Friday, December 10, 2010

Peace Prize?

Why is it that Liu Xiaobo gets the Nobel Peace Prize for speaking out for democracy in China and wikileaks Julian Assange is considered the USA's number one enemy for speaking out for democracy?

Prices of Chinese Herbs Increase

  • Friday 2010-12-10 12:33

December 10 -- Shanghai raised the prices of Chinese medicines by about 44.06 percent yesterday, reports, citing Huo Guiming, manager of Shanghai Qunli Herbal Medicine Store.

Huo said there were price hikes in August and September due to the increasing cost of raw materials for Chinese medicines.

According to data published by the China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the prices of 459 kinds of herbs were raised in October, accounting for 86 percent of the total amount, of which the price of Taizi ginseng surged 612 percent.

Huo added that the tough weather conditions played an important role in the current price hike.

Besides the above factors, Liu Sheng, manager of Yunnan Lvsheng Pharmaceutical, attributed the current price hike to the increase in the prices of agricultural products.

Shares of Beijing Tongrentang (600085), a Chinese medicine producer, gained 1.88 percent to close the morning session at 36.28 yuan.

Source: CaptialVue News

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Easy Herbal Remedy for vomiting and diarrhea

An excellent formula for for vomiting and diarrhea is composed of equal amounts (about 6 grams) of fresh ginger and tea leaves. Boil together briefly and sip the tea slowly. It settles the stomach and reduces the diarrhea. This is an easy remedy to remember and use if you are ever traveling. Source: Chinese Herbal Medicine 3rd Ed. page 33 You can purchase this book at:

Saturday, December 4, 2010

82-year-old woman creates herself unique body exercise

Eighty-two-year-old Zhao Yufang stretches her leg in the residential compound she lives in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 4, 2010. Zhao created herself a unique body exercise combining Yoga, Wushu or martial arts, and Qigong or breathing exercise in her sixties, and three hours of daily practice over years has granted her with good fitness. (Xinhua/Liu Yu)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Treasures on Show

An exhibition of important relics and contemporary art pieces of China was held in Beijing on October 21-24, displaying the country's rich culture and its boundless charm.

As the largest Chinese antique art fair, the Second Beijing China Art International Fair (BCAIF) offered a good opportunity for people to enjoy hundreds of the best and rare Chinese art treasures, said Yu Ping, Deputy Director of the Beijing Municipal Administration of Cultural Heritage, one of the sponsors of the fair. More...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

China's Taoism Revival

Yin Xinhui reached the peak of Mount Yi and surveyed the chaos. The 47-year-old Taoist abbess was on a sacred mission: to consecrate a newly rebuilt temple to one of her religion’s most important deities, the Jade Emperor. But there were as yet no stairs, just a muddy path up to the pavilion, which sat on a rock outcropping 3,400 feet above a valley. A team of workers was busy laying stone steps, while others planted sod, trees and flowers. Inside the temple, a breeze blew through windows that were still without glass, while red paint flecked the stone floor. More...