Looking to get your vegetarian fix and learn a new Chinese dish in the process? Look no further! Mao is back with another wonderful video recipe for the popular dish ‘Steamed Baby Cabbage with Vermicelli and Garlic’. Ingredients: one baby cabbage, 25g vermicelli, garlic and red chilli. Check out more of Mao’s video recipes on […]

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If China’s middle class were to become its own country, it would have the third highest population in the world by 2022, if figures by global consulting firm McKinsey & Company are to prove correct. In the report, middle class is defined as urban households that earn between US$9,000 and US$34,000 per year. Although not […]

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First of all, let’s address the elephant in the room, I know you’re all thinking it: “But it’s not Chinese Valentine’s Day!” You’re right, it’s not, but here at TCB we’ll never pass up an opportunity to spread a bit of love – especially when we can learn a little Mandarin in the process! Anyway, more […]

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People in China often say “茄子(qiézi!)” [eggplant] instead of “Cheese!” to get the perfect smile in photos, but can you imagine the noise of 500 members of the Ren family all saying it in unison? This special photo of 500 of the Ren family was taken at their family reunion at Shishe village in China’s eastern province of […]

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China has some absolutely stunning forests. Anyone who has been lucky enough to have travelled through China will be happy to learn that China is on course to have 25% forest coverage by 2020. This pledge was made during the 13th Five Year Plan and is part of a move to create a human civilisation […]

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Over the next couple of days we will be undergoing some maintenance so there may be short periods of limited functionality across platforms. We apologise for the inconvenience and we will do our utmost to keep disruption to a minimum. Thank you for your continued support!

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Chang Chungliang 張仲良 is a Taiwanese artist who graduated from the Taipei National University of the Arts. He completed his advanced studies in France at the Ecole supérieure d’art et de design Le Havre-Rouen (ESADHaR) and later at the Sorbonne I in Paris. Over the last decade, he has participated in several shows including the […]

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Dear users, we are undergoing some maintenance on the live dictionary, keywords and grammar section of our lessons. Apologies for the inconvenience and we aim to have these updates introduced with the minimum disruption caused. Thank you for your patience and your continued support for TCB. Happy New Year!

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It’s the Year of the Rooster and cities all around the world are celebrating. Here are 5 of our favourite festivals at this time of year in the Chinese speaking world. Harbin Ice and Snow Festival December 2016-February 2017 There’s still time to catch this incredible festival. Thanks @hannahmeig The ice city is like nothing […]

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Dear TCBers, Android Stroke Order Animation and Character Writing is finally here and can be downloaded from both Google Play, the website and the Amazon App Store. We thoroughly hope you enjoy this fantastic addition to the TCB platform and that it enhances your written Chinese like never before. If you experience any issues whatsoever […]

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