Tina Kanagaratnam is CEO of the PR agency AsiaMedia, and a 22-year resident of China. A native of Singapore, she moved to Shanghai in 1997, and in 1998 co-founded the heritage organization Historic Shanghai, which offers walking tours around the city. She is the author of several guidebooks to Shanghai and edits the blogs for Historic Shanghai and Shanghai Art Deco. Katya Knyazeva is a researcher and journalist from Siberia, with interests in urban history and heritage preservation. She had spent 10 years in Shanghai and authored the illustrated atlas Shanghai Old Town: Topography of a Phantom City. Volume I. She is presently based in London.
How China’s poverty alleviation program works, explained by Gao Qin
There is no question that China has seen a miracle of poverty reduction. According to the World Bank, since the economic reforms that started in 1978, economic growth in China has “lifted more than 800 million people out of poverty.” Chinese state media regularly reminds us that the country has about 50 million people left in poverty, […]
A food vendor boils dumplings in the Muslim Quarter of Xi’an, the capital of Shaanxi Province. One of China’s oldest cities, Xi’an is famous for many delicious street foods, including flatbread in mutton soup (羊肉泡馍 yángròu pàomo) and a Xi'an-style meat burger (肉夹馍 ròujiāmó).