Newsletter #154

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Dear Friend,

ChinaSprout wants to help you keep your cool this summer, so we're giving away a FREE fan or Chinese umbrella for every purchase of $50 or more. We have also just received our new shipment of summer products from China. With more items expected soon, we wanted to share our excitement with our customers. This week, we have added apparel, jewelry, books, home decor and children's products. We can't wait to bring you more of these great products throughout the summer.We encourage you to browse through our latest additions, take advantage of the deep discounts of our Summer Sale, and don't forget to get your FREE fan or Chinese umbrella!

ChinaSprout's FREE Cool Summer Gift Offer


The long hot days of summer are here. During the warm weather, we all appreciate a bit of  welcome shade or the refreshing feel of a slight breeze. To help you keep cool off, ChinaSprout is offering a FREE fan or umbrella with any purchases of $50 or more. In order to apply the coupon to order your free gift, first add the fan or umbrella to your shopping cart. When you arrive on the Shopping Cart page, enter in the coupon code 1119845844 and hit the "Apply Coupon" button. After the coupon is successfully added to your order, you will see the message:"Coupon Applied".  This offer is valid only while supplies last.

ChinaSprout's Summer Sales!


In order to clear our shelves and make way for hot new summer products, we are offering spectacular savings on some of your favorite items. Visit the sales pages below to find great ChinaSprout products at bargain prices. We are offering up to 75% off on Apparel, Accessories, Home Decor, Arts & Crafts, Toys and more. Shop now before these sizzling deals disappear.


New Products

Eternity Mandarin Sleeveless Dress

Butterfly Handbag

Peony Flower Table Sets

Beijing Opera Tea Cup

Apparel and Jewelry…

Shimmer and sparkle this summer with beautiful jewelry from ChinaSprout. Our newest bracelets, pendants, and earrings will not only catch the sun, they will capture your heart. Pair them with our alluring Mandarin dress to create your own captivating summer style. Our simple Kung Fu jacket and intricately embroidered shoes make wonderful finishing touches. We have also added distinctive new Mandarin dresses for girls so they, too, can look party perfect.



Ask any woman and she will tell you that she can never have too many bags. ChinaSprout has added some attractive new purses to its collection, and you will have a tough time choosing just one. We have purses and bags for running around the town or a night out on the town. Choose from big bags and small bags, and everything in between. Throw in a cosmetic bag and silk journal and you will be prepared for anything.


Home Decor…

Bring the sights and smells of summer out of your garden. ChinaSprout's brightly colored peony table sets, baskets, and bottle holders makes any table, inside or out, seem like a floral oasis. Our Zen soap set will fill the air with the delightful scents of blossoms and herbs in bloom. When going out to parties, bring along a small token of your appreciation, like our tea cup, pen holder, or keepsake box, and you will be invited back again and again.


For Kids…

In addition to the popular Zoo Sticks and Fish Sticks, ChinaSprout now carries Farm Sticks. These fanciful children's chopsticks will help your children master the use of chopsticks and have fun doing it. Speaking of fun, make sure to check out our delightful new Pucca watches and hair ties. We have also added adorable Mandarin suits and dress for American Girl so your daughter and her doll can share matching outfits.



If you plan to travel to China soon or just want a quick way to learn important words and phrases, check out some of our newest language books, which will start you on your way. Language teachers, parents, and children familiar with the Chinese language will enjoy our wonderful new storybooks and folktales.


Popular Products Back in Stock

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

Next Wave From China: Exporting Cars to the West
NY Times, June 25 , 2005 - XINSHA, China, June 24 - Honda Motor began loading cars onto a ship here on Friday for export to Europe in China's debut as a volume exporter of cars to the industrialized world.

Get the whole story here

30 mln foreigners learning Chinese 

XinHua Net, June 25, 2005 - One interesting side effect of China's dramatic economic development is that more and more people from foreign governments, educational institutions and enterprises are learning to speak Chinese. Mastering four tones, word order and measure words was once thought as difficult as climbing Qomolangma. And it will certainly take longer..

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Traces of ancient men found near Beijing

China Economic Net, June 24, 2005 -   Traces of ancient men were found recently in the suburbs of Beijing, indicating other possible sites of ancient men in the city.  A large number of fossils of ancient animals including bull, sheep and rabbit were recently found in a cave behind Xitaiping Village in Shidu, a scenic spot in Fangshan District in the southwestern suburbs of Beijing, 70 kilometers from downtown.

Get the whole story here

Cultural comeback of modern Peking Opera

XinHua Net,, June 24, 2005 -   Most urban Chinese 45 years or over can hum at least a few or more bars of  arias or melodies of "yang ban xi," the so-called model plays of modern Peking Opera and ballets staged during the "cultural revolution" (1966-76).
Next week, they will have the opportunity to re-live the era of the "yang ban xi" when three of the modern Peking opera plays are staged by the National Peking Opera Theatre of China.

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. 

Chinese Jade

Thursday June 30, 2005 6:00am-7:00am on QVC - Other / Shopping

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.
Thursday June 30, 2005 6:30am-7:00am on Discovery Health Channel - Other

Springtime in a Small Town (Xiao cheng zhi chun) (2002)

In 1946 China the spark of love reignites between a married woman (Hu Jingfan) and her long-ago sweetheart (Xin Baiqing), the friend of her husband (Wu Jun). (Click the title above to have a new window open to the Internet Movie Data Base entry for this movie)
Thursday June 30, 2005 10:00am-12:00pm on SUNDNC - Sundance - Movie / Drama

More listings... 

Chinese Wisdom of the Week

"Kids letting off firecrackers -- feeling both joy and fear." - 100 Chinese Two-Part Allegorical Sayings

This allegorical saying is used to describe a person's conflicting psychological state of feeling both joy and fear at the same time -- much like young children at the tense but exciting moment when they light a firecracker. Though the fear is fleeting, the emotion keeps us rooted and warns us to be cautious in our approach. We wish you and your family a safe and wonderful 4th of July while letting off firecrackers of your own.

Your Friends,

The ChinaSprout Team 

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