520 dogs intended for slaughter freed in China thanks to micro blogging

dogs freed in China

Dogs freed in China – On April 15 a truck carrying 520 dogs to a slaughterhouse, was stopped by the coordinated action of a Beijing animals protection organization, goal achieved thanks to a micro blogging platform.

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20 rare pictures of Boxer prisoners during late Qing Dynasty

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Pictures of the boxer rebellion: in the late Qing Dynasty (1899-1902), China was plagued by an xenophobic conflict that bloodied the country for three years.

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Age of Enlightenment?

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The National Museum, one of the main building on Tian’anmen square has re-opened its doors after 4 years of renovation. Its total floor space is around 200,000sqm, over 3 times more than the Louvre. In the frame of a bilateral cooperation between Germany and China, for the grand opening almost 600 art pieces have been … Read more Age of Enlightenment?

30 amazing images of a century-old Chinese sauna

old Chinese sauna

Chinese bath culture – The old culture of public bathhouse and saunas is threatened by modernization.

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Beijing designer built an egg house

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Daihai Fei is from Hunan and is a newly university graduate. With spending only 6400 Yuan (650Euro) and a lot of creativity, he managed to build this house in his spare time.

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30 years of Bikes in China – 15+ images

30 years of Bikes in China

30 years of Bikes in China – Once China was renowned as “The Kingdom of bikes”. Things have changed nowadays. The streams of rickety bikes across the streets of Chinese cities have been replaced by electric motors, automobiles, and mini vans. Today, due to the smog and pollution, bikes have been regaining their proper position. … Read more 30 years of Bikes in China – 15+ images

Brave New Beijing

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Recently a book and a movie, both based in Beijing, gave me some insights about China’s present and future. by Alessandro De Toni The first one is a novel published in Hong Kong, for a relatively little niche of mainland Chinese readers, while the second one is the film adaptation of a local bestseller. The … Read more Brave New Beijing