Editor’s note: Michael Cooper’s photo (click to enlarge) is a 1st Prize winner in the SupChina Photo Contest. All 10 winning…Continue reading
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.