This Day in History: When Albert Einstein Came to Shanghai

On arrival the Swedish consulate reiterated that he had officially been awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics.

by Ned Kelly, 13 November 2021

Explainer: Why Beijing Gets Central Heating Yet the South is Left in the Cold

When the ancient Huai River-Qin Mountains Line and the days of central planning combine...

by Ned Kelly, 05 November 2021

This Day in History: Queen Elizabeth II Visits China

Joined by gaffe-prone 'Great Wally of China' Prince Philip.

by Ned Kelly, 12 October 2021

Sex, Lies & Saucy Postcards: Wallis Simpson in China

Rumor has it she picked up tricks in the brothels of the East.

by Ned Kelly, 11 September 2021

This Day In History: Mao Coins Communist Slogan Serve the People

Though death befalls all men alike, it may be weightier than Mount Tai or lighter than a feather...

by Ned Kelly, 08 September 2021

This Day In History: Small Sword Society Take Shanghai

Never underestimate an emaciated, opium smoking Cantonese ex-sugar broker...

by Ned Kelly, 07 September 2021

Coffins, Cigars & Concubines: Dogmeat, China's Basest Warlord

The day warlord Zhang Zongchang found out that it's a dog eat dog world.

by Ned Kelly, 03 September 2021

This Day in History: The Central China Floods of 1931

The deadliest natural disaster ever recorded.

by Ned Kelly, 25 August 2021

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