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December 25, 2020

Christmas in China

This year, Chinese authorities have reportedly cracked down on the celebration of Christmas. But with all the westeners stuck in the country and the money it generates, its not going away soon.
November 1, 2020

Tiananmen Square

Tiananmen Square is easy to dismiss as just a large and ugly expanse of concrete – which it is. It is also something that must be part of any Itinerary of the country because it encapsulates the nation’s modern aspirations and the baggage of its past.
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.
August 28, 2020

The Stars of Heaven

The legend of love that inspires Qixi festival, Chinese Valentines day, gets a modern retelling.
May 31, 2020

Urban Exploring

The suburbs of China's cities are teeming with forgotten factories, abandoned villages and industrial junk in unlikely settings. On first glance they are uninviting ugly.. But among the weeds and wild dogs there are signs of dreams and inspiration for imagined lives
May 1, 2020

Datong – The new old

Datong was my first trip out of the city> Maybe because it was the first journey, or because it was approached without prior expectation, it has remained the most memorable.
January 20, 2020

The Corona Virus diary;: 26/2 to 21/3 2020

An epidemic that brings down a government or mass hysteria over the flu?
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. .
November 15, 2019

Caves of Shanxi

An ancient way of living that has important lessons for modern life
October 1, 2019

70th Anniversary award

Making a simple video for fun becomes a target of censorship, and thereby elevates it to an example of insecurity.
July 26, 2019

Looking for Britain

Searching for a taste of home I find the only thing available is nostalgia.
May 30, 2019

Returning to our villages

Tong Jia Ling, a typical little village, in a fast changing China
April 20, 2019

Cheimatophobia – fear of winter

Winter is grim; bitterly cold and dry, bleak and unavoidable. It has to be endured or managed to survive it.
August 12, 2018

The Swim

A dip in the mountain waters should be the perfect ending to the dry dusty heat of a mid summer week.
ROBERT PRINT