The People's Republic of China (commonly referred to as China) includes mainland China and the Hong Kong and Macau special administrative regions. These last two regions became part of China again in 1997 and 1999 respectively. Hong Kong was previously a British colony and Macau a Portuguese colony.

Official nameChina
SurfaceOppervlakte 9.596.961 km²
time differenceUTC +8

Traditional Chinese clothing is usually referred to as hanfu. The clothes someone wore depended on his or her status in society. Each social class had a different sense of fashion. In the early People's Republic, Mao Zedong inspired fashion with his own variation of the Zhongshan suit. That became known in the West as the Mao suit. The cheongsam became the standard dress for women.

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Photo credits : Videostill: Merijn van den Brand -Fenmei Hu
06-12-2021 China

Fenmei Hu from China

Fenmei came here as a 9 year old girl to live with her mother. She was raised by her grandparents and she didn’t really know she had a mother here. In 1911 the first Chinese arrived in Rotterdam and in 1930 they started their first restaurant on Katendrecht. Here the Dutch learned how to go… Read more

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