Matteo Damiani

Matteo Damiani is an Italian sinologist, photographer, author and motion designer. Matteo lived and worked for ten years in China. Founder of CinaOggi.it and China-underground.com.

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‘The Eight Hundred’ pulled at the last minute at the Shanghai Film Festival

War movie 'The Eight Hundred' by Hu Guan removed as an opening film by the Shanghai Film Festival Read: ‘The Eight Hundred’ pulled at the...

Interview with Man-kei Tam, director of Amnesty International Hong Kong: what will happen next in Hong Kong?

We interviewed Dr. Mankei Tam (MK), director of Amnesty International Hong Kong about the recent protests against the extradition bill in China: what are...

Betwixt and Between By Margaret Sun

This is a unique memoir of modern China, a story of courage, of despair and of hope. Margaret Sun was born in Shanghai in 1935...

40+ Chinese Movies, Anime, Documentaries to watch on Netflix, June 2019

Top Movies, Tv Shows, Anime, Documentaries from China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan available on Netflix. Read: 40+ Chinese Movies, Anime, Documentaries to watch on Netflix,...

Hundreds of thousands of protesters in Hong Kong against the extradition bill: 72 injured

The bill, if adopted, according to the protesters, would allow China to suppress opponents and political critics in Hong Kong. UPDATE: At least 72 injured...

A conversation with Yafei Qi: generational gap, environment changes, social expectations

Yafei Qi - ⻬齐亚菲, born 1987 in Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province, China, lives and works in Berlin. She majored in Film and Video Art with a...

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Leader of Marxist students detained in China

Chinese police detained one of the leading Marxist students, on the anniversary of the 125th birthday of the founder of modern China, Mao Zedong. Related articles: 2018, the year of missing persons in China, Chinese marxist students detained...

Missing in China: people who disappeared in China in 2018

2018 was another terrible year for human rights in China. Between rehabilitation centers in Xinjiang, an ever more invasive and effective surveillance system, social control, a very heavy censorship, and an intensive propaganda, Xi Jinping's China has become...

The Murder of Pamela Werner: Interview with Graeme Sheppard

A Death in Peking investigates the cold case of the brutal murder of Pamela Werner in 1937 using primary source material un-examined. Born and raised in London, Graeme Sheppard is a retired police officer with thirty years’ service...

Could China’s “Fake Moon” work?

A few days ago the Chinese media (and others) talk about the project of launching a "fake moon" in orbit to illuminate the streets of Chengdu during the night. UPDATE: According to ABC, the project would consist of...

4 Chinese space companies to watch

China is investing hugely in the sector in the private space sector. According to a recent report by Space Angels, China has gone from 0 to 3% of the world market within two years.Related articles: The photographic history...

30+ Horror Movies from Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan to Watch

Chinese folklore, black magic, and ghost stories have always inspired horror films in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, and Japan … Here is a list of the most interesting horror films in our opinion.Beware of some spoilers that lie...