Bouvet still remembered that the old big house was totally empty with no floors and windows but four walls and a rooftop. The entrepreneurs spent one year and a half to remodel the structure that’s 17 meters high and 100 meters long into La Plantation—a three-storey art space featuring theatre, gallery, design workshop and a restaurant.
Colin Mackerras is a world-renowned sinologist and specialist on China’s international relations. He has also won international acclaim for his research on Chinese theatre and China’s ethnic minorities, politics, social development, and image in the West. Over the past half century, the Australian academic has authored and edited over 20 books on China-related studies, with most of the works are based on his on-the-spot investigation and analysis of a wide range of sources.
The idea of producing a magazine targeted at helping global audience to better understand China first occurred to Steven Irvine more than a decade ago when he and his Chinese wife talked casually over dinner. “My wife has been an important influence. She often talked about what was happening in China based on what she read in local Chinese media and the internet,” the Hong Kong-based writer and CEO of e-magazine Week in China told Sino-US.com in a phone interview. Back in 2006, it dawned on …
“Despite some political rhetoric nowadays, so many exciting things, especially in science and technology, are going on between China and the United States,” Reno told sino-us.com. He hopes partnership projects like the one his group is pushing could benefit people in need and help strengthen the friendship between the two countries.
Howard Milstein, an esteemed American entrepreneur and philanthropist from New York, was granted the 2016 Marco Polo Award recently in Beijing for bringing together leading medical talent and institutions from China and US and funding their exchanges. Mr. Milstein established the Milstein Medical Asian American Partnership (MMAAP) Foundation in 2011, with the goal to improve world health by developing mutually beneficial partnerships between the US and China.
The 68-year-old Belgian regards China as his second home and has worked assiduously to facilitate China’s top construction projects including the Birds Nest and Water Cube. He’s known to have acted as a bridge between the Chinese administration and foreign business community while China prepared for its 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
Philippe Metoudi and his partner Lionel Friedfeld have co-authored Israel and China—From Silk Road to Innovation Highway, which is recognized by critics as the first book that explores into the heart of Israel-China relationship.
Coming from the Netherlands, Fokke Obbema is a veteran journalist working with de Volkskrant, a Dutch newspaper, since 1991. However, his first encounter with China did not come as late as 2008. That trip ignited his passion to write the book, China and the West, Hope and Fear in the Age of Asia.
The final destination of this guided Yangtze trip was the city of Yichang in Hubei province. Like many other important trading cities during the end of the Qing era, Yichang was opened for foreign trade in 1870s by the British. Nowadays, Yichang is most famous for the Three Gorges Dam, which is a one-hour car ride from the city centre. The city is the final destination for most of the tourist ships coming from Chongqing.
But when I think about the Yangtze River dam project, it is very hard not to touch upon the enormous damage to traditional life, culture and nature. Thirteen cities and more than hundred townships were demolished over the years to prepare for the rising tide. About 1,700 villages were flooded. Over the years, the mighty Yangtze stream became a storage reservoir.
It has been two years since I last came to Chongqing and apparently the face of the city has changed again in an exceptional way.
Ross Lewis, an American artist who is well-known for his Chinese literati painting and an art educator, recently completed his first large museum exhibition at Today’s Art Museum in Beijing, where his latest work, Rope Paintings, made a debut.
We don’t have a set song list. Each night I’ll look at the crowd and determine what kind of music we will play. We may play a little jazz to get started before firing it up. It depends on the mood.
There is a saying that American films are about capital while French films are about art. A young French director said he would sacrifice everything for his film. Now the independent filmmaker is biding his time in Beijing.
While Korean-Mexican fusion food became a popular trend in the US in 2009, soon after the first food-truck serving Korean tacos and Kogi Korean BBQ opened in Los Angeles in late 2008, here in Beijing it is still a novelty.
China began to cooperate with Israel on agriculture in 1990s. It brought in not only revolutionary pilot projects but also an irrigation engineer who became rooted in Beijing’s expats community.
Girls in the West are always worried about what other people think (about what they look like). On the contrary, Chinese girls don’t care if they look stupid or ridiculous.
Just as her causal and sporty look suggested, Pia was easy to talk to. Unlike many people in a leader’s position who either automatically put themselves on a higher ground or acquire an air of authority, Pia remained very unpretentious and very personable. Her self-deprecating British humor also added to her charms.