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Nordic voices in the City of Eternal Spring ARS NOVA Copenhagen China Tour in May 2015

Nordic voices in the City of Eternal Spring ARS NOVA Copenhagen China Tour in May 2015
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The Museum of Bags & Purses Hendrikje - A definite must for any bag lover

The world’s largest collection of handbags and purses is not located in Paris or Milan; nor is this stunning collection owned by a famous fashion designer or bag-crazy celebrity. Handbag heaven can be found in Amsterdam and the guardian of this collection of over five thousand bags is the lovely Sigrid Ivo. A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to spend the afternoon with her at the Museum of Bags and Purses Hendrikje.
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Chinese fine wines - Wine makes a woman more pleased with herself

“Women are in the vanguard when it comes to wine appreciation in China,” says Emma Gao, head of the Chinese vineyard, Silver Heights. “When shopping for wine, they want to make an educated selection based on their knowledge of wine culture, not just the price.”
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Fragile beauty - Chinese advertising posters from the 1920’s and 30’s

Despite an era marked by persistent war and disorder, the Republican period in Chinese history witnessed a remarkable boom spanning industry, commerce, and culture. From the hustle and bustle of cosmopolitan Shanghai to the rapid industrialization of Manchuria under Japanese occupation, 1930’s China was a shining contrast to the rest of the world going through the Great Depression.
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Lifelong Diplomat

XiN magazine greatly honored to welcome the U.S. Embassy’s Minister Counselor for Public Affairs, Thomas Hodges, as its special guest. Mr. Hodges’ role is critical to the maintenance and expansion of the U.S. - China educational and cultural exchange programs. Thomas Hodges took up his post at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing in August 2012, having served as a U.S. diplomat since 1987, primarily in public diplomacy positions.
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Spectacular tulou country

Deep in the mountains of southwestern Fujian, bordering the provinces of Guangdong and Jiangxi, lies a place of beauty that is somewhat off the beaten tourist track: tulou country. Although you can book a one-day tour from Xiamen (distance 150 km), best is to stay at least two nights – in this way you can visit a variety of tulou while also savoring the tranquility of a stay in one. For me, watching the moon rise through the lanterns at night and having breakfast among the residents with their daily rituals, proved to be an unforgettable experience.
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