2005, and married 8 months later. We both had communication problems due to language barrier, however, we could still communicate in emails every day using online translator. It is not easy for a single Chinese female to visit Japan, so I visited her 2ce in China and I felt she must be the one for me! Now my wife is so used to the life here and even got herself a part time job at nearby resort hotel. A little bit of courage and action led us to happiness! Maybe the world is not as big as you think. Anyway, I would like to thank you very much World Friends!

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Indian finds reliable suppliers in Shenzhen
Foreigners in China - Foreigners in China

It is not easy for a businessman to find a supplier who is as much customer-oriented as himself in a foreign country, but Subhash Agarwal of India has found reliable suppliers in Shenzhen.

After graduating from the MDS University in Rajasthan in northern India in 1999, Agarwal started Balaji Electrical Co. Ltd. in Rajasthan.

As he became increasingly keen on international trade, he found that businessmen all over the world were looking towards China to import goods. He then decided to come to Shenzhen in 2004, as he believed China was the best place to do business.
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