"Playing Chinese chess while keeping watch" Top 5 Page for this destination China Local Custom Tip by SLLiew

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At the many neighborhood streets, bus stops, subway stops, you can see men and women of different ages with a piece of red cloth pinned to one their sleeve.

So when they are on the street, they could be sitting, fanning and chatting with their friends.

Or playing Chinese chess. Chinese chess involves checkmaking the king. There is a "river" between both sides on the board and some pieces can cross the river while others cannot.

The pieces of opposing sides are differently colored and have different Chinese characters but with the same sounds to differentiate (in case someone is color blind?)

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  • Written Sep 26, 2008
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