Sonny’s Uncle Andy lived in China for 3 years. He lived in Guangzhou (pronounced: “gwung – jo” ) in southern China. In southern China they speak Cantonese, which is different to Mandarin, the official language. He told Sonny these things about China.
The Chinese invented ice cream. The famous Italian Explorer Marco Polo visited China and brought back the recipe for ice cream to Italy. [We will learn about Marco Polo!]
Living in China is very different to living in Britain. It is very important to eat meals together in China. You must always leave some food on your plate when you have finished or the other people will think you are being rude and saying that they did not give you enough food.
There is a statue of Bruce Lee, the actor and martial arts expert, at Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong. Hong Kong was a British colony until 1997 when it was given back to China. [We will learn a little about Chinese taiji and martial arts.]