The private cemetery on Pok Fu Lam on the western side of Hong Kong island is an amazing sight. Built into the mountainside in terraced steps and interconnected with staircases, the cemetery resembles a giant outdoor amphitheater. The Pok Fu Lam Cemetery, also known as the Chinese Christian Cemetery, was built in 1882 on the […]
China is the biggest toy exporter in the world – nearly 75% of all the world’s toys are made in the country – but the retail price of one high-quality toy in the western market is often more than six months’ salary for a Chinese toy factory worker. In order to depict the drudgery of […]
A new kind of swimwear trend is sweeping the Chinese beaches in Qingdao in eastern China’s Shandong province. As the weather get hotter, both men and women are seen appearing on the beaches wearing full body suits that cover from head to toe. The upper part of the swimsuit has a ski-mask with holes cut […]
Photographer Huang Qingjun has spent the past ten years travelling to remote parts of China persuading people to have their photographs taken along with all their household possession. The result offer glimpses into the utilitarian lives of millions of ordinary Chinese that appear not to have been swept up by the same modernisation that has […]
As spring sets in, a strange but familiar smell permeates the air in Dongyang City of China’s Zhejiang Province, as locals begin to eat the seasonal “virgin egg.” It’s the smell of urine, because “virgin eggs” are actually eggs boiled in the urine of virgin boys. The local word is Tongzi Dan which translates to […]
“Sport is a serious business at the Shichahai School, which is one of more than 300 elite, and controversial, government-funded academies devoted to training the next generation of Chinese athletes”, writes Telegraph in a report published in 2008, just before the Beijing Olympics. Training for sports starts at a young age in China. Most were […]
A Chinese teenager Xiao Zheng from the province of Anhui dreamed to buy some Apple products but didn’t have money. He solved the problem of lack of money very radically to purchase the products of his dreams.
Stretching along the steep Shifou Mountains of China will eventually be a 3km footpath for the average person to traverse. However, in the meantime these crazy workers build the footpath with little to now safety precautions, aside from helmets and prayers.