— A review by Lin Jingying — “Where is your design inspiration coming from? Who is your idol? ” “Chacha Chanel.” “It’s Coco Chanel.” “Yes, her.”
— by Nikhil Seewoo, Sui Yingda and Liu Bowei — China’s love affair with tram systems started in the late 19th century with Beijing opening its first system linking Ma-chai-pu Railway station to the south gate of the city in 1899
— by Shiyu Qian — In 16 days of competition at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio, Brazil, Chinese athletes won 70 medals
Two reviews of Antonioni’s 1974 documentary: “Chung Kuo: Cina” — by Stefanie Schneider —
— text and images by Shankar Saanthakumar — The northern Chinese winter brings crisp snow, dry winds, and temperatures as low as -35C. This year’s was one of the coldest in recent history, which made daily tasks – not to mention spitting and urinating outdoors – extremely challenging
— by Sharvari Shanmugam — Bernard Tschumi, renowned architect of deconstructivism explains his ways of thinking and his approach to architectural design in an impressive retrospective at the Powerstation of Art in Shanghai
— review by Di Yang — Jiao Bo’s 2014 documentary “Village Diary” (Xiangcunlidezhongguo) is set in Shaoyu, Shandong Province, north-east China. The direct translation from the Chinese title is China in the village, which may indicate that, for the film-maker, villages are the epitome of the whole of China.
— by Sui Yingda — Listed among the 10 ugliest building in the world by CNN in 2012, the Fangyuan Mansion designed by C Y Lee became the most famous work of architecture in Shenyang, north-east China for all the wrong reasons.