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:

The Hungry Ghost Festival in images

The Hungry Ghost Festival (aka Ghost Festival) marks the seventh month of the Chinese lunar calendar and it is celebrated both by Taoists to Buddhists. According to Chinese folklore, during the festival the restless spirits roam the earth,...

Parkour in China

Parkour freestyle pictures taken in Kunming, Yunnan, China.I took these pictures in 2008 in Kunming.At the time parkour was not very popular among young Chinese.That summer I met Shen Yiliu, a friend of a friend, and we...

China’s Millennials: Interview with Eric Fish

China's Millennials challenges the idea that this generation has been pacified by material comfort and nationalism. Eric is currently working on his next book, dedicated to Chinese students studying in American universities. Interview by Matteo Damiani Official site |  TwitterChina-underground:...

85 images of the Ancient Earthen Castles in Tulou, Fujian

Not far from Xiamen, about four hours by bus, surrounded by Southern Fujian hills, Yongding county hosts many Hakka roundhouses. Tulou and nearby area are a perfect example of this architectural style.Fujian Tulou is a property of 46...

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...