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Taiwanese official snubs China; says aloud formal title of Taiwan during mainland visit

A senior Taiwanese envoy raised eyebrows on the mainland on Tuesday when he used the island’s official name during a landmark ceremonial visit to Sun Yat-sen’s resting place. Wang Yu-chi, the head of Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council, used the phrase Republic of China at the Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum in Nanjing, where Beijing and Taipei government … Continue reading

China steps up H7N9 bird flu alert

Health authorities ordered medical staff to strengthen monitoring and prepare isolation units for possible new infections with H7N9 avian influenza, amid rumours that doctors had already found more cases in eastern China. The Beijing city health bureau said it had added H7N9 to its watch-list of viral infections and had received reagent samples for testing … Continue reading

China remembers Nanking massacre, while sending aircraft to patrol Senkaku Islands

People may wonder whether the air patrol over disputed Diaoyu Islands sea area yesterday, mentioned in my earlier post, and the ceremony to recall the Nanking massacre are mere coincidence, or China chose the date on purpose to show that it is not as weak as it was 75 years ago when Japan invaded it, … Continue reading

Changzhou, China

In Changzhou there is a historical theme park called Yancheng ChunQiu Land. It is a beautiful park built up to illustrate a part of Chinese history called Spring and Autumn period. From around year 770 BC to 476 BC there was a period in Chinese history called Spring and Autumn period. During this time the … Continue reading

August 19 1931 Yangtze River at it’s peak in China; over 3 million die

Originally posted on Craig Hill Training Services:
On August 19th 1931, the Yangtze River in China was causing chaos, having peaked the previous day, during a horrible flood that killed 3.7 million people directly and indirectly over the next several months. This was perhaps the worst natural disaster of the 20th century. The Yangtze River…

China’s most wanted man shot dead

After an eight-year manhunt across four provinces, involving tens of thousands of police officers, China’s most-wanted criminal died just nine miles from his mother’s home. Zhou Kehua, 42, was cornered in an alley behind a shoe shop in the central city of Chongqing and opened fire on police, according to China Central Television (CCTV). The … Continue reading

Bodies in Motion (Chris H Lynn)

Bodies in Motion is a video in the “Reconstructing Seventeenth Century Chinese Landscape Painting” series, by Chris H. Lynn. Set in Nanjing.

Morning Fisherman – Nanjing, China (Chris H Lynn)

Morning Fisherman is a video from the “Reconstructing Scenic views from Seventeenth Century Chinese Landscape Painting” series, produced by Chris H. Lynn Location: Xuanwu Lake, Nanjing, China

Abuse of air force car to clear the way for wedding motorcade in Nanjing, China

Reports by Singtao Daily, Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation and people.com.cn: An air force car was seemingly used to clear the way for a wedding motorcade in Nanjing, and made quite a show. It raised quite an uproar. Yesterday, the relevant authority said its verification proved that an air force license was used “unlawfully.” The license has … Continue reading

Frog invasion spawns fears of earthquake

Tens of thousands of frogs have appeared on suburban roads in Wuhan and Nanjing , prompting fears among residents that they could be signalling an imminent earthquake. However, earthquake authorities in both cities say that massed ranks of the amphibians do not herald quakes. A resident in the town of Dunkou in Wuhan, the capital … Continue reading

Harmful addictive food additive on sale in Nanjing, China

Jiangsu Satellite TV reports that there is a pork additive on sale in Nanjing called “King of Kings of Pork Seasoning” that gives stewed pork a special flavour, but is addictive like poppy. A chef told the reporter the additive was banned by law and he never ate pork seasoned with such additive, but the … Continue reading

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