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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.

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Interview with Zhao Huizhou, fashion designer, curator of the Centennial Fashion Museum, and founder of the Hui Foundation

Zhao Huizhou is a Chinese designer whose fashion creations display a balance between tradition and modernity, enhancing timeless elegance and classic oriental beauty in...

Interview with Zhang Bo and Zhang Chong, directors of “The Fourth Wall”

The movie tries to break the wall that stands between us and our lives, memories and future. Zhang Chong and Zhang Bo are both graduates...

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said it is “very difficult” for China’s economy to grow at a rate of 6 percent

China’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew 6.3% in the first half of the year, and Li said the economy was “generally stable” in the...

Interview with Jared Stone, one of the photojournalists in the video of Hong Kong police throwing tear gas grenade at press members

Jared Stone is an Australian photojournalist and fully trained emergency nurse from Melbourne. From August 30, he is in Hong Kong to document the Hong...

People who are strangers to liquor are incapable of talking about literature. Mo Yan

Author: Mo Yan. Origin: The Republic of Wine, chapter 3, pag. 25 “People who are strangers to liquor are incapable of talking about literature.” ― Mo...

Interview with SimpleBao, Visual Storyteller and Street Artist

Bao is a Hong Kong born and based self-taught artist who mainly loves freestyle work with murals and illustrations. She started her career in 2015...

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Is the Chinese Economy Faltering?

Chinese industrial output has sunk to its lowest rate for more than a decade, according to official data. Chinese official data is notoriously unreliable, but it is likely to represent an optimistic interpretation of the figures. Amidst an...

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 an influential Chinese philosopher who lived around the 4th century BC during the...

“To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous.” Confucius

Origin of the quote: Chapter II, Analects, an ancient Chinese book composed of a collection of sayings and ideas attributed to the Chinese philosopher Confucius and his followers. 學而不思則罔, 思而不學則殆。To study and not think is a waste. To think and...

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...