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

A singing duo’s subway dreamA singing duo’s subway dreamNot many people would think of the Beijing subway as a romantic place. But you might think differently if you take subway Line 5 during o…

A French woman’s passion to portray Beijing styleA French woman’s passion to portray Beijing styleGirls in the West are always worried about what other people think (about what they look like). On the contrary, Chinese girls don’t car…

A Chinese young man’s smog-inspired entrepreneurial endeavorA Chinese young man’s smog-inspired entrepreneurial endeavorChina is now notorious for its poor air condition and has become almost synonymous with reoccurring smog. So it is not surprising that th…

Kurbanjan Samat: A Uygur photographer's quest for harmonyKurbanjan Samat: A Uygur photographer's quest for harmonyOnce a normal school student studying Chinese mandarin, Kurbanjan Samat, a 32-year-old Uygur working as a cinematographer for CCTV, China…

ABS Crew: Climbing the graffiti wall in ChinaABS Crew: Climbing the graffiti wall in ChinaGraffiti sounds offbeat and underground to average Chinese. It is by no means associated with the term “art”, but often with ghetto and…

Through the lens of children: an interview with Pia MacRaeThrough the lens of children: an interview with Pia MacRaeJust as her causal and sporty look suggested, Pia was easy to talk to. Unlike many people in a leader’s position who either automaticall…