Matteo Damiani

CHINA-UNDERGROUND. 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.

Recent articles

51 children injured after man sprays caustic soda in a kindergarten in China

On Monday afternoon, a 23-year-old man, Kong Mohan, unemployed, broke into Dongcheng Kindergarten in Kaiyuan City, Yunnan province, and sprayed caustic soda in a...

Hong Kong protests: Man set alight hours after protester shot by police as anti-government violence escalates

A man has been set on fire in the former British colony, as the city experiences one of the most dramatic days in over...

In joint case with U.S., China jails nine for smuggling Fentanyl

A Chinese court in Xingtai, Hebei Province, sentenced nine fentanyl traffickers Thursday in an apparent demonstration that China is serious about holding up its...

Macron in China to discuss trade deals and ‘taboo’ topics

French President Emmanuel Macron in China to sign new trade agreements and to talk about the protests in Hong Kong, Xinjiang. Landing in China on...

China’s top mobile operators switch on commercial 5G services

China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Telecom, China's three major mobile operators, on Thursday simultaneously launched their 5G service plans in 50 cities, including...

China adopts blockchain as a core technology

China is actively adopting blockchain, an underlying technology with a wide range of applications, and sees it as the new frontier of innovation in...

Articles:

Interview with Badiucao, political cartoonist, and rights activist

Badiucao (巴 丢 草) is an appreciated Chinese political artist and rights activist.The name Badiucao was adopted to protect his real identity. Badiucao uses satire and pop culture references as tools...

Interview with Michael Pettis: MAYBE MARS

MICHAEL PETTIS is professor of economics at Peking University and the founder of Maybe Mars, an independent music label started in the summer of 2007 to promote and support talented young Chinese musicians and artists. He has been...

Interview with Margaret Sun: Betwixt & Between

The autobiography of MARGARET SUN traces intertwining personal events and epochal historical events, the recent history of China, from Shanghai before the Japanese invasion, to the Xinjiang of our day, passing through the civil war, the liberation...

Interview with Wang Wen

Wang Wen, 惘闻, is a Chinese Post Rock band from Dalian in the North of China and they have been around since 1999. Wang Wen released ten full long albums so far for various Chinese and International indie...

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 the requests of the protestors, what are the political consequences of the demonstrations,...

Interview with Hao Wu, director of ‘People’s Republic of Desire’ and ‘All in my family’

Hao Wu (吴皓, Wu Hao, born 1972) is a Chinese-American film director, producer and writer, director of People’s Republic of Desire, about China’s live-streaming phenomenon (links below) and the documentary ‘All in my family’, a Netflix Original...