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Bhagavad Gita in China

Bhagavad Gita available in Chinese

The Bhagavad Gita, the sacred ancient Indian scripture, is now available in China after its Chinese version was released during an international yoga conference held in June 2015.

Over many thousands of years China like so many other countries has benefited greatly from Hindu knowledge and wisdom. Martial arts have their origin in India as does Buddhism which played an important role in shaping Chinese life.

The Hindu influence is not so obvious in China as it is in Korea, Japan and other Asian countries as China reshaped itself during a long period of virtual isolation and its many wars. Although today modern China seems to be at odds with India as well is some

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Hong Kong

Chinese but not quite China

This corner of China was once an impoverished area of paddy fields and a harbour for pirate junks. In 1841 following the Opium Wars the British took control and the area blossomed to become the major city and trading centre we know as Hong Kong.

Hong Kong consists of Kowloon, Hong Kong Island and the New Territories and some outer islands. Kowloon and the New Territories are on a peninsula of the Chinese mainland, to the north of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island is on the south side of the harbour facing Kowloon. Hong Kong is an all-year-round destination with a mild climate from the mid September to the end of February while May

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