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Beijing Underground City
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Beijing Underground City

The Underground City (Chinese: 地下城; pinyin: Dìxià Chéng), also known as Dixia Cheng, is a bomb shelter comprising a network of tunnels located beneath Beijing, China, which has since been transformed into a tourist attraction.

It has been called the Underground Great Wall because it was built for the purpose of military defense. (Wikipedia)
Video: editing and shooting: abelvideo/dmsl.co
music: Felix L’Amour

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Traditional Bai Spring Festival in Yunnan
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Traditional Bai Spring Festival in Yunnan

Every year Bai people in Heqing celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year.

“Baizu are one of the ethnic minorities in China. Although most Bai people adhere to Buddhism, they also have their native religion of Benzhuism: the worship of ngel zex (Chinese: 本主 ben zhu), local gods and ancestors. Ngel zex could be any heroes in history, the Prince of the Nanzhao regime, a hero of folklore or even a tiger (for instance, Laojun Jingdi 老君景帝 is a tiger actually). There are also minorities practicing Taoism and Christianity.” [Wikipedia]

Video by: Matteo Damiani

Once we were a psychedelic band in China ...
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Once we were a psychedelic band in China …

In 2001 China-Underground team was a … psychedelic band in China! Listen to the only jam session that survived from that period.

The band was composed of Matteo Damiani, Daisuke Tanaka, Massimiliano Carponi, and Xiao Ou (AK47). The video was filmed in Beijing in 2001 by Dominique Musorrafiti.

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bizarre videos of professional mourning in Taiwan
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7 bizarre videos of professional mourning in Taiwan

All-female marching bands, strippers and pole dancers are hired at Taiwanese funerals to mourn the deads.

8 videos showing an unusual aspect of funerals. Band members cost about £27 and sessions lasts for up to three hours.

Related: Taiwan interesting facts 

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Funeral marching band from Nantou Taiwan

Band playing at a funeral

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Li Hongbo flexible sculptures will blown your mind
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Li Hongbo flexible sculptures will blown your mind

Classical sculptures revisited by Li Hongbo, a Beijing artist who uses mixed styles to bring to life these magical moving statues.

Sculptures are made of thousands of layers of paper and glue. via io9

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Internet addiction rehabs in China
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10 years of Internet addiction rehabs in China

A brief history of web addiction camps in China: brainwashing, electroconvulsive therapy, and other abuses were committed to patients over the years. New York Times … Read more

Overloaded Peking, 2001 documentary about New China
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Overloaded Peking, 2001 documentary about New China

Overloaded Peking is a documentary about Beijing and the Chinese modernisation we did in 2001 (MDDM, abelvideo).

It features a long and interesting interview (15:32) with a young Jia Zhangke about cinema, changes of the young Chinese generations, modernization of the country, the internet, censorship, and much more.

In 2001, Jia Zhangke movies (along with many other Chinese director’s works) were forbidden in China. Eventually, Jia Zhangke emerged as one of the most famous new Chinese directors. In the documentary appears also Zhao Tao (during Jia Zhangke’s interview) and Dj Gaohu. Please view the documentary at 480p, otherwise, the subtitles will be unreadable.

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A traditional Chinese funeral - video
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A traditional Chinese funeral – video

A traditional Chinese funeral on the street of Kunming, Yunnan.

Everyone wore a white or red scarf, tide around the head. People follow the funeral while musicians play some traditional Chinese music.

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Video by Matteo Damiani

Silvio Bunga Bunga days are over, new NMA video
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Silvio Bunga Bunga days are over, new NMA video

Berlusconi doing some community service for the plebe
Berlusconi doing some community service for the plebe

Berlusconi pulcinellaThe latest NMA video is all about Silvio Berlusconi persecution.

Following the original lines from the video:

Berlusconi “The most persecuted man in history” finally persecuted once!

Silvio Berlusconi, Mr Bunga Bunga, seemed to be invincible in the world of Italian Politics. Being convicted of multiple crimes, but always escaping justice. That was until yesterday, when one charge finally stuck, tax evasion! The panel of five judges confirmed Silvio’s four year sentence. Finally, the “most persecuted man in history” will taste justice! Except he gets to keep his senate seat, and he won’t go to real prison. But at least will have to stoop down and do some community service for the plebe.

 

 

urban villages in China
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City Eraser: the demolition of an urban village in China

Kunming, China.

Every day, millions of square meters of old slums are torn down to make room for luxury condos and shopping malls.

Although these neighborhoods are demolished, people try to lead a normal life.

A video showing the demolition of urban villages in China.

If you are interested in this topic, please check China Suburbia, a photo project on urban development in China.

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Video by Matteo Damiani | www.china-underground.com
Music by Felix l’Amour

topics: Chinese urbanization, urban villages, ghost cities in China

Dumb thief
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The dumbest thief wears a stool instead of balaclavas

Dumb thief

Probably was too late to turn back, once detected the presence of surveillance cameras in the place where he had slipped.

The thief has come up with an idea: wearing a comfortable plastic footstool on the head in the hope that he could disguise himself. The video is unintentionally comical.

Here the original Chinese version.

Hiv in China
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Sad documentary about AIDS condition in Henan

Hiv in China

Mistakes, abuses and prejudices of an entire system that underestimated and then inadequately treated a dangerous health problem with the wrong tools: inadequate medicines, medicines not approved by the United Nations, discriminations.

In China AIDS spreaded mainly thanks to selling blood. “In many rural areas of China during the 1990s, particularly in the province of Henan, hundreds of thousands up to millions of farmers and peasants were infected with HIV through participation in state-run blood collection programs in which contaminated equipment was reused.”(Wikipedia).

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