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The slow death of Chinese rural circuses

The story of a Chinese Circus - Yongqiao, in northern Anhui, is considered the birthplace of Chinese circus with more than 300 companies, employing...

A tragic episode of cannibalism during the famine of the Great Leap Forward (Graphic Content)

Cannibalism in China: During the disastrous country renovation of the Great Leap Forward, China experienced one of its darkest periods, called the Three Years...

Chinese Women of America anti-Japanese demonstrations in New York in 1938: 15 beautiful pictures

A fundraiser parade of Chinese beauty activists organized by overseas Chinese  in order to fund anti Japanese activities in Wuhan.Newyorkers not only threw...

15+ images of Shanghai 1947-1949, on the eve of the communist liberation

A collection of fascinating historical photos of Shanghai made by the American photographer Jack Birns (1919-2008). Life magazine hired Birns to produce a report on...

30 dramatic images of the 1942 Henan famine

Henan Province was hit by a terrible famine between the summer of 1942 and the spring of 1943 that led to the death of...

Sky Burial: the macabre Tibetan ritual dissection

Even today, Tibetan communities continue to celebrate their ancient customs and traditions. Among these, one of the most special funerary traditions is related to...

The Hello Kitty Murder: Hong Kong’s most sordid crime in a decade

Detectives were skeptical when a pretty 14-year-old girl turned up at a Tsim Sha Tsui police station in May 1999 saying she was being...

26 images of Torture punishments inflicted on adulteresses in ancient China

In ancient China, chastity was considered a very important virtue. Victim's suffering and humiliation were important aspects of the Chinese tortures.Chinese ancient society was...

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20 images of Heqing of the Bai people of Yunnan

Not too far from Dali, lies Heqing, a beautiful and almost preserved example of the Bai people architecture. The Bai are one of the...

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Travellers to China will find that the country offers a wealth of wonderful attractions to enjoy. Filled to the brim with cultural treasures, beautiful landscapes and...

Piggy In The Middle: China’s Pork Trade Under Threat

There is a plague loose in China, sweeping across the mainland after an outbreak in Hainan Island. The symptoms are ghastly; the disease starts by...

Gender Equality and Female Empowerment in China and Hong Kong

The spotlight in 2019 is on female empowerment and social group Hong Kong Girl’s Power has organised its first ever ‘no-men-allowed’ event, designed to...