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"One Way to Become European Is to Become Chinese"

More than half a century of studying China, its history and present, has given rise to a love in the German sinologist for humanity of China, which kindles his optimism to further cultivate the humanistic legacy of peoples towards the basis for a shared future.

15:59, 11-15, 2022
My China Story

After engaging in cultural exchanges with China for nearly two decades, Alfons Labisch, a professor wtih Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf in Germany, looks forward to continuing his China story far into the future.

10:49, 09-29, 2022
A Bridge Between Hearts

An Anglo-Chinese woman is doing her part to keep the bond between the two countries alive.

14:57, 09-05, 2022
Showing China's Soul

Collaborations between Chinese and Italian museums and archaeologists have expanded knowledge beyond borders.

14:22, 05-10, 2022
Understanding China Through the Lens of a British Historian

"Unless you understand China, you won't understand what are truly common values in human society on Earth, or what are just Western idiosyncrasies." – Michael Woods quoted Simon Leys in his interview with China today.

17:22, 06-01, 2022
A Silent Bakery and Its German Owners

A German couple who have helped China’s hearing-impaired for 20 years.

14:33, 04-13, 2022
Breaking the Ice

Learning how to winter swim in Beijing not only helped Fabian Beltran, a native Columbian, enjoy greater health, but also has given him another window to learn about Chinese people.

12:52, 01-27, 2022
The Scot Who Defends China

On September 30, David W. Ferguson posted a message for his mother on his WeChat Moments, the most popular social networking platform in China, along with a photograph of himself wearing his kilt. The message said, “I’m on the telly, Mum!”

10:54, 12-17, 2021
Putting Beijing on the Wildlife Conversation Map

Beijing is not a typical big city because the Chinese capital is rich in wildlife species. Among the capital cities of the G20, Beijing has the second largest number of bird varieties, second only to Brasilia, the Brazilian capital. That’s according to British biodiversity conservation expert Terry Townshend, who lives in Shunyi District in the suburbs of Beijing. Every weekend, he goes bird-watching in Beijing’s suburbs, such as Mentougou, Huairou, and Yanqing. “About 510 species of birds have been recorded in Beijing, I have been honored to see 430 species so far,” said Townshend.

14:59, 11-05, 2021
Bridges Between Art and Culture

ISABEL Cervera arrived in China’s capital city of Beijing in September 2020 to take the position of director of Instituto Cervantes de Pekin (Cervantes Institute of Beijing), the only official Spanish institution in Beijing offering Spanish lessons for learners at different levels. Amidst the challenging situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic that has ravaged the whole world, Cervera, along with her team, adapts to the new circumstances on the go.

10:34, 10-21, 2021
An Italian Chef's Gourmet Journey in China

Antonino Scordo, a 38-year-old Italian, is an executive sous chef at Jinling Hotel’s Restaurant Pacific Grill in Nanjing. He is affectionately called “Nino” by his friends. Having a passion for culinary arts, he often walks out of the kitchen and interacts with the diners. For him, cooking is more than just a simple act of preparing a dish. More importantly, it helps express the emotion of the chef and his or her unique understanding of the world. During Nino’s days of living and working in China, the warm-hearted people around him have made him feel quite at home.

15:27, 04-26, 2021
When French Design Meets Chinese Manufacturing

In 2000, when I first arrived in Paris, there were limited French products seen on the Chinese market, and vice versa. Fourteen years later, when I started Bonjour Brand, French products had deeply penetrated the Chinese high-end market. As an organizer, volunteer or visitor, I’ve participated in many initiatives to promote Chinese culture in France.

10:04, 03-31, 2021
Eric Allen: Books, Music, and Homecoming

“My life in China is great. Beijing is my favorite Chinese city. It is so developed and the people I meet here are nice and hospitable,” said Eric Allen, who is an English editor for New World Press, a Chinese publisher in Beijing publishing various books, including English books introducing China’s culture, history, and social systems.

10:51, 03-01, 2021
A Canadian Flavored Bonsai Garden

Inscribed on the National Intangible Cultural Heritage List, the Sichuan-style bonsai has attracted a particular enthusiast: Chad Sinclair from Canada. As a musician, teacher, and bonsai artist born in Vancouver, British Colombia, the 42-year-old has lived in China for 17 years. Recently, he moved his bonsai studio from downtown Chengdu, Sichuan Province, to Yanjiawanwan in Chongzhou, a county-level city under the jurisdiction of Chengdu. The move has helped him immerse himself more in the study of Sichuan-style bonsai. As he likes to be called Bai Xiong (polar bear), he calls his studio the “Baixiong Bonsai Garden.”

15:50, 01-25, 2021
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