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Terracotta Warriors return to UK



CHINA , UK, CULTURE, EAST MEETS WEST December 19, 2016


Terracotta warriors will visit Liverpool's World Museum in 2018. Photo: Pixabay The famous terracotta warriors of China’s first emperor,  Qin Shihuangdi, that were discovered in 1974 and have become one of the most fas...

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Caviar brings luxury to the masses in Europe



UK, LONDON LIFE, FOOD, CULTURE December 16, 2016


An increase in production and special offers in supermarkets have brought caviar to the masses this Christmas, but opinion is divided over dilution of what the word itself actually means. According to Reuters prices have fallen a...

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China Changing Festival comes to London's Southbank



CULTURE, EAST MEETS WEST December 15, 2016


The festival will run on weekends through until 2018. Photo Credit - Southbank Centre Friday marks the launch of an exciting new festival at London's Southbank Centre. China Changing will celebrate contemporary China a...

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Imperial seal breaks record at auction



THAT'S ODD, BUSINESS, CULTURE, TRAVEL December 15, 2016


An 18th century Chinese imperial seal has sold at auction in Paris for a record £18 million after a thrilling bidding battle. The red and white stamp, carved from red and white steatite or soapstone and featuring nine drago...

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Drunks help monks to a record profit



THAT'S ODD, BUSINESS, FOOD, CULTURE December 14, 2016


The benedictine monks who make a fortified wine long associated with violent crime in Scotland have made a record profit of £8.8 million. Buckfast, a 15 per cent ABV “tonic wine” that contains more caffeine than...

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