September 1, 2014

guardian:

Students of the Shaolin Tagou martial arts school create mesmerising patterns as they practice for the opening ceremony of the 2014 Youth Olympic Games.

(Source: theguardian.com)

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August 31, 2014
"The capital, like most Chinese cities nowadays, has been changing fast—the biggest local map publisher updates its diagrams every three months, to keep pace with development. But the layout of my neighborhood has remained more or less the same for centuries."

Peter Hessler writes in his 2006 story on life in a Beijing alleyway. (via newyorker)

(Source: newyorker.com, via newyorker)

August 30, 2014
plasmatics-life:

 Quarry Bay | Hong Kong ~ By peter stewart

plasmatics-life:

Quarry Bay | Hong Kong ~ By peter stewart

(via theworldofchinese)

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Filed under: Hong Kong 
August 29, 2014

chinadigitaltimes:

ted:

Now you see him… Take a close look at each of these pictures and see if you can spot the Invisible Man. Chinese artist Liu Bolin vanishes into his work (by carefully painting his body for hours before each shot), to speak for those rendered invisible by Chinese culture. He says, “If an artwork is to touch someone, it must be the result of not only technique, but also the artist’s thinking and struggles in life.” 

See more of Liu’s work at China Digital Times.

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Filed under: China art 
August 28, 2014

chinadigitaltimes:

fotojournalismus:

The Daily Life of the Uyghurs in Kashgar (July/August 2014)

China’s Muslim Uyghur ethnic group faces cultural and religious restrictions by the Chinese government. Getty Images photographer Kevin Frayer offers a rare glimpse into daily life in Kashgar following recent unrest. In the last week of July, nearly 100 people have been killed in Xinjiang Province in what authorities say is terrorism, but exiled Uyghur groups and human rights activists say the government’s repressive policies in Xinjiang have provoked unrest, a claim Beijing denies. Kashgar, where Getty photographer Kevin Frayer made these pictures, is at the heart of all this

Photos by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images.

Learn more about Xinjiang from China Digital Times.

August 27, 2014
0rient-express:

A village in the rice terrace | by Charlie Zhang.

0rient-express:

A village in the rice terrace | by .

(via westlakediaries)

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Filed under: china 
August 26, 2014
ihaveanaddiction:

Beijing (2014) by Mark Nye, ClubofHumanBeings.com - http://flic.kr/p/o89ZoB

ihaveanaddiction:

Beijing (2014) by Mark Nye, ClubofHumanBeings.com - http://flic.kr/p/o89ZoB

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Filed under: beijing china 
August 25, 2014
westlakediaries:

櫻桃豌豆分児女, 草草春風又一年 - Feng Zikai 豐子愷

Yīngtáo wāndòu fēn ér nǚ, cǎocǎo chūnfēng yòu yī nián
Cherries and peas shared by the children,
With sudden spring winds comes another year

westlakediaries:

櫻桃豌豆分児女, 草草春風又一年 - Feng Zikai 豐子愷

Yīngtáo wāndòu fēn ér nǚ, cǎocǎo chūnfēng yòu yī nián

Cherries and peas shared by the children,

With sudden spring winds comes another year

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Filed under: china art brush painting 
August 24, 2014
cityscapes:

Golden Hong Kong by henrywang920817

cityscapes:

Golden Hong Kong by henrywang920817

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Filed under: Hong Kong 
August 23, 2014

Chinese are the largest foreign buyers of U.S. real estate, spending around $22 billion in total in from April 2013 to March 2014, about a quarter of the United States’ total sales to foreigners, according to a July 8 report by the National Association of Realtors. 
Read more in China File

Chinese are the largest foreign buyers of U.S. real estate, spending around $22 billion in total in from April 2013 to March 2014, about a quarter of the United States’ total sales to foreigners, according to a July 8 report by the National Association of Realtors. 

Read more in China File