Wintertime, for all its haunting and poetic beauty, often makes us want to curl up inside with a good book, film, or TV show. Here in China we have a multitude of TV stations (电视台, diànshìtái, with 电视 being the general term for TV) and a big variety of programs, but things on the tube still might seem unusual to Western viewers, so in this week's ChinesePod Weekly, we'll do our best to explain what Chinese TV is all about and hopefully teach a bit along the way!
In order for you to be able to plan your vacation you might want to have a look at the dates below. These dates are the official National Holidays for 2013. Not included is the fact that some may need to work the weekend before these holidays (depends on the company).
Spring Festival - February 9 - 15
(New Years Eve February 10)
Qing Ming Festival (Tomb Sweeping) - April 4 - 6
(Sweeping Day April 4)