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Cake Thief, Beijing

Taken in Cheniandian Hutong, near Guozijian and the Confucius Temple in northern Dongcheng, Beijing, I assume this kid wasn't actually stealing cakes. It made a nice little photo nonetheless. Cheeky monkey!

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The Party by Richard McGregor

When Rupert Murdoch attended a dinner in Beijing in the late 1990s, he remarked that in all his visits to China, he had yet to meet a Communist. A strange remark indeed considering he was dining in by far the largest Communist state in the world ...

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Video: Tanks on the streets of Beijing

Given that tomorrow is Anti-Japanese (war) day in China, it seems an appropriate time to share this recently rediscovered video from way back in 2009. Back then, I was only a couple of days into my first trip to China, travelling from Beijing to begin what turned into almost five years of photo taking and dim sum eating down in Hong Kong.

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The Travelling Monkey Street Show, Shaoxing

That’s entertainment! At first, there were just two guys holding a bunch of monkeys attached to ropes. Five minutes later, a crowd three-deep had gathered and the beaming faces said it all. Evidently, this was the kind of thing that passed for Saturday afternoon entertainment in the kind of place that Shaoxing is – the kind of place where watching a monkey smoke cigarettes brings squeals of delight and ...

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Ten of the Best: Shanghai Timelapse Videos

These days, it seems every week a new time-lapse video hits the internet showcasing another world city in all its neon-lit glory. Given that Shanghai has become almost the de facto standard of the 21st metropolis in the eyes of many, it comes as no surprise that the city I've called home for the last twelve months ...

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Film Review: The Last Emperor (1987)

For someone with almost no hold over his own fate for the majority of his sixty-one years, Aisin-Gioro Puyi (愛新覺羅·溥儀), the last emperor of China, led a remarkable life. From the time he was chosen to be emperor by the dying Empress Cixi aged two years and ten months, to becoming the puppet emperor of Manchukuo ...

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