Mike moved to China in 2012 to enroll in the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies (IUP) at Tsinghua University. In the spring of 2015, he obtained his Chinese driver’s license and has taken several long-distance road trips in China — including two separate trips on which he followed sections of the Great Wall for 1,400 miles from Beijing to its western terminus in China’s Gansu Province. He is an avid photographer and drone pilot, and has captured aerial videos and photos of many sections of the Great Wall around Beijing, along with sections in Hebei, Shanxi, Shaanxi, Ningxia, and Gansu Provinces.
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China, the U.S., and Kenya
This week on the Sinica Podcast, Kaiser and Jeremy are joined by Eric Olander, host of the China in Africa Podcast from the China Africa Project, and by Anzetse Were, a developmental economist based in Nairobi. They explore questions related to Kenyan debt and development, as well as Sino-American competition in East Africa. What to […]
It snowed recently in Beijing, leading to some wonderfully fresh views of familiar landmarks. Here's the famous White Pagoda (白塔 bái tǎ) at Beihai Park near the heart of Beijing, caught in just the right waning light. Photo by Eric Favreliere