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Interview with Isaac Cheng, vice-chairman of Demosistō: the Hong Kong government must respond to the five demands

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Isaac Cheng is the vice-chairman of Demosistō, currently a year three student in Sociology at Shue Yan University. He was inspired by the protests against the National Education curriculum and proceeded to join Demosisto (香港眾志) when he was in secondary school. Cheng specializes in education and youth policies, especially issues regarding brainwashing education and pressure on students. He has also...

To understand is difficult; to act is easy. Sun Yat-sen

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Meaning: It's important to think and try to understand before acting. Origin: "Dr. Sun Yat-sen, father of the Chinese Republic, realised the detrimental effects of this kind of philosophy. He said, 'To understand is difficult; to act is easy.'" Great Britain and the East, Volume 61, Issue 2 To understand is difficult; to act is easy. Sun Yat-sen (1866-1925, 孫逸仙) known in...

Whoever criticizes others must have something to replace them. Mozi

Whoever criticizes others must have something to replace them
Origin: Mozi, Book 4; Universal Love III Meaning: Criticism without constructivism is pointless. 非人者必有以易之,若非人而無以易之,譬之猶以水救火也,其說將必無可焉。Whoever criticizes others must have something to replace them. Criticism without suggestion is like trying to stop flood with flood and put out fire with fire. It will surely be without worth. Mozi (墨子, 480-390 BCE) was a Chinese philosopher during the Hundred Schools of Thought era in the early Warring...

A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. Laozi

A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step
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 starting point. Featured image: Zhang Lu, Laozi Riding an Ox 畫老子騎牛. Light ink and color on paper. National Palace Museum 千里之行始於足下。 Qiān lǐ zhī xíng shǐ yú zú xià. literally: 'A journey of a thousand Chinese miles (li) starts beneath...

A frog in a well cannot conceive of the ocean. Zhuangzi

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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 an influential Chinese philosopher who lived around the 4th century BC during the Warring States period (476–221 BC). He is credited with writing - in part or in whole - a work known by its...

Review of Vortex directed by Jacky Gan

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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 Vortex directed by Jacky Gan

“To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous.” Confucius

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Origin of the quote: Chapter II, Analects, an ancient Chinese book composed of a collection of sayings and ideas attributed to the Chinese philosopher Confucius and his followers. 學而不思則罔, 思而不學則殆。To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous. The Chinese title (論語, Lúnyǔ) literally means discussion on the words .Written during the Spring and Autumn Period and...

“When our thousands of Chinese students abroad return home, you will see how China will transform itself”, Deng Xiaoping

When our thousands of Chinese students abroad return home, you will see how China will transform itself
Origin of the quote: Robert Hormats, vice chairman of Kissinger Associates, recalls meeting with Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping in the 1970s, when the nation still was recovering from the Cultural Revolution and many people had fled to live and study elsewhere. "When our thousands of Chinese students abroad return home, you will see how China will transform itself," Deng told him.Source:...

Capturing China in Nineteenth-century: the Photography of Isabella L. Bird

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Isabella L. Bird (1831- 1904) was a writer, photographer, and one of the most well-traveled of English explorers in the 19th century. Related: The best old photos of China , amazing old maps of China, eunuchs of Imperial China , Facts, History & Combatants of the Boxer Rebellion, 20 rare pictures of Boxer prisoners during late Qing Dynasty, The first...

Art Story from Webson Ji

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Webson Ji is a Chinese multimedia artist currently residing in New York City. He holds an MA degree in Sculpture from Savannah College of Art and Design and a BFA in Public Art from China Academy of Art. He is a member of the International Sculpture Center and an associate member of the National Sculpture Society.Webson is inspired by Eastern...

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