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All posts by Cecily Huang

Documentary: Leave No Dark Corner

China is marrying Big Brother to Big Data. Every citizen will be watched and their behaviour scored in the most ambitious and sophisticated system of social control in history.  Leave No Dark Corner,  produced by Cecily Huang, Reported by Matthew Carney, Shot by Brant Cumming,

The Love Boat

While Australia says ‘yes’, the country with more gay people than most says an implacable ‘no’. But in China, a determined group of young men and women just won’t take no for an answer, as Matthew Carney reports. Shanghai has seen thousands of cruise ships

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.