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Ai Weiwei on art, exile and refugee film ‘Human Flow’

Ai Weiwei on art, exile and refugee film ‘Human Flow’

In the most tender moments of “Human Flow,” Ai Weiwei’s epic documentary on the worldwide migrant crisis, he is seen hugging, cooking with and cutting the hair of refugees. An ordinary filmmaker might be accused of getting too close to his subject but, as far as the Chinese dissident and internationally renowned artist is concerned, […]

China Tightens Grip on Religion

China Tightens Grip on Religion

Those who dare to worship an “illegal religion” in China would be wise to keep the praying behind closed doors. Or face a hefty fine, because the ruling Communist Party’s State Council has endorsed revisions to the Regulation on Religious Affairs, giving even low-level authorities the freedom to police religion in the country. Village, township […]

Ai Weiwei Bringing Massive Controversial Art Project to New York City

Ai Weiwei Bringing Massive Controversial Art Project to New York City

New Yorkers are accustomed to fences and walk by them every day. But soon, they may want to give them a second look. It may give them some time to think, reflect, and maybe even argue. Because, fence-themed art installations are going to be scattered across the five boroughs: All the work of renowned artist […]

Chinese Vow Retaliation Against United Airlines

Chinese Vow Retaliation Against United Airlines

By now, you’ve probably heard about the United Airlines passenger who was violently dragged off a plane on Sunday and left with a bloodied mouth instead of a safe trip. But while some in the states may be shaking their heads, people in China are shaking their fists. Mobile phone footage of the incident has […]

Archaeologists Uncover Treasure in Chinese River

Archaeologists Uncover Treasure in Chinese River

Archeologists in China have unearthed some major booty. More than 10,000 items made from gold and silver were found more than 10 meters into the Earth at bottom of the Minjiang River in Sichuan province. Some say these gems, which include iron weapons and golden coins, offer proof to the tales of “The Yellow Tiger,” a […]

Tibetan Women’s Soccer Team Allegedly Had U.S. Visas Revoked

Tibetan Women’s Soccer Team Allegedly Had U.S. Visas Revoked

The Tibetan Women’s Soccer team was to take part in the opening ceremony of American soccer tournament, but all of had their Visa applications denied by the U.S. embassy in New Delhi, according to the team organizer. Cassie Childers says that a year ago, she got a call from English soccer player Gordon Jago, who […]

Trump Targets Chinese Visitors

Trump Targets Chinese Visitors

In the short time since Donald Trump assumed office of the President of the United States, he and the loyal robot posse that make up his cabinet have put forward a slew of ridiculous, unethical, and hateful laws and measures that are disasters waiting to happen. And they just keep on coming. The Trump administration’s […]

Chinese Designer Stands with Tiffany Trump

Chinese Designer Stands with Tiffany Trump

The Trump family’s sense of fashion is losing flare in the U.S., with Nordstrom dropping Ivanka Trump’s clothing line, and Tiffany Trump getting “shunned” during New York fashion week as several high-profile designers voice their criticism of the Trump family in the media. But oversees, the youngest daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump is being […]

Renovation Work in China Reveals 600 Year Old Buddha

Renovation Work in China Reveals 600 Year Old Buddha

What started as routine renovation work on a hydropower gate in a reservoir soon turned into unveiling a treasure: a 600 year-old Buddha. According to China’s state-run news agency, Xinhua, the statue’s head was first sighted a month ago in east China’s Jiangxi Province by a local villager when the water levels fell by more […]

What Breathing in 10 Days of Smog Looks like In Your Lungs

What Breathing in 10 Days of Smog Looks like In Your Lungs

Beijing remains one of the most polluted cities on the planet. And while we’re all familiar with images of smog engulfing the city, what does that smog look like when it follows the air into your lungs? Liu Yong, a researcher at the Beijing University of Chemical Technology, decided to find out. And what he […]

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