The Beijing Family is a fictional book series about a billionaire family from Beijing making Beverly Hills their new home. It depicts a modern Chinese family adjusting to their new life in the U.S. filled with new friends and life events spiced with intriguing cultural nuances, a historical past that haunt them, modern trends they can't escape and enchanting mythology and folklore. The characters occasionally speak Mandarin too - Aiyahh!
A staff member prepares ice birthday cake for giant pandas Qinchuan and Lele at Jinbao Fairyland in Weifang, Shandong province, July 26, 2013. The special cake is made of ice with apple, carrot and bamboo shoots.
Two ancient cities He Cheng and Shi Cheng in China were drowned in 1959 by a man-made lake and were forgotten about until discovered in 2001 by a tourist diving company. The cities remain intact and in good condition. The complete apathy of the government towards preservation of the ancient cities is shocking.