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Learn how a trusting shepherd inspired the idiom, "To usher the wolf into the house" (To ask for trouble).

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The story continues with Liu Bang plotting to seize the strategically-important Guanzhong area with a clever tactic of deception dubbed "To Secretly Cross at Chencang." After defeating Xiang Yu, Liu Bang went on to found the Han Dynasty.

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This story brings alive the Chinese idiom about contentment. It depicts how a small little bird that is not strikingly beautiful stays happy every day.

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A grizzly tale of a mysterious series of murders in Qing-era Guangdong gives us a saying which means "an absence of justice." This video explains the origins of the phrase and breaks down its meaning character by character.

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Do you know whether ginger grows on the ground or in a tree? Unfortunately for the man in this video, neither does he.

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This Eastern Han-era story of a principled man who turned down a duke's invitation is the origin of an expression which means "to flatter and suck up to."

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Never look down on someone who is not as good as you in some areas. Here's why.

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Did you know that a bottle of champagne can actually be a lethal weapon? Only if the bottle isn't opened correctly, that is. Watch Martin teach Zorro the basics of opening champagne in this episode of "The Connoisseur."

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Do you know what exactly is inside a bottle of champagne? Where do those gas bubbles come from? Find out in this video!

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In order to appreciate wine, you have to start with the fundamentals. In this video, get a basic introduction to the world of fine wines.

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Before you even take your first sip of a wine, there’s a lot you need to know. From pouring, to swirling, to smelling, this video has it all.

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Just when you think you’re ready to sample a wine, there are a few essentials that you can’t forget. In this video, let Martin the expert fill you in on just exactly what they are.

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On "The Dating Show," where a male guest tries to sell himself to 24 potential girlfriends, video blogger Dou Hongyu seems to be doing pretty well – despite comments by one girl that he looks like he still belongs in primary school – before taking a nosedive with some outlandish statements about his future wife's physical assets and place in the home.

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Dou Hongyu is forced to make an exit after none of the girls vote for him, but still gets some compliments about the importance of his work in China today.

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A young man discusses what it means to be happy in the context of living in a big city and with a high-stress job.

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Three people discuss the the meaning of happiness. For some it's living a good life and flourishing; for others it's the little things.

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Ever wonder how wine is paired with Chinese food? In this episode, Martin shows us how to bring them together in perfect harmony. And don’t forget to toast at your next meal!

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Which wine should you choose to go with Drunkard Chicken Shao Xing Style?

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Which wine should you choose to go with sautéed shrimp?

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Made by CCTV, this effective commercial employs seven simple lines to communicate a clear message: Today, this is how we love our country.

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Chinese tea plays an important role in a Chinese family, within and beyond the shores of China. Pu'er tea is touted as a semi-rare tea. The most famous Pu'er tea is from the Yunnan Province in China. A good grade of Pu'er tea is expensive and its value increases with age. Learn all about the Pu'er tea, its varieties, grades, production, packaging, storage, etc., from this series of videos.

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