China-Underground

CinaOggi.it and China-underground.com are two websites focused on China and Chinese culture. The site includes thousands of articles on this country structured in categories: news, trends, economy, history, art, guides, literature , pictures gallery, videos and Chinese cinema.

Recent articles

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...

Articles by this author

Hong Kong, after the clashes, towards a general strike

After weeks of massive protests, and clashes between citizens and the police (and even groups of thugs hired to beat up protesters), the pro-democracy movement is entering a new phase. The organizers of the movement are calling for...

Review of ‘The Sound Of Dali’ by Zhang Yang

The Sound Of Dali is a melodious, harmonious and peaceful journey in the romantic and poetic spirit of Dali. Review of ‘The Sound Of Dali’ by Zhang Yang

Planet China vol. 06

Insights & Interviews with Artists, Writers and Thinkers. In this volume: Hao Wu, Badiucao, Margaret Sun, Elsbeth Von Paridon, Yafei Qi, Eric Fish, Zhang Yang, Hannah Li, Song Wen, Michael Pettis. Read the magazine:

At least 36 injured as hundreds of masked men assault protesters, journalists, and residents in Hong Kong

A mob dressed in white assaulted residents, protesters, journalists and a lawmaker in Yuen Long, hours after an anti-extradition law march ended. At least 36 people had been sent to a hospital or had sought treatment, according to...

22 countries call for the closure of re-education camps in Xinjiang

More than 20 countries, including Japan, Germany, France, and the United Kingdom, have issued a joint statement condemning the mass detention in China of Uighur citizens and other ethnic minorities in the region. In the letter addressed to...

Chinese border guards put spyware on tourists’ phones

According to a group of publications, including The Guardian, Motherboard and The New York Times, Chinese border guards put text-stealing malware on the phones of visitors entering through certain checkpoints, as part of the government’s intensive scrutiny...