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expansion of China in South China Sea
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The reasons behind the expansion of China in South China Sea

South China Sea is a strategic area for Chinese government.

The region has been a source of much tension among countries with competing territorial claims to portions of the region, and China’s rapid expansion in recent years has only made things worse.

Paracels islands---expansion of China in South China Sea
from-moscow-to-beijing
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KM7402 – From Moscow to Beijing

“At the first route, from Moscow to Irkutsk, i’ve passed four days and half in the train, passing through 5000 kilometers of forests…”

Text & images by Aristide Russo

“Impossible, you’re crazy, i could never stay four days and half in a train, what have you done four days and half in a train?
“and this was only the first step…”

Round and round this is the answer that more or less everybody gives me when i start to tell about that mystical trip, the transmongolic. The curious thing is that at the end nobody want to know how did it go for real, or what mean doing a trip like this, sensations, emotions, how to stay in a train for so much time can change you, how much can be important to share your life with people that normally live in the opposite sides of the world, or simply to taste a mutton soup in the Mongolian dining car on a Chinese train crossing the Gobi desert, to ride a Mongolian horse for about 5 hours in the Mongolian steppe, to loose almost half hour for only 3 stops of the Chinese subway of Beijing, to be lost to find the most unlikely places and the most incredible people…

But most of all, how is to feel like a traveler?

maybe is dull listen someone telling all these stories, probably is hard to be so much curious, or more simply often is not interesting, but maybe, actually, it’s impossible to tell this trip without photography.

 

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Moscow-Mosca-Moscu-Москва- нисэх-莫斯科

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0 – 5185 KM
Moscow – Irkutsk

from-moscow-to-beijing---Moscow - Irkutsk

Koty

from-moscow-to-beijing---Koty
from-moscow-to-beijing---Koty

Baikal Lake – Bolshie Koty

from-moscow-to-beijing---Baikal Lake - Bolshie Koty

Irkutsk
Иркутск – Эрхүүгийн – 伊尔库茨克

from-moscow-to-beijing---Irkutsk
from-moscow-to-beijing---Irkutsk

5185 – 6305 KM
Irkutsk – ulaanbaatar

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from-moscow-to-beijing--Nature Reserve Gun Galuut---Irkutsk - ulaanbaatar

Nature Reserve Gun Galuut
Заповедник пистолет Галуут – Байгалийн нөөц буу Галуут – 自然保护区枪Galuut

Nature Reserve Gun Galuut

Ulaanbaatar
Ulan Bator – Улан-Батор – Улаанбаатар хот – 乌兰巴托

Ulaanbaatar

6305 – 7402 KM
Ulaanabaatar – Beijing

Ulaanabaatar - Beijing
Ulaanabaatar - Beijing

Beijing
Pechino – Пекин – Бээжин – 北京

Pechino - Пекин - Бээжин - 北京
Beijing Underground City
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Beijing Underground City

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.

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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 survived from that period.

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David Gamble - old images of China - chinese children
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China through the lenses of David Gamble: 40 images

David Gamble (Cincinnati, 1890 – Sydney, 1968), grandson of James Gamble, founder of Procter & Gamble in 1837, visited China for four periods doing Christian social work for the Y.M.C.A and conducting social surveys.

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prostitution-in-china
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The great Chinese reform of prostitution in 20th century: 33 amazing pictures

In 1949, just after the civil war, Mao embarked upon a series of campaigns that eradicated prostitution from mainland China. Mao claimed:”we need to clean … 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 Chinese modernisation we did in 2001 (MDDM, abelvideo).

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

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crazy buildings
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21 crazy buildings in China

Chinese website 163.com, compiled a gallery of the 21 craziest buildings built in recent decades in China.

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New Ink Painting
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Serene Scent: New Ink Painting

Over the last two decades, new ink painting has been the integral part of Chinese contemporary art movement/scene, and with the development of societal/economical climate and art context its art vision has been broaden and matured.

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