How it Works: the Communist Party of China (CPC) [and how you join]

How it Works: the Communist Party of China (CPC) [and how you join]

Politics in China is a mystery to anyone outside of the nation and not many will move beyond the label of “authoritarian”, and perhaps a few other names, so today, let’s take a bit of deeper dive into the core element of China’s political system which is the Communist Party of China (CPC) – 中国共产党  which can also be referred to as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). read more

China at War – From Ancient times to the Modern Day

China at War – From Ancient times to the Modern Day

In this chronology, I’ll list major conflicts, battles, and war in, and involving, China from Ancient times right through to the modern day.

This timeline of China’s wars, both civil and with other countries, is broken into three main sections being Ancient China, Imperial China with sub sections for the dynasties, and lastly Modern China post becoming a republic. read more

Welcome to Guangzhou [inc. Top Ten Things to Do, Eat, and Where to Stay]

Welcome to Guangzhou [inc. Top Ten Things to Do, Eat, and Where to Stay]

 The capital of Guangdong province, Guangzhou, is a vibrant city that is the beating heart of trade, not only in the province, or southern China, but perhaps even the whole of China itself. It’s home to the country’s number one trade fair, the Canton Fair, and has throughout history been a major domestic and global exporting hub. read more

In fall, a view to savor along the bund

Autumn, Shanghai’s most beautiful season has arrived. Unlike the sweltering summer and the cold winter and spring typically experienced in the city, the mild heat from the sun’s rays and the subtle chill of the autumn breeze combine to make this the perfect time of the year to enjoy a comfortable stroll along Shanghai’s most famous landmark, The Bund. Photojournalists Ren Guoqiang and Gao Erqiang capture the sights along this iconic stretch. read more