Together with Mao Zedong, Sun Yatsen is considered the founding father of modern China; and yet he held office of President for just six weeks from 1st Jan 1912 when the Republic of China was founded until 1st April 1912. He stepped down to allow Yuan Shikai to become President as demanded by the Manchu and Western powers. Read More
White for funerals
The Chinese have their own customs and traditions and these are particularly evident at funerals. Where the Western tradition is to wear black, in China the tradition is to wear white. Read More
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