December 5, 2021

Passion for Karaoke

Public performing is very common and Karaoke as the most popular form is almost impossible to avoid.
August 24, 2021

Chinese weddings

Chinese weddings are a strange mix of traditional and adopted ceremonies. Full of show, displays of wealth and alcohol ,
June 17, 2021

Classified Materials

Have you wondered what happens to your waste? We follow the complex trail of recyclable materials and cash from the kitchen and back
March 12, 2021

Lantern Festival

The Lantern Festival traditionally marked with fireworks, sweet dumplings and of course lanterns is, like November the 5th, falling victim to modern health and safety concerns.
March 1, 2021

Chinese Food

My mother used to say ‘the only thing of a pig you cant eat is its squeak’ The Chinese seem have taken that a step further and applied the adage to the whole animal kingdom, there doesn’t seem to be anything that isn’t eaten.
December 30, 2020

Cold and Corrupt

A story that illustrates the corruption at the highest level and why its endemic to every day life.
October 2, 2020

Mid Autumn Festival

Mid-Autumn festival is China's second most important celebration after Chinese New Year. Also known as the Moon Festival the autumn celebration coincides with the end to the long hard days in the fields and the bountiful food of harvest.
December 5, 2019

Money talks

The Chinese were once famous for saving money, times have changed, but our attitudes towards poverty persist in our language and habits. .
May 30, 2019

Returning to our villages

Tong Jia Ling, a typical little village, in a fast changing China
May 10, 2018

Mud, Blood Baijiu

A visit to a small distillery which has been producing Baijiu, Chinas famous alcoholic drink, since the Qing Dynasty. The process, materials and methods are as strange as the drink.
May 1, 2018

Guns and Roses

The origins of May Day celebrations Published online.
August 27, 2017

The new landlords

Sent down from the city for re-education on a farm is not the revolutionary experience it once was..
June 11, 2017

Jing Jin Derby

The first local Derby played with rival supporters present, following riots 8 years ago.
May 13, 2017

Weifang Kite Festival

Kites invented in China are still popular. The ancient construction methods and designs still survive along with more modern materials and constructions.