China: Did You Know?
The Great Wall can be traced back as far as the seventh century B.C. The present wall was built during the fourteenth century. Its total length is 6,300 kilometers and it stretches from the sea in the east to the northwestern part of China, crossing mountains, the Yellow River and desert.
The Giant Panda lives in the cold damp bamboo forests on the hillsides of Eastern Tibet and Szechwan in Southwest China. There are very few still living in the wild and efforts at captive breeding have been largely unsuccessful.
T’ai Ch’i Ch’uan is an ancient form of exercise using ballet-like movements. Tai chi has been referred to as “yoga in motion,” a moving meditation - a powerful key to relaxation, increased focus and concentration.