Newsletter #133

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Dear Friend,


Make sure that you have everything that you need for school by visiting ChinaSprout's new Back to School page. You will find wonderful language learning materials, stylish school clothes, hip accessories, and fun school supplies, all at great prices that you won't want to miss. Don't forget to make plans for the Moon Festival on September 28th. Our Moon Festival page features great items for parties or school celebrations and learning activities. Use our Moon Festival page to come up with great ideas for teaching your children's classmates about this important Chinese celebration. And, don't forget to bring Moon Cakes from ChinaSprout!


Chinese Moon Cakes Are Here!Yummy Moon Cakes

This year's Moon Festival falls on September 28, 2004. To help families celebrate this holiday in an authentic Chinese manner – eating moon cakes while looking at the full moon – ChinaSprout offers FRESHLY baked moon cakes from a premium bakery in New York's Chinatown. Our moon cakes have been a huge success for the last four years -- everyone has loved them! Order yours now!


FREE Shipping!China Dragon T-Shirt 

ChinaSprout is offering a special Free Shipping promotion for Back to School and Moon Festival celebrations.  With your minimum purchase of $100 per order, ChinaSprout will pay your US GROUND shipping charge! To take advantage of this FREE shipping offer, place your order for over $100 and select the Free Shipping option on the shopping cart page. Please note this offer is valid from September 7th to 20th and is provided on GROUND SHIPPING WITHIN UNITED STATES ONLY. This offer does not cover 2nd Day or Next Day Air or international shippings. Don't miss out on your chance to receive free shipping from ChinaSprout.

Save up to 65% with our Annual Summer Sale

Embroidered Pajamas 

It's that time of the year again -- time to stock up on wonderful products from ChinaSprout. Now you can enjoy savings of up to 65% on cool items for the hot summer months. Check out our Annual Summer Sale where you will find a great selection of summer Apparel & Accessories for everyone, as well as Books, Home Decor, Arts and Crafts, Toys and Music .....



FCC Calendar is Available!

ChinaSprout in Glamour Magazine! 

The 2005 "From China With Love" calendar is available now. Featuring adorable photos of girls and boys adopted from China, the proceeds from this calendar go to support Chinese children who remain in orphanages and Chinese Cultural Heritage learning opportunities for FCC-Indiana kids. Order the calendar now. Enjoy the discont to order two copies and more or a box of  25 copies.

New Arrivals from China

Flower Silk Blouse
      Silk Double Fish Flower Blouse
 Pucca Bracelet

Accessories for Kids & Baby Clothes...

Little girls will delight at our latest accessory additions just for her. Beautiful silver bracelets, adorable hairclips, and the whimsical panda accessory are great back-to-school accessories that will bring her many compliments. For babies, ChinaSprout's silk pajamas and cap and booties will keep them warm as toast as fall's cool weather approaches.


 Pucca Bracelet

Accessories for Ladies..

ChinaSprout's new pendants, earrings, and bracelets provide a wonderful compliment to any outfit. And, to keep you organized when you are on the go, make sure to check out our purses and make-up bags, which are great, even on their own. The silk double fish flower blouse is a wonderful addition to any wardrobe.


 Pucca Bracelet

Home Decor...

ChinaSprout has added some arresting watercolor paintings that would be a lovely addition to any home or office. For tea lovers, the Nine Dragon Filter Teacup allows you to enjoy the great taste of loose tea in a colorful and auspicious cup. The Double Happiness Porcelain Jar provides a great space to store small items, while adding an eye-catching Chinese accent to your room.


 Good Luck Silver and Blue Stone Earrings


Make learning fun with books and puzzles from ChinaSprout. Whether your child's interests are in geography, art, karate, language, or culture, there is something for every kid in our latest book category additions.


 Dragon and Phoenix Travel Jewelry Bags

Children and Folk Songs Music Sheets..

Learning piano can seem tortorous to many kids. Make their lessons more enjoyable by incorporating Chinese songs that they know and love into their practice. Choose from sheet music and CDs that cover Chinese folk songs to English classics. Many of these books inlude lyrics so they can sing along, adding to the fun.

 Teacher Thank You Card

Bilingual Picture Books...

ChinaSprout's bilingual picture books are a great way to support children in learning to read Chinese. Written in English and Chinese text, these colorful picture books tell tales of fables, fantasy, folktales, and more. Kids will enjoy the fun stories and parents can use them to begin basic Chinese reading comprehension.  

 Mr. Peabody's Apples

Music and Video...

Whether your interest is Tibetan, Classical, or Popular Contemporary Chinese music, you are sure to love our latest CD additions. ChinaSprout is pleased to add two more titles from the popular 12 Girls Band, who continues to be a customer favorite. Kids will enjoy our latest DVD and video, which tell stories of classic Chinese folktales and everyday life in China.


ChinaSprout's Rewards ProgramChinaSprout's Rewards Program

As a member of  ChinaSprout's Rewards Program, the more that you shop at ChinaSprout, the more you will save. Individual purchases began accumulating on April 1, 2004. Once you have reached $200 in purchases, you will automatically be enrolled in the ChinaSprout Rewards Program. You will receive an automatic 5% discount on all of your future purchases. After you reach $300 in purchasing, your discount increases to 10%. To find out how to save more on all of your ChinaSprout purchases, visit our Rewards page.


China TV

The China Related TV list is compiled weekly by Kirby Bartlett-Sloan. Kirby, an adoptive parent of three Chinese girls, has one of the most comprehensive TV listings of programs on China and from China that are in the English language.


Chinese Harvest Moon Festival

14:00-16:00 on HSN - Home Shopping Network - Other / Shopping

Murder, She Wrote - A Death in Hong Kong

In Hong Kong, a British trader (Barrie Ingham) attempting a merger with a Chinese firm is poisoned at a banquet. Jessica: Angela Lansbury. Emma: France Nuyen. McLaughlin: David Warner. Louise: Teri Austin. Mark: James Sutorius. April: Vivian Wu. Kai: Soon-Teck Oh. David: Dustin Nguyen.
16:00-17:00 on A&E - Arts and Entertainment - Network Series / Drama

Animated Tales of the World - The Magic Paintbrush

A boy receives a magic paintbrush that makes anything he paints become real in this tale from China.
18:45-19:00 on HBOFAM - HBO Family - Children's Show / Entertainment


 More listings... 

China in the News

NY Times

he Hong Kong filmmaker Zhang Yimou, in Europe to promote his next martial-arts movie, is bemused by the surprise response from American moviegoers to his first one, the epic which broke box-office records last weekend for an Asian film released in the United States...

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China Daily

Of the world's China scholars, Anthony Saich, 51, has had some unique experiences that the others have not.  As a result, he has a rare perspective of China, which has given him special insight into the nation and the changes it has undergone in the past 25 years...

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BEIJING, Sept. 2 (Xinhuanet) -- The Chinese Olympians have fully reached the targets set for them for the Athens Summer Games, laid down a solid foundation for a sustainable development and further improvement of overall potential of the country's competitive sports, China's top sports official said here on Thursday..

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Chinese Wisdom of the Week

"Riches are as worthless as dust; benevolance and justice are the most valuable things." This proverb stresses that benevolence and justice are the most valuable possessions. Compared with these qualities, wealth is worthless, and one should never discard benevolence for the sake of money. From 100 Pearl of Chinese Wisdom


Be good and just to all you meet and you will have many valuable things in life.


That's it for this week. Enjoy the rest of your summer days

Your Friends,

The ChinaSprout Team

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