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st May May 4th centenary marked
The centenary of the May fourth movement is being celebrated in China. President Xi has given a speech at the
Great Hall of the People applauding the mass movement that succeeded in changing China's future direction. His speech noted ’the May Fourth Movement was a great patriotic and revolutionary campaign pioneered by advanced young intellectuals and joined by the people from all walks of life to resolutely fight imperialism and feudalism.With its mighty force, the movement inspired the ambition and confidence of the Chinese people and nation to realize national rejuvenation’. Back in early 1919 the Chinese government had acquiesced to many of the demands of Japan and seemed to agree with the ceding of Shandong to Japan during the Versailles Treaty negotiations.
The movement began in Beijing with students but soon spread to Tianjin and all the major cities. The protests only died down when the government conceded to many of the protestors demands. The students turned to Marxism (Russia had had its revolution only 2 years before) and many key future leaders of the Chinese Communist Party became involved in the student protests - in particular
Zhou Enlai. May 4th is now celebrated as ' Youth Day' each year. Our web site has a full description of these revolutionary events here. Read full story… Read all our news stories...
Goji BerriesA noted Chinese export are the nutritious and healthy berries grown in northern China. Ningxia province is noted for the production of Wolfberries now better known as Goji berries. In traditional medicine they are used for the treatment of high blood pressure. Read more…
th May Chinese 19th century slave labor
Many people think that slavery was abolished in the 1820s. While it is true that the African slave trade dwindled rapidly the plantation owners turned to new sources of slaves. These were the 'coolies' from India and China that were normally tricked into signing a contract and were treated just as appallingly as the African slaves they replaced. Mercifully the Chinese coolie trade came to an end in the late 1870s after the intervention of the Chinese government. The tale of these lost million people is rarely told, particularly the Chinese laborers. We have added a page summarizing this ignoble trade and also the treatment of the many Chinese immigrants to California in the late 19th century when racial discrimination reached fever pitch.
How well do you know China? Test your knowledge with our wide range of quizzes. Our
quizzes are designed to test your knowledge of China and all things Chinese. We plan to add more quizzes, so send your comments and feedback for subjects you would like us to cover. All the questions have their answer somewhere on this web site. The order of questions and possible answers are different each time you take the test. Most people find these quizzes pretty tough so don't be discouraged. The picture quizzes ask you to identify well known landmarks in China.
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