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Dear Friend,

With winter in full swing, it is hard to believe that spring is on its way. Receiving and opening the first of our spring shipments from China definitely brought some warmth to our offices, though. We unpacked beautiful new apparel, accessories, and jewelry for adults as well as fun toys and accessories for kids. We have also added more books, DVDs, and music to keep you busy indoors during inclimate weather. Our Semi-Annual Sale is still going strong. Be sure to take a look at our sales sections for great prices on some of our best loved products.

Special Events


We are giving away a FREE Brocade Make-Up Bag to customers whose order totals $75.00 or more. Don't miss your opportunity to get this wonderful make up bag. In order to apply the coupon to order your free gift, add the Bag to your shopping cart. When you arrive on the Shopping Cart page, enter in the coupon code 1140495552 and hit the "Apply Coupon" button. After the coupon is successfully added to your order, you will see the message:"Coupon Applied".  

Semi-Annual Sale

Our Semi-Annual Sale is still on! We’re clearing our shelves in order to make room for more unique items. Many products across all categories are now available at greatly reduced prices. This is a wonderful opportunity to take advantage of great savings for yourself or to stock up on gift items for future giving! Check out these sale pages:

Spring a time of Healing and Rebirth

Herbs that protect the heart and circulation enhance improvement in all areas of life. Drink Chinese teas that keep your heart young. Asian herb foods that reduce cholesterol, improve circulation, and make the vessels more supple can increase oxygen supply to the heart. Read more in Letha's next article for ChinaSprout.

New Products

Embroidered Flower Mandarin Dress

Silk Scarf - Peony Flower

Silver Earrings - Mother

Father In Ulan Bator


Our newest shipment includes a beautiful women's dress and two colorful embroidered jackets. Men will appreciate the chenille Mandarin jacket, which is both stylish and comfortable. And, for children, we have three new Mandarin Suits from our branded collection. We also just received a new Great Wall T-shirt, perfect for casual days in the park.




Mother/daughter jewelry is one of our most popular products and we are pleased to add two sets of earrings with the mother or mother and daughter motif. We have also added lovely matching yin/yang and phoenix jewelry pieces, which make thoughtful gift sets. The Chinese character silver pendant and jade necklace are simple and versatile pieces that will compliment a variety of outfits.



ChinaSprout's purses and scarves are unique accessories that always draw many admiring compliments. Our newest pieces will be no exception and you'll love the attention they bring. Keep the cell phone charms and wine bottle covers on hand as useful and decorative accents for your gifts.


Toys and Kids' Accessories

This week, we have added fun little toys, which are really unique and that kids will love to show off to their friends. Pair our silk dancing fans with one of our great new children's dance VCDs and you have a fun afternoon ahead. For little girls, we have Pucca hairties. And, our smallest customers will look downright adorable in handmade tiger hats.


Books and Music

Enjoy some of China's most popular contemporary performers, whose CDs we continue to add to our expanding musical collection. We also have great new children's CDs including Father in Ulan Bator, a collection of songs that expresses the love between father and daughter. Looking for a good book? Daughter of Heaven is a compelling memoir about growing up Chinese-American in the 1950's.

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. 


Bringing Home Baby - Baby Makes Three

A child's grandmother wants the child raised in a traditional Chinese way. (2005)
Thursday February 23, 2006 10:00am-10:30am on TLC - The Learning Channel - Other


Within a Play

The American Shakespeare Theater Company copes with unexpected complications as they tour Taiwan with a modern-dress production of ``Hamlet.'' Saturday February 25, 2006 9:30am-11:00am on SUNDNC - Sundance - History


Secrets of Hong Kong

In Hong Kong, East meets West and the rich mingle with the richer. With more Rolls Royces per capita than any other city in the world, Hong Kong has become a self-indulgent Mecca for wealthy Sunday February 26, 2006 11:00am-12:00pm on TRAVEL - The Travel Channel - Network Series / Travel


Click here for more listings

China News

Ghosts of the Orphanage

American Radio Works - Sitting in their living room in a turn-of-the century house on a leafy street in St. Paul, Minnesota, Becky remembers the first time she met Leah. "She looked not at all like we'd imagined. She looked tough. She looked like a three-and-a-half year old you wouldn't want to meet in a dark alley."

Read the full article here


New semester starts in China

Xinhua News - A Chinese girl raises her hand to answer a question in a school in Beijing, February 20, 2006. Chinese students back to school for a new semester as their winter holiday comes to an end.

Read the full article here


A Pedestrian Drama That's Anything but Pedestrian

NYTimes, SHANGHAI, Feb. 19 — Working six-hour days at one of this city's busier intersections, where he cajoles pedestrians to respect the traffic signals, Li Debao has a hard-earned insight. Wu Wei, a Shanghai traffic assistant, armed only with a whistle, but without any police powers.
Read the full article here


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Wisdom of the Week
Quotations from Conficius

 "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." - Quotations from Confucius  


Confucius wisely expressed a sentiment that humans have carried on through history for thousands of years. We, too, wish the same for you and your family.


Your Friends,

The ChinaSprout Team

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