Celebrating Chinese Australian History – a Timeline 1829 to 2017

Celebrating Chinese Australian History – a Timeline 1829 to 2017

Excluding Great Britain, Chinese are the oldest continuous immigrants to Australia beginning some in the early 1800’s. Their contribution to Australian society is immense and spans many fields over most all of Australia’s modern history.

1829 – Fifty-five Chinese migrated to Australia.

1848 – On 2nd October the ship Nimrod arrived from Xiamen with 120 Chinese followed by another ship, the Phillip Laing with 123 Chinese aboard.

1851 – 393 Chinese arrived at Hobart. 225 Chinese arrived at Moreton Bay. A person of note at this time is Louis Ah Mouy who sent a letter to his hometown explaining of the gold that was being found in Victoria. 50000 Chinese arrived in China between 1851–56 to work in the goldfields predominantly in Bendigo and Ballarat. Louis Ah Mouy became a prosperous gold merchant. read more

Welcome to Guangzhou [inc. Top Ten Things to Do, Eat, and Where to Stay]

Welcome to Guangzhou [inc. Top Ten Things to Do, Eat, and Where to Stay]

 The capital of Guangdong province, Guangzhou, is a vibrant city that is the beating heart of trade, not only in the province, or southern China, but perhaps even the whole of China itself. It’s home to the country’s number one trade fair, the Canton Fair, and has throughout history been a major domestic and global exporting hub.

More than just trade, the city is a booming metropolis featuring a modern transport system, modern shopping malls, pedestrian shopping streets along with wholesale markets, nightlife, and some of the finest food experiences that are there to be had. read more

In fall, a view to savor along the bund

Autumn, Shanghai’s most beautiful season has arrived. Unlike the sweltering summer and the cold winter and spring typically experienced in the city, the mild heat from the sun’s rays and the subtle chill of the autumn breeze combine to make this the perfect time of the year to enjoy a comfortable stroll along Shanghai’s most famous landmark, The Bund. Photojournalists Ren Guoqiang and Gao Erqiang capture the sights along this iconic stretch.

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China’s Top 10 Video Sharing Websites (aka YouTube Equivalents)

China’s Top 10 Video Sharing Websites (aka YouTube Equivalents)

Youtube’s Chinese equivalents were born on hosting ripped content from overseas, such as popular western TV series and movies, and grew from humble bootlegging websites into fully fledged internet companies.

So popular in fact, from tapping into a massive Chinese netizen audience, that many listed on the stock markets of the US (yes, there is a certain irony). Most content nowadays is licensed, and many of the popular sites are self-producing local shows. Of course, there’s still the regular uploads of daily life and crazy antics from Chinese netizens, news bulletins, documentary, opinion, DIY videos and everything you could imagine. read more

Gongbiela Nature Reserve exemplifies ecology protection

Gongbiela Nature Reserve is located southwest of Heihe city, Heilongjiang province. Periglacial Landforms and the humid climate have provided the environmental basis for the development of various kinds of marshes. The wetland ecological condition is ideal for a diversity of plant and animal species to inhabit.

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