Newsletter #147

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Dear Friend,

Easter is this Sunday. It is not too late to shop ChinaSprout for those last-minute Easter basket goodies. But, hop to it because many of our most popular products are going fast! Visit our Easter Page for special gift ideas for kids of all ages. You can also use this opportunity to enroll in our Frequent Shoppers Program, where you can save up to 10% on your ChinaSprout purchases. Visit our Rewards Page to find out how you can begin saving on all of your ChinaSprout purchases.


Last Minute Easter Shopping!

If the days have passed so quickly that you forgot that Easter is almost here, never fear! ChinaSprout is pleased to offer shipping options that will ensure that all Easter Bunnies receive their goodies before the holiday.  East Coast customers can order up until March 22nd 12:00pm and still receive packages on Friday by ground shipping (NY, CT, and NJ residents can even wait as late as March 24th). West Coast customers can order until March 23rd, 12:00pm and choose Next Day Air or 2nd Day Air, to receive packages by March 25th. Choose from many unique ideas to fill your Easter Baskets to the brim or decorate for the holiday with a ChinaSprout flair! Visit our Easter Page to see what we have in store.


Frequent Shopper Program Returns!


We frequently receive emails from customers who express great happiness with our products, selection, and customer service.  And we appreciate you as well! As a way to say "Thank You" to all of our loyal customers, we are bringing back our popular ChinaSprout Rewards Program. The more that you shop at ChinaSprout, the more you will save. Your purchases begin accumulating on March 22nd, 2005. Once you have reached $200 in purchases, you will automatically be enrolled in the ChinaSprout Rewards Program. To find out how to save up to 10% on ALL of your ChinaSprout purchases, visit our Rewards page.

New Products

Love Jade Pendant

My Chinese Dolly 

26 Alphabet Dragon Stamps 

Monkey - The Classic Chinese Adventure Tale


Get ready for Spring with beautiful accessories and keepsakes from ChinaSprout. Adorn a favorite outfit with one of our lovely bracelets or pendants. You can also choose from a variety of enchanting jewelry boxes and bags to keep your favorite pieces safe. Our fans will help keep you cool on warm spring afternoons and our stunning photo albums will protect your special memories of the season.


Arts & Crafts, Dolls…

Extend invitations, well-wishes, and thanks with unique stationary items from ChinaSprout. We have beautiful Chinese stamps that you can use to personalize all of your correspondence making them truly one-of-a-kind. Party guests will love to receive special momentos in our Double Happiness Candy Boxes. And for little girls, ChinaSprout has added a wonderful assortment of dolls and doll accessories that will appeal to a variety of  tastes.



Books are the perfect addition to any Easter Basket! ChinaSprout has a wonderful collection of children's books, including some of our recent additions of song books, martial arts guides, Chinese language, classic tales, and colorful picture books. Older Chinese language learners will appreciate the opportunity to practice and to learn more about the culture using our Chinese Traditional Culture and Modern Life books.



Music and DVD…

Contemporary Chinese music is popular with our customers. So, we have added an even greater selection of artists and albums from well-known Chinese musicians and bands of our times. For those who want to surround themselves with the joy of the New Year all year 'round, check out our festive New Year music collections and the fantastic CCTV's Chinese New Year Gala 2005.


Popular Products are Back…

Some of our best selling products are now back in stock!  Our shelves are full again with popular books, music, clothes, accessories, arts & crafts, toys, and more. Do not miss out on your chance to purchase these highly anticipated items before they sell-out again!

China in the News



Xinhuanet, March 16, 2005
BEIJING -- The mountainous areas in Southwest China's Guizhou Province are an enticing travel destination. But for Xu Benyu, the volunteer teacher who was recently honoured as one of CCTV's "People Who Moved China, 2005" after spending the past two years there, life was about more than charming scenery.  

Get the whole story here



People's Daily, March 21, 2005

An interesting phenomena is emerging at the Shenzhen/Hong Kong border. Thousands of children from Shenzhen are flocking across to school, to be educated in a city they do not live in. The youngsters are going to Hong Kong for what their parents say is a better education.   

Get the whole story here



Xinhuanet, March 18, 2005

BEIJING  -- A newly compiled list of 100 patriotic songs for middle school students has led to a heated debate about how patriotic education should be carried out. The list has sparked controversy because it includes some songs that encourage individualism rather than dedication to society.  

Get the whole story here

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.

Assignment Discovery: Asia's Expansion: Treasures and Travels

China's Golden Age was replaced by Mongol attackers and an isolationist Ming dynasty. The power of Japan's emperors gave way to feudal warlords who made an indelible mark on Japan's history and culture.
Friday March 25, 2005 5:01am-6:01am on DSC - Discovery Channel - Mini-series / History

Life's Little Miracles - "Xiuzhen's Open Heart Surgery"

Chinese orphan Xiuzhen travels to Toronto for heart surgery. Cerebral palsy patient Shannon hopes to be a candidate for surgery to reduce her severe rigidity and muscle spasicity with a pump that delivers medicine through her spinal column.
Friday March 25, 2005 6:30am-7:00am on Discovery Health Channel - Other

While You Were Out - Seekonk: Beijing Bedroom

Jennifer's parents' hideous bedroom features a waterbed with a wooden canopy frame, mirrors, upholstered leather and speaker shelves. Mark's plan is to turn this 70s relic into a Beijing bedroom, inspired by classic Chinese design.
Saturday March 26, 2005 1:00pm-1:30pm on TLC - The Learning Channel - Hobbies & Crafts / Lifestyle


More listings... 

Chinese Wisdom of the Week

 "I wish for the old to live in peace and comfort, friends to trust each other, and the young to be taken good care of."  -- Confucius

We here at ChinaSprout extend our own special wishes that you may have the warmth of family and friends this holiday -- and every day of the year. Have a Hoppy Easter!

Your Friends,

The ChinaSprout Team 

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