This Day in History: Wellington Koo, the Dapper Diplomat

The first and only Chinese head of state to use a Western name.

by Ned Kelly, 29 January 2021

This Day in History: Deng Xiaoping's Historic Visit to the US

This was the first time that a top Chinese leader visited America since the founding of the PRC in 1949.

by Jonathan Zhong, 29 January 2021

This Day in History: Anna May Wong's Shanghai Express

The first Chinese-American movie star's struggle for acceptance in the land of her ancestors.

by Ned Kelly, 14 January 2021

Sex, Drugs & Bank Jobs: New Paul French Drama Peking Noir

Meet the enigmatic Shura Giraldi.

by Ned Kelly, 11 January 2021

This Day in History: China's First Post-Cultural Revolution Ad

The ad men follow on from the mad men.

by Ned Kelly, 04 January 2021

This Day in History: Down to the Countryside Movement Launched

Chairman Mao proclaims 'We too have two hands, let us not laze about in the city.'

by Ned Kelly, 22 December 2020

The Story Behind the Charging Bull Statue on the Bund

Arturo Di Modica's "redder, younger and stronger" Wall Street Bull.

by Ned Kelly, 19 December 2020

This Day in History: Massive Haiyuan Earthquake Devastates Gansu

Statistics released in 2010 show at least 273,400 were killed by the earthquake in Gansu, with Haiyuan losing 73,604 people, nearly half of the county’s entire population.

by Jonathan Zhong, 16 December 2020

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