China Views

China experts roundups are a series of weekly roundups focused on Chinese culture, economy, lifestyle, design, architecture, contemporary arts, cinema, technology, Chinese history, Chinese language, etc.
China experts – We’ll ask a question to collect insights from a group of experts and we’ll publish the roundup on China-underground.

Big Trouble in Little China
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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 in … Read more

Human trafficking in China
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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 border … Read more

RongRong & inri, Interview
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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 careers … Read more

Getting Home
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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 …

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brain_failure
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Interview: Xiao Rong, Brain Failure Frontman

Brain Failure is a legendary punk band based in Beijing. They played punk music since late 90s. Their singer, Xiao Rong, is the son of … Read more

toy design
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Interview: Raymond Choy, founder of Toy2R

Hong Kong Toy Design – Raymond Choy is the founder and President of Toy2R. He spent 10 years working for a US footwear company. From … Read more

A conversation with Jia Zhangke
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A Conversation with Jia Zhangke

In 2001 in Beijing we interviewed a young Jia Zhangke.

In late 90s and early 00s most of the sixth generation of Chinese directors movies were forbidden in China. He is generally regarded as a leading figure of the “Sixth Generation” movement of Chinese cinema.

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Beijing UFO Research Organization---ufo in China
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Beijing UFO Research Organization: Interview to Zhou Xiaoqiang

China has its official UFO Research Organization investigating UFO activities in the country. In 2009 we interviewed Zhou Xiaoqiang, Secretary of Beijing UFO Research Organization. … Read more