Home away from home: Beijing's urban villageHome away from home: Beijing's urban villageAs night falls, the village waits for all the tired people to return. No matter how hard they work, they cannot imagine owning a property in the city, but dignity and equality are dreams they are fighting for. The dream works as a painkiller for the men and women to swallow their unspeakable sufferi

Wang Yi’ou: Our love is strongWang Yi’ou: Our love is strongWang Yi’ou, our heroine, is a member of a group of people who are referred to by a lovely name, the china dolls. But there is nothing lo…

American entertainment lawyer seeking success in China’s booming industryAmerican entertainment lawyer seeking success in China’s booming industry“China is building 14 or 15 new movie screens every day, and this kind of growth is expected to continue for at least another 5 or 6 yea…

Alison Friedman and Ping Pong Productions: Linking China and the world through artsAlison Friedman and Ping Pong Productions: Linking China and the world through artsAlison, who has the grace of a dancer about her, which she is but only humbly refers to herself as a ProAm, impressed me with her bubbly …

Education in Sight: discovering the power of glassesEducation in Sight: discovering the power of glassesThere are many people who leave their mark in this world during their lives. But few actually make an impact. Andrew Shirman and Sam Wald…

A woman’s effort to revolutionize Chinese typingA woman’s effort to revolutionize Chinese typingCharacters, probably the Chinese people’s first and the longest-lasting invention, have boggled the foreigners for centuries. Learning C…

Taking a dip in Beijing’s melting potTaking a dip in Beijing’s melting potIt is a convenient habit to try to fit every new person we meet into a certain category. After all, this is the easiest way to store and …