Matt Pottinger: From Pen to PoliticsMatt Pottinger: From Pen to PoliticsWhen Matt Pottinger, US National Security Council senior director for East Asia, led a US delegation to Beijing to attend the Belt and Road summit, had he ever thought of treating the security guard, who slapped him on face in a Starbucks in the same city more than a decade ago, to coffee?

A tobacco pipe maker’s pursuit of international acclaimA tobacco pipe maker’s pursuit of international acclaimThe mention of tobacco pipes reminds people of historic figures such as Sherlock Holmes, Winston Churchill and Albert Einstein, but a you…

A foreigner negotiates his way to business success in ChinaA foreigner negotiates his way to business success in China“I don’t want to be rich, but I want to earn enough money to live a happy life in China.” Fluent in six languages, Daniel Castillo de …

Sayaka Nishimura: I will cherish the memories of living here in ChinaSayaka Nishimura: I will cherish the memories of living here in ChinaNishimura Sayaka (西村明华) chuckles a lot while talking. Her Chinese is not so fluent, but the optimism and cheerfulness shown by her ch…

Dreams of flying are forever youngDreams of flying are forever youngChina′s oldest serving pilot has had a lifelong obsession with planes, and the septuagenarian still loves soaring into the great, blue y…

Wang Lan: Always on the roadWang Lan: Always on the roadThough not the most travelled person around, Wang Lan's (王岚) experience of traveling in 28 countries is enough to make her a celebrity …

Kevin Tallon: China needs its own fashion styleKevin Tallon: China needs its own fashion style Wearing a chambray shirt and a pair of designer jeans, Kevin Tallon is a fashion consultant with dual nationality—British and Swiss. L…