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Students’ departure festivities and rice harvests

The elementary school children are back in school! In Danian, some schoolchildren are boarders and arrive with their suitcases and bags to be ready to move into the dormitories. In the meantime, students and their families are having a last meal to celebrate their departure to university. Chinese railways have scheduled special trains for students…

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Couleurs de Chine x Chinoises

The Miao, Dong and Yao minorities are famous for their beautiful embroidery. This traditional craft, which has existed for more than 2,000 years, is still very much a part of the daily life of these populations. Representing mountains, rivers, trees, flowers or animals, the patterns are numerous and colourful! The younger generations now want to…

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In 3 weeks, it’s back to school!

The start of the school year is scheduled for Monday 30 August 2021 in Guangxi and in particular in the Danian area (dependent on Liuzhou – prefectural city). Due to the health conditions, the provincial authorities have asked schoolchildren to follow the barrier measures during the 14 days prior to the start of the school…

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Friends of Hong Kong – A new team has taken over!

It is with great emotion that Anne-Sophie Demichel, Sophie Franquet, Marie-Laurence Guillon and Séverine Berthet have passed the torch to Lucie Xiong and Chantal Tran. The entire Couleurs de Chine team would like to thank you from the bottom of its heart for your generosity, your commitment and all the actions carried out on behalf…

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Miao embroidery, a real art !

Miao embroidery has a history of over 2000 years. It is an essential and important aspect of Miao culture. In the past, embroidery was a form of language used to narrate legends, past events, to express feelings or simply to illustrate daily life. Thus, each generation left a trace of its history through embroidery. Elements…

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Qingming 清明节: in memory of FangFang

The Qingming celebration (清明节) is an occasion for Chinese people to honour their dead. This year, Qingming took place on April 5th. It is the equivalent of All Saints’ Day, and allows families to come and visit the graves, clean them, make offerings while burning incense and “fake money”, and it is often followed by…

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Press Release : COULEURS DE CHINE PARTNERS WITH SOCF

The NGO Couleurs de Chine, represented by its representative office in Guangxi (China), is pleased to announce its cooperation with SOCF (Shanghai Overseas Chinese Foundation) which will strengthen its charitable causes in Guangxi, China. The main mission of Couleurs de Chine, created by Françoise Grenot-Wang*, is to promote access to education for young people from…

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Couleurs de Chine’s track record in Danian in 2020

Wherever we have been during the past year, we will all have unforgettable memories. Some say that it was a very difficult year, marked by natural, social and humanitarian crises… that it was a year of losses, for many people and for human society. Others, more optimistic, say that 2020 was a year of rediscovering…

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The glutinous rice – Season 1 episode 6

After… The collectivist agrarian system 1962-1980 (part 1) A gradual return to property The “Great Leap Forward” has shown its limits and has not been able to ensure agricultural development, which in the end has resulted in the general impoverishment of farmers and insufficient harvests to provide the population with basic food. The leaders then…

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