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Dear Friend,


Let the holiday shopping begin with Olympic gear that will bring Christmas cheer to everyone on your list - not just sports fans eager for the summer games in Beijing! Anyone with a penchant for Chinese culture will love the jewelry, toys, clothes and other gifts on ChinaSprout's Olympic Pages. You'll find even more great gift ideas on our Holiday Shopping Page and in our two new catalogs chock-full of cultural and educational products.

Special Promotions

Olympic Products for the Holidays

From totes to ties and games to frames, each Olympic-themed product is rich in Chinese symbolism and culture. Whether or not your loved ones love sports, they'll appreciate the clever and creative ways China's charm is evident in every item. See some favorites below, and stop by our Holiday Shopping Page for more great gift options.

ChinaSprout Culture and Education Catalogs

Does your holiday routine include browsing the ChinaSprout catalog? Time to double the fun! This year, we have two catalogs - the usual culture edition and a new one with more educational items than you knew existed. If you've made a purchase or requested a catalog before, you'll automatically receive the Culture catalog. If you are new to ChinaSprout or have moved, or if you want an Education catalog, please request the catalog here.


Free Brocade Ornament

ChinaSprout offers you a FREE Brocade Ornament when your order totals more than $25. To apply the coupon, please add the Brocade Ornament to the Shopping Cart first, then enter the coupon code 1194923222 in the coupon box on the Shopping Cart page and hit the "Apply Coupon" button. After the coupon is successfully added to your order, you'll see the message: "Coupon Applied." Offer good while supplies last.  

New and Recommended Products

Commemorative Mascot Scarf

Create-Your-Own Ornament

Christmas at the Great Wall

Chinese Brush Painting

Olympic Accessories

Let Christmas begin the countdown to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Celebrate China's year in the limelight with silk scarves featuring the mascots, whose Chinese names together mean "Welcome to Beijing." Along with ties and keychains for every taste, we're highlighting a stylish canvas tote with leather straps and a Beijing 2008 plaque. Click here for more terrific choices.

Olympic Fun for Kids

Stuck on stocking stuffers? End the struggle here, with choices sure to make children smile. The Olympic mascots adorn frames, stickers and make-it-yourself ornaments. For game lovers, choose a unique deck of cards or the traditional Chinese tangram set guaranteed to keep kids - and their parents - busy creating one challenging shape after another.

Home Decor and More

Energize your home for holiday entertaining with vibrant silk and linen cushion covers, placemats and table runners. Even your Christmas tree will take on an Asian aura when presents are wrapped in our Great Wall Christmas gift wrap. (And we highly recommend those gifts include a few little red notebooks featuring Chairman Mao quotations and fortune cookie messages!) 


If books are your weakness, beware! This enticing selection includes several teen and young adult novels by Chinese authors, a collection of plays that help kids learn Chinese while performing Aesop's fables, and a bilingual book with a fun approach to Chinese character learning. We've also found a Chinese brush painting book that's perfect for long winter evenings.

Letha's Health Secrets

The San Francisco Chronicle wrote, “Letha Hadady, one of the nation’s leading experts on natural Chinese remedies, is leading a quiet lady-like revolution to bring herbal medicines from the Far East and elsewhere into everyday use in American homes.” Read the latest on her blog Letha's Health Secrets.


Pain Treatments

Do you have chronic pain or arthritis in the hip, knee or ankle joints? Cloudy, cold weather can make joints feel swollen and achy.

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. 


Bringing Home Baby - Hong Kong Immigrants

A couple born in Hong Kong who met and wed in the U.S. want to start a family, but the husband is a germaphobe and their dog is out of control. Monday November 19, 2007 10:30am-11:00am on TLC - The Learning Channel - Other


Click here for more listings

China News

Little-Known Entrepreneurs Putting China Near Top of Billionaires’ List

NYTimes - SHANGHAI, Nov. 6 — The United States has more billionaires than any other country: 415 by the last count of Forbes magazine. No. 2, and closing fast? China.
Read the full article click here


Wisdom of the Week

  When you meet a man of virtue, learn from him. When you meet a man without virtue, examine yourself to see if you have the same defects as he has." - Wise Men Talking Series  


In the daily news and sometimes in our own communities, it's a simple matter to find people lacking virtue. For inspiration and encouragement, let's take a tip from Confucius and seek out others whose character and moral excellence we can emulate.


Your Friends,

The ChinaSprout Team

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