Gulangyu colonial architecture

Xiamen, or Amoy is a small town ( in Chinese terms , since it has more than two and a half million inhabitants) overlooking the Straits of Taiwan, and thanks to the advantageous geographical position has always been an important trading port. Add a comment

Fong Qiwei mesmerizing Shanghai timelapse gifs

Fang Qiwei’s “Time in Motion” serie spliced different time slices into a single image to show passage of time. Add a comment

Li Hongbo flexible sculptures will blown your mind

Classical sculptures revisited by Li Hongbo, a Beijing artist who uses mixed styles to bring to life these magical moving statues. Add a comment

Luoping golden fields

Luoping county is 228 km from Kunming, not far from Guizhou Province. At early spring the yellow rapeseeds are in full bloom.

10 years of Internet addiction rehabs in China

A brief history of web addiction camps in China: brainwashing, electroconvulsive therapy and other abuses were committed to patients over the years.

Lijiang old town through the lens of a Lubitel 166+

Lijiang, in Yunnan, Southern China, is the major town of the old Naxi culture. Naxi people are one of the twenty six ethnic minorities of Yunnan.

Wild Stone Forest in Yunnan

Just one hour away from Kunming lies the stunning carsic formation known as Stone Forest (Shilin).

Watch two crazy guys climbing the second tallest building in the world

Two young guys climbed the Shanghai Tower (650 metres) and filmed their bold experience with a GoPro camera.

The great Chinese reform of prostitution in 20th century: 33 amazing pictures

In 1949, just after the civil war, Mao embarked upon a series of campaigns that eradicated prostitution from mainland China. Mao claimed:”we need to clean the house!”

One Hundred Magic Holes: Bama County longevity caves

Bama County in Guangxi recently became famous because of its many centenarians. Its residents have a reputation for longevity. For this reason Bama has been studied from geriatricians nationwide.

Statue of President Obama in Chongqing

8th February 2014. A Chongqing restaurant placed a statue of president Obama in front of the shop in order to attract potential customers and tourists.

Three small harbors in China

Three small harbors in Xiamen, Gulangyu and Kunming.

20 pictures of Hong Kong

Ah, Hong Kong! Undoubtedly Hong Kong is a complicated mess and that's why we love it. During the years we went many times in Hong Kong and we took many pictures.

A day in a life of funeral parlor in China in 1948

Those images are depicting the everyday life of a group of children and adults in a funeral mortuary in China in 1948.

Images of Chinese famine during the Civil War (Graphic content)

During 1946-47 Great Famine hit Southern China, in particular Guangdong, Guangxi and Hunan provinces, affecting tens of millions of people. At least 1,7 millions starved to death.

25 pics depicting the terrible conditions in alum mines in China

In Cangnan County, not too far from Wenzhou, southern Zhejiang, there are tens of alum mines. However beacuse of pollution and shortage of alum resources, the area is living a difficult crisis.

Horse fight club in Guangxi

Every year, in Rongshui Miao Autonomous County, Guangxi, not too far from Liuzhou, local people celebrate the Chinese New Year with the 500-year-old tradition of horse fighting.

Spending the Chinese New Year holidays in Sanya isn’t the best idea

Chinese New Year, Chunjie, is approaching fast and hundred of millions of people are moving in China. Many people just try to go home, while others buy tickets to go to the most trendy destination.

Overloaded Peking, 2001 documentary about New China

Overloaded Peking is a documentary about Beijing and Chinese modernisation we did in 2001 (MDDM, abelvideo). It features a long and interesting interview (15:32) to a young Jia Zhangke about cinema, changes of the young Chinese generations, modernization of the country, internet, censorship and much more.

Hunan couple recycles 9 million of plastic bottles a year to send their sons to university

A couple from Hunan annually recycles something like 9 million plastic bottles a year to send their kids to the university. Every day, for 10 years, the couple received about 140 kg of waste.

Heqing of the Bai people of Yunnan

Not too far from Dali, lies Heqing, a beautiful and almost preserved example of the Bai people architecture. The Bai are one of the 56 ethnic groups officially recognized by China.

Rise and fall of the QiGong frenzy in China: when superstition and science collide

After the fall of the Gang of Four, Qigong represented an opportunity for China to find a cultural identity proven by the disastrous consequences of the Cultural Revolution that erased an entire cultural and relationships system. Looking for its own way to modernization, China took a shortcut to scientific progress by mixing weird science and superstition, with grotesque and devastating consequences in the long run.

Forest rangers crack down on the largest wildlife animal trafficking in China

Chinanews - On January 22, Yunnan forest rangers cracked down on the illegal trading of tigers and other local protected animals.

How to create a Eunuch: the procedure

A eunuch in ancient China was a man castrated, typically early enough in his childhood to have major hormonal consequences in order to make him reliable servant of a royal court where physical access to the ruler could wield great influence. In China, castration included removal of the penis as well as the testicles. Both organs were cut off with a knife at the same time.
Every year, hundreds millions of migrant workers go back to their hometowns to celebrate the Chinese New Year Festival.

The village in a cave in Guizhou

Getu-River National Park in Guizhou Province, not far from Anshun is dotted by hundreds of mountains eroded by the force of water and wind. In a large cave live today 18 people (in 2007 they were about one hundred), all of the Miao ethnic minority group.

Mao Zedong locomotives

In 1946, in Manzhouli railway station in Inner Mongolia, on the route to Harbin, were abandoned a number of old locomotives. Workers, to overcome difficulties, carefully repaired some of them.
Unit 731 (731部隊) was a covert biological warfare research and development unit of the Imperial Japanese Army that undertook human experimentation mainly on Chinese, Koreans and Russians, during the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937–1945) and World War II, led by infamous Japanese microbiologist Shiro Ishii.

Changsha immersed in smog

On the morning of January 14, Changsha, Hunan has been paralysed in a thick fog of smog fallen on the city.

Chine Magazine published in France

Our travel magazine “Chine Magazine”debuts in France, finally!

Japanese officer performing seppuku during World War II

After the defeat of the Second World War II, many Japanese officers performed the ritual suicide by disembowelment, called in Japanese Suppuku (stomach-cutting).

A traditional Chinese funeral - video

A traditional Chinese funeral on the street of Kunming, Yunnan.

Silvio Bunga Bunga days are over, new NMA video

The latest NMA video is all about Silvio Berlusconi persecution.

Infographics: Natural Growth Rate, Population, Birth Rate, Death Rate in China

4 interesting infographics on Natural Growth Rate, Population at the end of the year, Birth Rate, Death Rate in China. Data from National Bureau of Statistics of China.

25 Western Depictions of Crime and Punishment during Qing Dinasty - part one

This collection of 51 images on crime and punishment in late Imperial China is gleaned from the 19th century Westerners’ China travelogues at the George Peabody Library.

Far East Film Festival 15, official lineup

Udine - The line up of the Far East Film Festival 15 was released to the Press today. The 2013 edition (19th to 27th of April), which will present 57 titles (in addition to 6 shorts of the Hong Kong Freshwave, 3 titles with and by King Hu and a tribute to Mario O'Hara), will present the Lifetime Achievement Award to the world ambassador of Korean culture: the great Kim Dong-ho.

Hong Kong Cage dwellers

When we think about Hong Kong often images of shiny skyscrapers and colorful neon signs come to mind.

MADE IN JAPAN - Three of the most representative films of the 2013 edition are from Japan

Three of the most representative films of the 2013 edition are from Japan: I Have to Buy New Shoes by Eriko Kitagawa, See You Tomorrow, Everyone by Yoshihiro Nakamura and A Story of Yonosuke by Shuichi Okita.

110 kids: photo project on Chinese Street Children

Most of the shots were taken in the narrow streets of Kunming, many of those streets no longer exist, having been wiped out and demolished by bulldozers. Now, where the children portrayed in the photos lived and played, there are construction sites, luxury buildings and shopping malls.

41 propaganda posters for Chinese children

A unique collection of vintage propaganda posters directed to children. Add a comment

22 images of police raids on brothels in China

From time to time in major Chinese sites are posted pictures of police raids on brothels.

City Eraser: exploring a post atomic city

Kunming, China. Everyday, millions of square meters of old slums are torn down to make room for luxury condos and shopping malls.

10 beautiful pictures of Mongolia in 1913

Mongolia declared its independence from China in 1911.

12 rare pictures: removing dead bodies teams in China (1948)

The disastrous years of the War of Resistance against Japanese aggression and the War of Liberation devastated China: dead bodies were scattered along Chinese roads.

Home Containers city in Shanghai

Many disused containers near Shanghai have been converted into houses.

Realistic painting in tree cavities

A twenty-two years old Chinese student in Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province, from middle of January 2013 has become famous in the city.

The first photographs of nude art in China (15 rare images)

Artistic nude and human body model were introduced in China about a century ago by Chinese students who studied abroad and later returned bringing with them not only foreign ideologies and sciences, but also something more.

Pollution in China - Toxic Linfen

A documentary by Vice investigating the devastating effects of pollution in China.

36 Chinese advertising posters of the 30s

Before the advent of the Communist regime in 1949, China, and especially Shanghai began to experience some forms of advertising borrowed from the West.


UDINE – The gaze focused on the present and the future of Asian film, through 60 titles that draw on the best productions in recent months, and a tribute to the world ambassador of Korean culture: the great Kim Dong-ho! This is the fifteenth – much awaited – edition of the Far East Film Festival. Here is the window that will open up, from April 19 to 27, on the Far East...

Lost pyramids of Wuhan

At the Moshan Scenic Area, near Wuhan, amongst an overgrowth of dense bushes and thick grass, lie two abandoned pyramids. The structures, designed as a tourist attraction, were never completed because of the poor conditions of the roads.

Spinner 360 in Wonderland

Dominique Musorrafiti produced this gallery with her Spinner 360 and a Lomography CN 400 film.

Five must-see destinations in China

In recent years, China has become not only an economic giant but also an increasingly important destination for international tourism.

Bizarre Kingdom of the Little People shot on film

Shiny Little People!

Guys Who Wear Women's Clothes: 25 images

Last month, a Chinese senior has become very popular via offbeatchina.

Chinese Mortuary providing massages to the deads

During the last edition of an International fair of funeral services held in Wuhan, a Chinese company  presented a special treatment for the dead, offering massages and spa.

A live-animal transport truck converted into a house

A small live-animal transport truck has been transformed into a house by a Kunming's couple. Add a comment

Real life vs Ideal life in China

Chinese photographer Ni Weihua presented an alternative approach to the reality of China's cities.

Postcards of slow slicing during Qing Dinasty (Graphic content)

A series of French postcards depicting one of the most gruesome punishment in China: Death by a thousands cuts (Lingchi).

The slow death of Chinese rural circuses

Yongqiao, in northern Anhui, is considered the birthplace of Chinese circus with more than 300 companies, employing over 20,000 people.

Two Generations of Contemporary Chinese Art

Brian Wallace, founding director of Red Gate Gallery, is pleased to announce the return of the gallery’s 20thAnniversary Exhibition – Two Generations of Contemporary Chinese Art.