A British Chinese Visitor to The Knitting & Stitching Show

By Claire Ling Chi Martin There’s a touch of irony setting out from Crystal Palace, home of the Great Exhibition, to traipse across London to Alexandra Palace, for an international exhibition. With a long abandoned, half knitted jumper lurking somewhere in my lounge, and a trail of disastrous sewing enterprises littering my creative heritage, I felt […]

Political & Social connections – UK, China & Hong Kong

Nationhood, individuality and power are explored in a programme of artists’ film screenings taking place in the UK and China this summer, courtesy of UK artists’ film platform videoclub and Hong Kong based video art organisation, Videotage. Both Sides Now explores the differences and political and social connections between the UK and China & Hong […]

China Sail Training Association – Portsmouth

Every year, many of the sail training ships in the world gather together for a series of sailing races. These races have been going on since 1956. They are among the largest sporting events in the world. In 2013, there were 9,000 individual participants and over 6,000,000 spectators visited the ships at the ports, which […]

Dating Disasters – Blonde Brit Babe in Beijing

Nikki Aaron has been living and working in China for 5 years. Originally from Leicester, pretty blonde Nikki now lives in Beijing and works as a news anchor for a Chinese news network. Having embarked on the adventure of a lifetime in China, she soon found that her dreams of finding ‘the one’ were crippled by […]

Interview – Dream Corps Co Founder Jun Luo

Dream Corps is a social benefit organization dedicated to promoting reading among children in rural China by opening resourceful libraries and developing reading programs. Through close collaboration with local educators and parents, its aim is to inspire enthusiasm for learning in rural children. Once we decide to work with a school, we invite the school’s […]