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Dear Friend,

In celebration of the Easter holiday, we created a special Easter Basket for you to share with your little sprouts. This adorable "basket" includes many fun items for little ones, all packaged in a Limited Edition Panda tote. This is sure to be a hit on Easter morning! If you are interested in even more great ideas, visit our updated Easter Page, where you will find many wonderful Easter basket gifts, including decorations and beautiful apparel to celebrate the occasion. If your purchase equals $50 or more, remember to apply the coupon code listed below to receive your special Stone Panda Easter Egg. This week, we are pleased to offer more new products in the following categories: Children's Clothing, Accessories, Home Decor, Books, and Video & DVD.

Special Events

Easter Basket

Our Easter page is overflowing with oddles of exciting decorations, exquisite handmade eggs, books, toys, stickers, stamps, coloring books, games and more. All of these items make great gifts for your Easter or Passover celebration. You will also find beautiful spring apparel that will put even the prettiest Easter bonnet to shame. As a special treat, we've created a unique Easter Basket, filled with all sorts of wonderful goodies packaged in a fun panda tote, which is handy for Easter egg hunts!

FREE Easter Gift

To help you celebrate Easter, we are giving away a FREE Panda Stone Easter Egg to customers whose order totals $50.00 or more. Don't miss your opportunity to get this wonderful seasonal decoration. Our FREE Panda Stone Easter Egg offer is good while supplies last. In order to apply the coupon to your order, add the Easter Egg to your shopping cart. When you arrive on the Shopping Cart page, enter in the coupon code 1142901366 and hit the "Apply Coupon" button. After the coupon is successfully added to your order, you will see the message: "Coupon Applied". LIMIT ONE PER CUSTOMER.


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

New Products

Double Fish Silk Mandarin Dress

Embroidered Brocade Photo Albums

Double Happiness Silver Cufflinks

Korea Dance (VCD+Book)


Your kids will love wearing our newest apparel and you will love showing them off! We have adorable puppy socks and comfy pajama sets for babies. Plus, we have pajamas and satiny robes for older girls, which make a perfect ending to bath time. For special occassions, check out our Mandarin suits and dresses in wonderful springtime colors.

Accessories and Home Decor

We have added lovely new jewelry this week including earrings and bracelets for mom and silver cufflinks for dad. If you're looking for party decorations or even a thoughtful hostess gift, check out our fortune bags, Chinese character candles, or the take-out box, which also makes a great handbag. After the holidays, keep your special memories safe in our brocade photo album and keepsake box.


We have more great language books for both verbal and written language learning. No matter what your level of expertise, you will definitely find many helpful books in our collection. We also recommend Highlights of China for anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of Chinese history and culture. And, so you never lose your place, we have elegant new bookmarks.


Performing the graceful movements of Chinese dance is not only great exercise, it's also a lot of fun -- particularly when you practice with your children! Start a new Saturday morning tradition by replacing cartoons with fun family time and learn Chinese dance using our VCDs. After the kids are in bed, mom and dad can put their feet up and enjoy the moving contemporary film "Perhaps Love".

Suddenly I saw a rainbow . . .

I grew up barefoot and suntanned in a southwestern town that was spread between the mountains and the valley. When I opened the front door, I could smell evergreens growing on the Sandia mountains thirty miles away. My eyes were filled with sunshine and I walked quietly upon the earth. My desert home protected me like one of its own, a lizard that loves to be lazy. Then one day I took flight. Read the full 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.

A Baby Story - Baby Bloodgood

For the Bloodgoods adopting from China was an easy decision. Starting a family with their daughter Zoe made them want to do it all over again, but this time, Vickie will be flying halfway around the world without her husband. Friday March 24, 2006 2:00pm-2:30pm on TLC - The Learning Channel - China Adoption

Essence of Emeril - "Chinese Hot Pots"

Mongolian lamb hot pot; Chinese seafood hot pot. Friday March 24, 2006 2:00pm-2:30pm on FOOD - The Food Network - Hobbies & Crafts / Cooking

Globe Trekker: Southeast China

Zay Harding explores southeastern China. Included: Guangzhou; Hunan; Shaoshan; Nanchang; Rujin; Quanzhou; Hainan Dao. Also: Buddhism; Mao Zedong; tourism; the Communist Army's Long March; the Opium War. (2005) Click the title of the show above to see a detailed web page about the show. Friday March 24, 2006 8:00pm-9:00pm on WGTV (Atlanta PBS - check your local PBS listings) - Travel

Click here for more listings

China News

Execs see China as place to boost career

Dalleas Morning News - Bobby Carter shows all the symptoms of China fever. Each week, he meets with a private tutor to learn Mandarin. On airplanes, he listens to language tapes. And in his spare time, he reads books about the Asian powerhouse and blogs written by expatriates living there. China "is really intriguing to me. I want to experience it," said Mr. Carter, 44, UPS' international sales and marketing manager for the Southwest region.
Read the full article here

Rolling Stone tests China's Waters

NPR - Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - Rolling Stone magazine has launched a Chinese edition, although minus the sex, drugs and politics. The magazine, which hit news stands this month, comes out at a time when many are questioning the Western media's new role in the country. Wall Street Journal reporter Geoffrey A. Fowler joins us with some insight.
Listen to the show here

Wal-Mart in China

NPR - Monday, March 20, 2006 - Wal-Mart may be the biggest retailer in the world, but it doesn't even make the top 30 in China, where local stores dominate the market. That could change, if the Bentonville behemoth has its way. Patrick Hirsch reports.

Listen to the show here

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Wisdom of the Week
Tending the Roots of Wisdom

"Real flavour does not lie in refined liquors or sumptuous dishes; only the insipid is pure taste. The man who has attained the realm of perfect virtue is not the wonder maker who stands out from all his fellows. He is found among the run-of-the-mill." - Tending the Roots of Wisdom

This wisdom reminds us that often the greatest people are not those who have attained power, wealth, and notoriety. Instead, we will often find that those with the greatest virtue are practically unknown, except to those who lives they personally impact so deeply. May you find great satisfaction in life in the run-of-the-mill.

Your Friends,

The ChinaSprout Team

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