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What would locals like visitors to know about China? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion:

Headlines
China’s Three Gorges Dam is one of the largest ever created. Was it worth it?
https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/12/07/a-preview-of-your-chinese-future
Iconic buildings: China’s Hanging Monastery
Working with an Environmental NGO in China – Transitions Abroad
China’s biodiversity declines as human demands grow
China Living Planet Report – WWF (PDF)
Why China’s Economy is OK—but China’s Government Is Not@cshirky @ColumbiaGR
Did China’s most popular environmental film just vanish into the haze?

Recommended listening
The new wave of Chinese science fiction

Phillip Adams’ Travels in China – Shanghai culture, history and architecture – Dr Jonathan Hutt unravels the cultural, political and architectural history of Shanghai to explain the historical antagonism between Shanghai and Beijing which created the enigmatic city of Shanghai and also helped shape the China we know today.

Confucius – A very Chinese philosopher – Three of the greatest teachers in history never wrote a book. They were Socrates, Jesus Christ and Confucius. As part of Radio National’s China Week, The Philosopher’s Zone is looking at one of them: Confucius. He was one the most Chinese of thinkers of all time and one of the most influential – perhaps indeed the most influential – of all philosophers.

Reading the news from China – Once closed to the world, China is now in the middle of a media feeding frenzy. A journalist, writer and academic muse about this cultural revolution, punctuated by the sounds of China online and the music of punk and post-punk Beijing.

Time
Current time in Beijing
China Standard Time

Government
english.gov.cn

Apps
wechat.com

Twitter
@WCSChina
@WildChina
@XHNews
@daphnewelkin5

Features
A Guide to Life and Study in China: Màn màn lái (Go Slowly) – Transitions Abroad

World Museums
UNESCO description of the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
Terracotta Army – China Travel Guide
People’s Daily article on the Terracotta Army
Terracotta Warrior Replicas
Terracotta_Army – Wikipedia

Elsewhere on the Web
Maps of China
1421: The Year China Discovered the World
Beijing High-Level Conference on Climate Change: Technology Development and Technology Transfer
east-dawn.com.cn
Sina Weibo

CCTV America
america.cgtn.com
Wikipedia
Facebook
@CCTV_America

Aviation
Air China (USA)

Changshu
Changshu
Tripadvisor

Chengdu
Chengdu Century City International Convention Center, China
Chengdu
timeanddate.com
gochengdu.cn@Chengdu_China

Khunjerab Pass
Wikipedia
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3021932310
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3021100735

Monkey King
monkeykingepic.com
‘The Monkey King’ conversation with Diane Wolkstein

Three Gorges Dam
Wikipedia

News
China Daily
South China Morning Post
China National Radio
China Dialogue
foreignpolicy.com

Flickr
hunanmuseumchina

Flickr Groups
Beijing China
China, The Middle Country
Beautiful China
China Images
China

Calendar
Chinese Zodiac Signs
Chinese_calendar
chinesenewyears.infocalendar

Buzzword Bingo
Asia – BeijingBRICChina – Chinese New Year – Hong KongMacau – Silk – Tea

The Wandering Earth (Liu Lang Di Qiu)
https://deadline.com/2019/02/chinese-new-year-box-office-2019-records-crazy-alien-wandering-earth-pegasus-new-king-of-comedy-peppa-pig-1202549958/amp
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/wandering-earth-director-making-chinas-first-sci-fi-blockbuster-1187681
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/amp/heat-vision/chinese-sci-fi-movie-wandering-earth-get-us-release-1181473
https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2019/2/9/18218479/the-wandering-earth-review-film-china-first-science-fiction-blockbuster-cixin-liu-gravity-the-core
https://twitter.com/amctheatres/status/1096523797618921473

Videos

30 Story Building

Wikipedia
China
Feng Shui
Great Wall
Tianjin Eye
Environmental issues in China
Zhuang Zhou
Provinces of China
Chinese Dragon
Baijiu

Features

Places

Planeta.com

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