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Interview with Isaac Cheng, vice-chairman of Demosistō: the Hong Kong government must respond to the five demands

Isaac Cheng is the vice-chairman of Demosistō, currently a year three student in Sociology at Shue Yan University. He was inspired by the protests against...

To understand is difficult; to act is easy. Sun Yat-sen

Meaning: It's important to think and try to understand before acting. Origin: "Dr. Sun Yat-sen, father of the Chinese Republic, realised the detrimental effects of...

Whoever criticizes others must have something to replace them. Mozi

Origin: Mozi, Book 4; Universal Love III Meaning: Criticism without constructivism is pointless. 非人者必有以易之,若非人而無以易之,譬之猶以水救火也,其說將必無可焉。Whoever criticizes others must have something to replace them. Criticism without suggestion is like...

A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. Laozi

Origin: The quotation is from Chapter 64 of the Tao Te Ching ascribed to Laozi. Meaning: even the longest and most difficult ventures have a...

A frog in a well cannot conceive of the ocean. Zhuangzi

Meaning: of a person who has limited outlook and life experience. From Zhuangzi. 莊子/秋水 Zhuang Zhou (commonly known as Zhuangzi, 庄子, literally "Master Zhuang"), was...

Review of Vortex directed by Jacky Gan

Vortex is a Chinese action crime drama thriller where during a kidnapping gone awry, money and morals play a crucial role. Read the Review of...

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Douyu’s IPO Confirms Huge Demand for Live Streamed Content

In 2019, Chinese live streaming service Douyu filed for an IPO or initial public offering in the United States worth half a billion dollars. The service, which is mostly used to broadcast live video games, has more than 150...

“When our thousands of Chinese students abroad return home, you will see how China will transform itself”, Deng Xiaoping

Origin of the quote: Robert Hormats, vice chairman of Kissinger Associates, recalls meeting with Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping in the 1970s, when the nation still was recovering from the Cultural Revolution and many people had fled to...

Trump suggests a ‘personal meeting’ with Xi Jinping over Hong Kong crisis

US President Donald Trump has raised the possibility of a personal meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping to discuss the political crisis in the former British colony. In a tweet, Trump said he had "zero doubts" that Xi...

Hong Kong airport authority suspends flights for the second day

Tuesday’s action marked the fifth consecutive day of protests at the airport, as pro-democracy demonstrations entered their 10th week Hong Kong airport authority has suspended all flights as hundreds of demonstrators stage new rally a day after shutdown...

Hong Kong general strike: clashes between police and protesters

Tens of thousands of people protested on the streets of Hong Kong for the fifth consecutive day of demonstrations. The police have so far arrested more than 80 people during the seven simultaneous protests of Hong Kong's first...

Chinese Pictures by Isabella Bird

Chinese Pictures is a loving reproduction of the photograph collection first published by the intrepid traveller Isabella Bird in 1900. The images were all taken by Isabella on her long travels in China in the late 1890s, and...