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there's a thread on Japan and Australia, why not on China! no politics please, but on every day things!


I'll start.
Did you know there are between 22-50 million muslims in China based on UN estimates?
That means there are more Muslims in China than entire Europe!


Muslims are well known in China for making the best food! especially lamian!check it out



 

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Don't know much about the mainland myself, so I just repost Popeye's posts here.







Performers attend the Millennial Road, a performance for the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing, capital of Beijing, May 14, 2017. (Xinhua/Ding Lin)


Performers sing during the Millennial Road, a performance for the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing, capital of Beijing, May 14, 2017. (Xinhua/Wang Ye)




Photos taken on May 14, 2017 shows dough figurines made by folk artist Han Hongyuan in Tancheng County, east China's Shandong Province. (Xinhua/Fang Dehua)
 

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A visitor views clay sculpture works displayed at an exhibition of the works of Zhang Chang, the forth-generation descendant of Tianjin-based clay sculpture art Clay Figure Zhang, in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, May 15, 2017.






Visitors view clay figurines displayed at an exhibition of the works of Zhang Chang, the forth-generation descendant of Tianjin-based clay sculpture art Clay Figure Zhang, in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, May 15, 2017. Over 120 pieces of clay sculpture art works were displayed on the exhibition. (Xinhua/Li Zhong)
 

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Stone tombs emerge after water drops in Houlong River Reservoir due to a long-term shortage of rainfall in Rongcheng City, East China’s Shandong Province. Some stones have carvings of lion-like images and unrecognizable characters. Archeologist Zhang Qiming said the dozens of tombs date to the Jin (1115-1234) and Yuan (1271-1368) dynasties. (Photo/VCG)




Li Peiliang works out at a park in Guangzhou City, capital of South China’s Guangdong Province, May 11, 2017. At 87, Li is still in good shape and is known for completing stunts, such as crawling forward with both hands and feet on the ground, standing upside down and doing the splits. (Photo/VCG)


Xiangyanghong 09, the mother ship of China's manned submersible Jiaolong, is ready to depart from a port in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province, May 16, 2017. Jiaolong returned to Shenzhen Saturday after the second stage of China's 38th ocean scientific expedition. The 38th oceanic scientific expedition started on Feb. 6. Jiaolong completed a dive in the northwestern Indian Ocean earlier this year in the mission's first stage. It will also conduct surveys in the Yap Trench and the Mariana Trench in the third stage. (Xinhua/Mao Siqian)


A tour bus runs on the Guoliang cliff corridor in Guoliang Village, Huixian County, central China's Henan Province, May 13, 2017. The Guoliang cliff corridor is a 1,300-meter-long road built along the cliff of 1,000 meters high. The construction of this miraculous road lasted five years from 1972 to 1977, and was built purely by hand by villagers of Guoliang Village. (Xinhua/Li An)
 

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Photo taken on May 13, 2017 shows the "Golden Bridge on Silk Road" structure outside the National Convention Center in Beijing, capital of China. The Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation will be held here from May 14 to 15. (Xinhua/Li He)


An artist carves a Duan ink slab at the 13th China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industries Fair in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province, May 11, 2017. The 5-day fair started on Thursday, attracting 2,302 exhibitors. (Xinhua/Mao Siqian)


A staff member shows a fabric tiger at Shandong Pavilion at the 13th China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industries Fair in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province, May 11, 2017.


Cultural inheritor Wu Yunsheng introduces his bamboo carvings at the 13th China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industries Fair in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province, May 11, 2017.


Visitors look upon the Jun porcelain plates displayed at the 13th China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industries Fair in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province, May 11, 2017.
 

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Nurses stand to form the numbers “5.12” during an event to mark International Nurses Day at a hospital in Yangzhou City, East China’s Jiangsu Province, May 11, 2017. International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world on May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth, to mark the contributions nurses make to society. (Photo: China News Service/Meng Delong)


Nurse Liu Xiangda (C) poses for photos with his colleagues Li Hangbo (1st R) and Liang Yuhu in the intensive care unit (ICU) of Zhengzhou Central Hospital in Zhengzhou, capital of central China's Henan Province, May 9, 2017. Liu, 25, is one of the over 70 male nurses working in the hospital. The number of registered nurses in China reached 3.5 million at the end of 2016, according to the latest statistics ahead of International Nurses Day, which falls on May 12. (Xinhua/Li Bo)


Nurse Liu Xiangda (C) and his colleagues remove a patient in the intensive care unit (ICU) of Zhengzhou Central Hospital in Zhengzhou, capital of central China's Henan Province, May 9, 2017.


Nurse Liu Xiangda (R) checks a patient in the intensive care unit (ICU) of Zhengzhou Central Hospital in Zhengzhou, capital of central China's Henan Province, May 9, 2017.
 

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Lyu Chuhan writes the text of the Diamond Sutra as a gift for her mother to celebrate Mother’s Day in Chengdu City, capital of Southwest China’s Sichuan Province, May 12, 2017. Lyu, born after 2000, used her free time for a week to finish writing the Buddhist text on a 10-meter-long, 1-meter-wide scroll of paper. Lyu said she likes writing calligraphy and reading Buddhist texts. (Photo: China News Service/Mao Chengshan)








 

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Affected villagers wait to be transferred at Kuzigun Village in Taxkorgan County, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, May 11, 2017. Eight people have been confirmed dead and 23 others were injured after a 5.5-magnitude earthquake jolted Taxkorgan County at 5:58 a.m. Thursday (2158 GMT Wednesday). So far, the quake has left lives of more than 12,000 people affected. A total of 9,200 people have been relocated to safe places. (Xinhua/Li Jing)
 

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A keeper looks after a tiger cub at the Siberian Tigers Park, the world’s largest breeding center for the cat, in Harbin City, the capital of Northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province, May 11, 2017. More than 50 tigers, including a quintuplet, have been born at the park this year. (Photo: China News Service/Wang Shu)


Quintuplet tiger cubs play at the Siberian Tigers Park, the world’s largest breeding center for the cat, in Harbin City, the capital of Northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province, May 11, 2017. More than 50 tigers, including a quintuplet, have been born at the park this year. (Photo: China News Service/Wang Shu)


Visitors taste grills from Sweden during the HOFEX 2017 food and hospitality tradeshow in Hong Kong, south China, May 9, 2017. A total of 2,661 exhibitors from 72 countries and regions took part in the show.(Xinhua/Qin Qing)


Visitors taste food at a booth of Britain during the HOFEX 2017 food and hospitality tradeshow in Hong Kong, south China, May 9, 2017.


Villagers pick muskmelons in a greenhouse in Tanglin Village in Zaoqiang County, north China's Hebei Province, May 11, 2017. (Xinhua/Li Xiaoguo)
 

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Rescuers work at quake-hit county in NW China's Xinjiang









Rescuers transfer goods, villagers and work in Quzgun Village in quake-hit Taxkorgan County, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, May 11, 2017. Eight fatalities have been confirmed and 23 people have been injured after a 5.5-magnitude earthquake jolted Taxkorgan County at 5:58 a.m. Thursday. Over 1,500 houses collapsed or were badly damaged. China has activated emergency response procedures following the earthquake. (Xinhua/Cai Chuan)

Rescuers save an injured elder in Quzgun Village in quake-hit Taxkorgan County, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, May 11, 2017


A volunteer (1st R) brings food for the affected villagers in Quzgun Village in quake-hit Taxkorgan County, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, May 11, 2017.


Volunteers make food for affected villagers and rescuers in Quzgun Village in quake-hit Taxkorgan County, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, May 11, 2017.
 

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May be I'm a Honger, I always consider Cantonese cuisine is the best Chinese food. :)
Cantonese cuisine is great, but we don't even have that here. just aspects of it, like a limited form of Yamucha. I want my chicken feet!
 

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I find everything about the Yellow River fascinating from its cultural significance as one of the worlds great civilisation rivers to its geology and geography. Its power of destruction and creation.
 
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