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 and in return, we are offering you the chance to win!
Continue reading “Had a great experience with CK? Share your story and win!”
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 they 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!
Continue reading “Meet the Mooncake – Traditional treats for Chinese Mid-Autumn Day”
If you’ve been into the underpass at Beijing’s Guomao intersection (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!
Continue reading “Modern take on traditional deities now on display in Beijing”
We have all seen a lot of changes this year. While there have been a lot of difficulties, and a lot of challenges, we must still try our best to look towards the future, both as individuals, communities or as companies. With that in mind, we wanted to let you know what we as a company can offer you, through our events and activities, to help you start making plans and look forward to the coming weeks and months ahead!
Want to know more? Read on to find out what Cultural Keys can offer you, your friends, students or staff, no matter if you’ve just arrived or are looking for help getting back to some sense of normalcy and enjoying the cultural treasures of China!
Continue reading “What kind of activities can Cultural Keys offer you, your friends, students or staff?”
Love Halloween? Well, China has its own version, celebrated this year on September 2nd: the Hungry Ghost Festival (中元节 Zhōng Yuán Jié ). It is in fact just one day in a whole month where the gates of Hell are open and the dead walk among us…
Read on to find out more!
Continue reading “What is the Hungry Ghost Festival?”