Green tea a growing trend in the West

Green tea a growing trend in the West

Contrary to the popular belief, green tea didn’t originate from Japan. Rather, it was founded centuries ago, in another Asian country, China. As the legend goes, green tea was discovered when a Chinese emperor was boiling water only to have a leaf from the plant fall...
Chinese terms make their way into English dictionary

Chinese terms make their way into English dictionary

Even if you’re not of Chinese descent, you have probably seen or heard of “milk tea” before. You may have even tried it for yourself. That’s not surprising considering milk tea is one of the most popular Asian beverages enjoyed around the world. It’s become so...

“Rolling donkey” will be served at APEC

Remember what happened when Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) conference took place in Vancouver, BC in 1997? How was the life of an average person affected? I remember that traffic was disrupted when the world leaders go through certain parts of the city....

“Xi Combo” anyone?

To wrap up 2013, here’s a light-hearted piece of news that went viral http://bit.ly/KgfDQK. China’s President Xi Jinping lined up, paid and dined at a humble steamed bun eatery in Beijing, China. While this is not unusual in the Western world for Prime Minister...