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?

American entertainment lawyer seeking success in China’s booming industryAmerican entertainment lawyer seeking success in China’s booming industry“China is building 14 or 15 new movie screens every day, and this kind of growth is expected to continue for at least another 5 or 6 yea…

Alison Friedman and Ping Pong Productions: Linking China and the world through artsAlison Friedman and Ping Pong Productions: Linking China and the world through artsAlison, who has the grace of a dancer about her, which she is but only humbly refers to herself as a ProAm, impressed me with her bubbly …

Education in Sight: discovering the power of glassesEducation in Sight: discovering the power of glassesThere are many people who leave their mark in this world during their lives. But few actually make an impact. Andrew Shirman and Sam Wald…

A woman’s effort to revolutionize Chinese typingA woman’s effort to revolutionize Chinese typingCharacters, probably the Chinese people’s first and the longest-lasting invention, have boggled the foreigners for centuries. Learning C…

Taking a dip in Beijing’s melting potTaking a dip in Beijing’s melting potIt is a convenient habit to try to fit every new person we meet into a certain category. After all, this is the easiest way to store and …

Dreams on wheels: Two cyclists and their touring bike brand BoskeyDreams on wheels: Two cyclists and their touring bike brand BoskeyBirds of a feather flock together, they say. When Xiaoming met Xiaoming, two young men who have both travelled the world on bikes and hap…