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China: The Green Leap Forward.

Why the world’s biggest coal consumer is winning the race to develop clean energy When Michael Pareles came to Beijing in 2004 it was the opportunity of a lifetime. Fluent in Chinese, he worked as a trade specialist for the American meat industry just as

Documentary: Self-Made Women

With rapid growth of the economy and the huge social change, Chinese women now are facing increased discrimination in pursuit of education and careers. Through a few important interviews, it portrays a few Chinese women born in 1960s, 1980s and 1990s. It tells the stories

Heading Down Under

If you travel to Sydney, forget about the most tourist visited Bondi beach, where you are frequently reminded to eat less and go to gym due to the model-like people taking selfies around you.  Rent a car and drive to South Coast and search for

China’s Last Royal

I have been in Australia for almost a year now and one of the things that I didn’t expect is how interested Australians are in the royals. The popularity of Prince Harry and his Royal family in Australia reminds me of a fortunate encounter I

Have We Lost a Good Sense of Humor?

When dozens of foreign models dressed up as Spartan warriors on July 22 to promote a salad restaurant, a few ofmy female friends posted photos on wechat immediately with the icons of red hearts, applause. Even though I live in Sydney, seeing similar promotional events often

Anne Aly Makes an Influential Voice in Counter Terrorism

Published on Issue 3, At the Festival during 2015 Sydney Writers’ Festival. Anne Aly, the author of Terrorism and Global Security is the first Australian female scholar with an Arabic Muslim background to publish a book on this subject. She speaks for Muslims against terrorism.

Chinese in Australia need to speak up today

Australia has long been a favorable vacation choice for Chinese. But a string of recent events have made people wonder whether Chinese have been targeted by a deeply harbored prejudice. Clive Palmer shocked the world in August when he described the Chinese government as “mongrels,”

Rock Your Alternative Age in Vintage Market

On a sunny Sunday after long term rain, Colorful Sydney Rock ‘n’ Roll Alternative Market offered a stylish culture feast on September 14–50s fashion style, passionate stallholders, swinging kittens all over the place, old school cars display. Sydney is never short of weekend markets. However,