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For your safety invite fasten good safety belt

I'm writing this on my way to Hangzhou from three days spent on Putuoshan. I'm on a long distance bus, the outside temperature display is reading 37 C, and I have my seatbelt on. Ordinarily, this last point wouldn't warrant much of a mention. But in a country in which wearing a seatbelt is seen as more of an option than a necessity, the fact that I have a seatbelt to wear is itself something of a novelty.

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24 Zhujia Hutong, Beijing

I visited Beijing for the fourth (or maybe fifth) time earlier this year and set myself the task of getting some photographs of hutong life and hutong people. In my previous visits I'd been too busy being a tourist to spend much time immersing myself in the ebb and flow of local Beijing life. This time ...

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Tiananmen Moon by Philip J Cunningham

With the 25th anniversary of the events of May and June 1989 just past, , and all the talk that went with it, it seems an appropriate time to take a look at an account of those momentous few weeks from the vantage point of someone who was actually there.

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China in Ten Words by Yu Hua

China in ten words. For a nation of over a billion people, with a history of over four millennia, it seems ten words just wouldn't suffice to say all that needs to be said. With all the talk of 'China's rise' and all the volumes written recently, you could even argue ...

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The Search for Modern China by Jonathan D. Spence

In the late sixteenth century, after two hundred years of rule, the Ming Dynasty seemed at the height of its achievement. From science and the arts, to governance and technology, China at this time was as advanced, if not superior to any of its counterparts in Europe.

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Sunsets and Summits: China in Silhouette

After the success of last week's Hong Kong in silhouette series, I thought it was about time I gave my China photos a little more blog time after a couple of months of neglect. I may not have finally made the move to the mainland just yet, but after returning almost every chance I've had over the past few years, on more than a dozen trips ...

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God is Red by Liao Yiwu

A centenarian nun, a martyred minister, a blind musician and a Yi village ceremony, God is Red by Liao Yiwu, is not so much a book about Christianity, but a book about the struggle of those who practice it in the world's largest Communist state.

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The Corpse Walker by Liao Yiwu

Ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Modern China has a history of elevating the carefully chosen everyman to hero, sometimes even mythic, status. Think Wang Jinxi, better known as Iron Man Wang, the oil driller who became a symbol of proletarian perseverance in the fledgling People's Republic after ...

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Ten more things China wouldn’t be China without

As I said at the time, my first list of ten things China wouldn’t be China without was in no way exhaustive. How could it be? In a land whose population is greater than that of North and South America and Western Europe combined, where each province could just as well be a country in itself, choosing ten things ...

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