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Dear Friend,

Visit ChinaSprout this week to discover an endless supply of wonderful products, direct from China. We have hundreds of new items in stock or on the way, as we prepare for the Winter holidays. This week, you will find beautiful jewelry, distinctive apparel for adults, home decor, stationary, books, toys, and even gorgeous Chinese-themed calendars for the New Year. Check back often, because we add products to our site daily and many items will go fast. While you're checking out our new products, be sure to visit our Halloween page where you will find all sorts of goodies for an evening of tricks and treats. Make sure to take advange of the special on our adorable Halloween take-out boxes, which are great for school and party goody bags.

Special Events
Halloween Chinese Take-out Containers

Happy Halloween Rewards from ChinaSprout!

ChinaSprout has a selection of Halloween products to help you have a howling good time this Halloween. From now until October 31st, you can buy two Halloween Take Out Containers and receive the third set for Free. These Chinese take-out containers are spook-tacular! Use them to make goody boxes for Halloween fun, parties, or Trick or Treating!


2006 From China With Love Calendar

The 2006 From China With Love calendar is available for Pre-Order 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 kids. Enjoy a discount when you order two copies and an even greater price break when you order a box of 25.

New Products


2006 Wall Calendar

Asian La Newborn
Play Doll

Double Happiness
Tea Set


Spice up your wardrobe with lovely dresses, skirts, and jackets from ChinaSprout. Be daring and incorporate one of our jackets into your suit wardrobe or wear a sensational Qipao dress to a seasonal party. Men will find our Calligraphy Linen shirt stylish enough to wear to work and comfortable enough to wear every day.



ChinaSprout has added a dazzling array of spakling silver jewelry for both men and women. A varied selection of pendants, earrings, necklaces, and cufflinks provide something for everyone. Each piece evokes special sentiments of love, longevity, good luck, and more.


Home Decor, Stationery

Drawing on the beauty of Chinese artistry, each of our home decor products will add a wonderful handcrafted accent to any room.  Choose from teapots, chopsticks, oil paintings, and more. You can also stock up on cards and gift bags to make sure that you have everything in hand in time for the winter holidays.


Books, Calenders

We have added engaging langauge books and tools for young and old, as well as the latest Harry Potter book, now available in Chinese. For an escape on a crisp autumn afternoon, curl up with the beautiful "Chinese Sketchbook" or the intriguing English-language novel, "And Baby Makes Two". Purchase your 2006 calendar now and get a head-start on filling in important dates.


Kids Stuff

We have an amazing collection of dresses and suits for your child's baby dolls. Many of these pretty outfits coordinate with some of our dresses for little girls. Entertain her on a rainy day with a ChinaSprout tea party -- complete with our new mini tea set, dolls, and matching dresses. The stickers, red thread bracelet, and temporary tatoos make great gift bag items.


Popular Products are Back 

Many of our most popular items are now back in stock. These much-requested language tools, toys, CDs, apparel, jewelry, and home decor products sell out fast, sometimes within days of arrival. While we are constantly re-ordering these popular products, we encourage you to take advantage of their availability now so you don't miss out on something you just "have to have".

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.


The Amazing Panda Adventure (1995)

The fate of a Chinese wildlife preserve hinges on two children who join forces to rescue a panda cub from poachers.Director: Christopher Cain Performers: Yi Ding, Huang Fei, Stephen Lang, Ryan Slater Rating: PG  Friday October 21, 2005 7:00pm-8:30pm on HBOFAM - HBO Family - Movie / Adventure

Auto Racing - Formula One Chinese Grand Prix

The Formula One Chinese Grand Prix, the F1 season finale in Shanghai. Rubens Barichello won last year's inaugural race on the 5.4km course. Saturday October 22, 2005 12:00am-2:30am on SPEED Channel - Sports - Auto Racing

Globe Trekker: Central China

Megan begins her journey in the booming capitalist city of Shanghai. After a few frenzied days there, which include a vigorous massage from a blind masseur, she will visit the silk capital of Suzhou, to learn about silk and classical Chinese gardens. Click the title of the show above to see a detailed web page about the show. Saturday October 22, 2005 10:00pm-11:00pm on TRAVEL - The Travel Channel - Travel


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China News

Shanghai, a Far East Feast

NY Times - SHANGHAI, Oct. 9 - MADE for trade, the modern city of Shanghai came into being in the second half of the 19th century as a commercial link with the West. British, French, German and American traders settled there, eventually ollowed by White Russian refugees.

Read the full article here


Classes in Chinese Grow as the Language Rides a Wave of Popularity

NY Times - CHICAGO, Oct. 14 - The future of foreign language study in the United States might be glimpsed here at Louisa May Alcott Elementary School, in a lassroom where lanterns with cherry blossoms and pandas dangle overhead, and a paper dragon, an American flag and a Chinese flag hang from the wall. 

Read the full article here


Dark Tale Changes Fields, Along With Its Director

NY Times - NEW YORK - "Raise the Red Lantern" (1991) was a striking if dour film by Zhang Yimou. "Raise the Red Lantern" (2001, revised 2003) is a nearly two-hour ballet directed by Mr. Zhang but not choreographed by him. It was given its first New York performance on Tuesday night by the National Ballet of China at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Read the full article here


Oldest noodles unearthed in China

BBC - October 12, 2005. The remains of the world's oldest noodles have been unearthed in China. The 50cm-long, yellow strands were found in a pot that had probably been buried during a catastrophic flood. Radiocarbon dating of the material taken from the Lajia archaeological site on the Yellow River indicates the food was about 4,000 years old.

Read the full article here


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Wisdom of the Week
Tending the Roots of Wisdom

"The mouth is the doorway of the heart. If it is not closely watched, your true motives and intentions will spill out. Thoughts are the feet of the heart. If the thoughts are not well controlled you may find yourself traveling the road to perdition." - Tending the Roots of Wisdom


It is quite easy to say negative things or think unkind thoughts. If we do not manage our words and thoughts, we can take ourselves down a path of unhapiness. However, when we pay attention to what we think and say, our hearts will travel a road of joy. We wish you much happiness as you forge the path between your mind, and heart.

Your Friends,

The ChinaSprout Team

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