Congee is a very common Chinese dish, and there are many types of them. Sometimes people differentiate them under their main flavours: plain, sweet, savoury and sometimes sour. You can also group them under geographic types: Northern and Southern. And of course, it can be grouped under the contents, the ingredients in the congee. These type of congees often have their own names, such as the famous century old egg with salted pork congee.
The New Zealand China Friendship Society and this website focuses on improving the connection between New Zealand and China. One way to do this is to learn more about each other. It would be great if NZCFS members, as well as people who are interested in joining the NZCFS who are in New Zealand or China, could share some details about their experiences. For those born in New Zealand, you could share why you want to learn about China, your experiences in China, be it study, work or travel, and say what you want to learn. For those born in China, why do you want to know more about New Zealand, what do you want to learn about it and your experiences here (work, study, travel).
Here are some thoughts on the idea of volunteer tourism in China. Volunteer tourism is a relatively new field that usually involves a young person volunteering in a foreign country to improve the social conditions of a local community, and is arranged by a sending organisation. In the past decade, there has been an academic focus on this topic that suggests there are positive benefits for the participants involved. Despite this, a recent critical field of volunteer tourism has grown, highlighting the number of risks involved with these projects, especially with regard to the target audiences. As a result, a volunteer tourism project in Guangzhou, China, organised by AIESEC, was selected as a case study to explore these ideas.