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August 27, 2008
Tale of a thousand cities
The glowing blue ripples of China’s National Aquatic Centre – better known as the Watercube – have made the Australian-designed 2008 Olympic Games venue a Chinese icon.
Tale of a thousand cities
August 27, 2008
Less than meets the eye?
The opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics was public diplomacy “shock and awe”.
Less than meets the eye?
June 17, 2008
Once Bittern, Twice Shy
China’s public signage, as the friends of many serial email forwarders have discovered is second perhaps only to that of Japan in its ability to delight, baffle, and send native English speakers into spasms of hilarity.
Once Bittern, Twice Shy
June 17, 2008
Without a Trace
Without a Trace
April 15, 2008
Son of a Gun
On a motorcycle tour through India in August 2001, Australian paramedic Benjamin Gilmour and his girlfriend decided to venture into a country they knew nearly nothing about – Pakistan.
Son of a Gun
February 28, 2008
Framing China
As China has globalised, it’s artists and their works have also found new markets. International buyers account for about 90 per cent of the current interest in mainland-Chinese art which, according to the Cultural Ministry, is worth about $US36 billion a year.
Framing China
January 21, 2008
Lord of Prosperity
Kelvin Rowley considers the life, death and legacy of drug kingpin Khun Sa, once known as king of the ‘Golden Triangle.’
Lord of Prosperity
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