February 14, 2014

My China Valentine

Happy Valentine’s Day from Chinaful! Did you know that China has its own day of love? The Qixi 七夕 Festival is China’s version of Valentine’s Day on the seventh day of the seventh month of the Lunar calendar. This year, Qixi will be celebrated on August 2. On this holiday, the Chinese honor the myth of […]

February 05, 2014

ChinaSnap! Chinese New Year Fireworks Fill the Sky

 This is… a photo of the Beijing skyline during the Chinese New Years eve fireworks. At the time I took this ChinaSnap! I was… hosting a joint Chinese New Year and birthday party as the first year I arrived in Beijing they happened to coincide. I remember… feeling like a kid in a candy store. Literally the entire […]

January 31, 2014

Happy Lunar New Year! Everyone is Celebrating.

{Source: Picture from Oodles of Noodles for Chinese New Year, The Today Show} Happy Lunar New Year to you! January 31 marks the start of this week long celebration, and it seems like everyone is ready to celebrate. Here in the US, lots of media are covering the start of the Year of the Horse, sharing […]

January 29, 2014

Chinaful’s New Year Gift List: What To Buy and What to Avoid.

Continuing our series on China’s Lunar New Year, today we feature Chinaful’s picks for our New Year gift list. After reading Will’s post on corporate gift-giving in China, one Chinaful reader asked what to buy to celebrate CNY. You can never go wrong with cash – red envelopes, or hong bao, stuffed with cash are […]

January 27, 2014

Cash or Sentiment? Corporate Gift Giving at Chinese New Year

To celebrate Chinese New Year, Chinaful will feature posts the next two weeks on all facets of the holiday. Will kicks us off today with corporate gift giving in China, a very important part of celebrating Chinese New Year.  Write us with questions you have about Chinese New Year, or tweet @cgouldmiller with how you’ll party with family and […]