Meet the Mooncake – Traditional treats for Chinese Mid-Autumn Day

Thursday the 1st of October is Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节 Zhōngqiū jié) in China! To celebrate the festival, families get together and enjoy eating mooncakes (月饼 yuèbǐng) and drinking tea… and may even get to gaze at the full moon if the skies are clear enough! 

But where does the tradition of mooncakes come from? And what are some of the most common flavours you can enjoy over the holidays? Read on to find out more!

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Kick ass with kungfu from Cultural Keys this fall!

It’s been a long time coming, but Cultural Keys’ public events are BACK with a bang! This fall, join us for one of our unique kung fu workshops and experience the essence of traditional Chinese culture! With opportunities to experience both taichi and Shaolin styles, we definitely have something for anyone, no matter what kind of Chinese martial arts they are interested in!

Read on to find out more!

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Modern take on traditional gods on display in Beijing

If you’ve been into the underpass at Beijing’s Guomao junction (between the south-east corner under the bus station to exit C of the subway station) recently, you have probably noticed this massive mural on the wall at the western end. It’s entitled ‘The Gods go to Work’ and this explosion of colour is full of recognisable – and not so recognisable – homages to Chinese and specifically Beijing culture, both traditional and modern. But what does it all mean and why is it at Guomao?

Read on to find out!
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Had a great experience with CK? Share your story and win!

The world is changing very fast around us. Travel is becoming easier; soon friends, family and colleagues will be returning to China; it’s a very exciting time for residents, visitors and the companies that provide services to the different groups that come to China, and specifically Beijing.

With that in mind, Cultural Keys wants to be ready to welcome everyone back, and to do that effectively, we are humbly asking you, our loyal followers, customers and clients, for help!

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