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Make a Difference: China AIDS Walk 2012
An concept that first started in Los Angeles in 1985, the HIV/AIDS Walk was created to reduce stigma & discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS, and to raise money for social projects related to HIV/AIDS. All participants who have walked this walk in cities all over the world are encouraged to raise funds themselves for designated AIDS service and/or advocacy organizations, collecting pledges from their friends, family and colleagues, spreading awareness virally through personal networks and communities.
The China AIDS Walk is an annual event that takes the initiative to China and the funds raised will benefit people living with HIV/AIDS with medical needs & anti-discrimination initiatives all over China
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Already in its fourth year, Chi Fan for Charity (CFFC) is set for Saturday, November 10 in Beijing and the following Saturday, November 17in Shanghai, tickets are officially now on sale with seats quickly selling out!
An event praised for bringing together local opinion leaders, celebrities and other charitable-minded individuals to raise money for worthwhile philanthropic causes at Beijing’s top restaurants, CFFC is an inspiring event that involves such a strong community of individuals that really rallies their friends and associates to make this one of the most highly anticipated events of the year.
If you are unfamiliar with CFFC, the concept is easy enough to digest:
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The Hutong’s Maliandao Tea Tour
A community center on a mission to share Chinese culture and knowledge, The Hutong is offering one of Beijing’s most comprehensive overviews of Chinese tea through their Maliandao Tea Market Tour.
Curious tea tasters are swept up on a journey through Beijing’s Maliandao Tea City where fellow tea connoisseurs, amateurs, and thirsty friends are guided through five different tea shops that specialize in various tea regions and you are invited to taste your way through China’s most famous teas and learn about tea oxidation, fermentation, processing and also their health benefits.
As you taste your way through each of the various types of tea, you are also given plenty of time to ask questions, shop and chat with knowledgeable native shop keepers.
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Creative Hutong Golf for Charity
Creative Hutong Golf Day =
A day of quirky challenges that involve golf (without any golf skills necessary)
playing in teams of 4-8 (meeting new people)
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We’ve been rewarded with consecutive blue-sky days and that’s what summer is all about.
Blue skies, lush green grass, fresh strawberries, BBQ’s, a gin & tonic on a hutong rooftop…
An idyllic picture of summer
As summer draws to an end, we must make the most of these cherished summer days and embrace the sensational tastes that can be enjoyed only in summer time.
Mixologist Paul Matthew (brand ambassador for Diageo China, certified trainer, drinks consultant, bar owner and writer) has been in the drinks industry for over 17 years and he will be hosting a few workshops at The Hutong this month, introducing basic cocktail-making techniques and equipment and teaching a workshop on summer cocktails using seasonal ingredients.
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Learn about the Middle Kingdom Through Maps
China’s history is as long as it is intricately complex and through the years, researchers have found many unique means of understanding its history and culture, including through the use of maps. Serving a much greater purpose of exploring a region’s geography, maps serve as a way for us to also understand the level of intelligence and how a culture understood its place in the world at that particular point in history.
We all know that once upon a time, China or “中国Zhongguo” called itself “Middle Kingdom” because it believed it was located in the center of the world map. Well, I bet you didn’t know a few more facts you can learn about China through studying its maps.
“Did you know that even though maps have been used in China for over 2000 years, and even though the Chinese had invented woodblock printing during the Tang dynasty, until the twentieth century the majority of Chinese maps were still produced with a brush?
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