We are delighted to announce the release of the stroke order and character writing tool on the TCB iOS app, thanks to our friends at Wenlin. That means you can now view the stroke order of over 100,000 Chinese characters, as well as practice writing them. Android will be released within the next week. We […]

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Meet Marine, the newest and valued member of the TCB blogging team but with a twist! She is an art historian and all about China! We hope you enjoy! :) Below is an article introducing the work of the female photographer Xiaoxiao Xu (Image credits: @Xiaoxiao xu) In early 2015, the photographer Xiaoxiao Xu (born in Wenzhou, China, [...] Read more

Dear TCBers, We are soon to launch TCB’s in-app Stroke Order Animation and Character Writing functionality which we hope you will all love! An update can be expected over the next 1-2 weeks. We are now looking to invite BETA testers for both Android and iOS to test both this functionality and future app releases. […]

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ISo we’re just about to wrap up another year, as we eagerly await the new year festivities. Whatever you have planned, be it fireworks over The Bund or a quiet evening shared with friends, we hope you have a brilliant time! To get you in the melancholy mood that starts every new chapter, and following […]

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Air pollution alerts during this holiday season have reached their highest ever in Beijing, along with the surrounding areas also being heavily polluted. Today, this is not good for China, it’s dangerously unhealthy and more than a little embarrassing. However, the China government is fully aware of this and is not sitting by idly, but […]

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Wow, what a treat. Christmas and a video recipe of my favourite Chinese dish all in one week – I can’t wait to try this one out. Ingredients: 380g sirloin joint, 2tsp bicarbonate of soda, salt, wheat starch/potato starch, oil, sesame oil, 2 spring onions, garlic, sichauan pepper, dried chillies, lettuce, sesame seeds, crushed chillies, chilli […]

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In the climate change news that I have been following, the most talked about issue is how the U.S. will no longer be a key player in battling climate change, opening the door wide for China to be the world leader in renewable energy sources. There are many reasons to think this. It is no […]

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Looking for the perfect Chinese winter warmer to fuel those late night character sessions? Look no further than Mao’s latest delicious recipe – stir-fry pickled kale with pork mince and bean. It’s a traditional Cantonese dish that is most commonly served with rice porridge. Ingredient: 300g beans, 500g pork mince, 1 red chilli, some garlic and pickled […]

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I’ve had quite a few messages from people worrying that their Chinese hasn’t improved quite as much as they think it should have. I felt exactly the same a few months into my year abroad in Taiwan. It’s frustrating but you’re not alone in feeling this way. So, as you ready yourselves for a Christmas […]

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The climate is changing. The climate is changing. The climate is changing. This fact is so important it deserves to be repeated. This year will be the hottest year on record, just like last year was the hottest year on record, and the year before that. Although we are abound with skeptics, there is enough […]

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