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Interview with Nate Thayer: How the Chinese recruit American journalists as spies

Interview with Nate Thayer, an American freelance journalist whose journalism has focused on human rights, areas of military conflict, and narcotics trafficking. On Sept 20,...

The curious case of mr Alfred Raquez, a Parisian fugitive on the run in the Far East

’Alfred Raquez’ was the pseudonym of Joseph Gervais, a bankrupt French lawyer who fled to the Far East in the late 1890s and had...

Why Chinese are building so many ghost towns?

In China, there are now countless of ghost towns, entire neighborhoods dotted with modern and often well-decorated buildings, but it seems that they are...

Interview with John Carpenter: Big Trouble in Little China

We asked a few questions to the legendary American director John Carpenter about Big Trouble in Little China, the cult movie that takes place...

Interview with Ben Randall, author of Sisters for sale

Human trafficking in China - Ben Randall, an Australian filmmaker uncovers a local human trafficking crisis: Vietnamese women are kidnapped and sold across the...

RongRong & inri, Interview

RongRong & inri, the influential photographic husband and wife team who have shaped contemporary photography in China and beyond, were recognised for both their...

Interview: Zhang Yang – “FALLING LEAVES RETURN TO THEIR ROOTS”

The most surprising thing about Getting Home is that it’s inspired by a true story ... What happened in reality?I came across it as...

Transexperiences – A conversation between Chen Zhen and Zhu Xian

Zhu Xian: How time flies! Ten years passed in a flash. I remember asking you at the end of 1986 when you were about...

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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...

“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...