This Day in History: Pandas Debut in Washington DC Zoo

Panda Diplomacy hits the USA.

by Ned Kelly, 16 April 2021

This Day in History: Hainan Island Becomes a Province

On April 13, 1988, Hainan Island and its surrounding island groups, formerly a division of Guangdong, were declared an independent province.

by Jesse Pottinger, 13 April 2021

This Day in History: The Rolling Stones First-Ever China Show

Keith Richards: “I feel like Marco Polo!”

by Ned Kelly, 08 April 2021

This Week in History: The Battle of Muddy Flat

Believed to be the first time British and American forces fought as allies in a land battle.

by Ned Kelly, 06 April 2021

Still Writing Aged 94 – Renowned Chinese Author Yang Jiang

We take a look at author and translator Yang Jiang who once lived in Dongluojuan Hutong.

by Alistair Baker-Brian, 29 March 2021

This Day in History: Lu Yongxiang – Shanghai's Forgotten Warlord

The decade after the fall of the Qing Dynasty was the age of warlordism.

by Dan Stein, 25 March 2021

Imperial Pets: Furry Friends in the Forbidden City

Giraffes, lions, leopards, ostriches, zebras and more.

by Ned Kelly, 23 March 2021

This Day in History: The Funeral of Ruan Lingyu

The Shanghainese silent film star had taken her own life at the age of just 24.

by Ned Kelly, 14 March 2021

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