Chinese on the train

Alia | April 11th, 2013 - 2:23 am

A set of pictures taken by Chinese photographer Wang Fuchun, who used to work at China’s Brother Rail, that record pieces of life on China’s traditional “green-skin” trains from 1982 to 2000.

The Xi Jinping that you don’t know

Alia | December 26th, 2012 - 5:10 pm

Xinhua News published a series of profile reports of the members of China’s new Politburo, including personal pictures of Xi Jinping with his family. The move is seen by many as another sign that Xi and China’s new leadership are serious about reform and changing the Party’s image.

The tale of two famines

Alia | December 1st, 2012 - 7:36 pm

Back to 1942, a new Feng Xiaogang production depicting a less-known famine back in the year of 1942 during war-time China, has the whole nation talking. While watching a famine in 1942 on screen, people are thinking about the Great Famine of Mao in minds. Not all famines are equal in China. While some are made into movies, some others left in the darkness.

Sandy hit New York, Snow hit Beijing

Alia | November 5th, 2012 - 2:41 am

This weekend, a once-52-years record snow storm hit Beijing. The whiteout on Saturday stuck over 1000 vehicles on highways for a whole nigh and killed 3 Japanese tourists stuck on the Great Wall.

Surreal pictures: A rainbow ditch of toxic drug capsules

Alia | April 24th, 2012 - 5:11 pm

On April 21, a large amount of what believed to be toxic drug capsules was found in a road-side ditch in Zhengzhou, Henan Province. The strip lasted over 300 meters. Some of the picture are kind of artsy…

A 200k funeral that consumed 20 cows and over 500 kg of pork at Democracy Village, China

Alia | April 6th, 2012 - 8:54 pm

Pictures taken by Zhu Jun from iFeng depict an extravagant funeral for an elderly ethnic Yi man at Democracy Village (yes, that is the name of the village, 民主村), Butuo Town, an autonomous township for the Yi ethnic group in Sichuan Province.

Long lines in front of gas stations the night before gas price rise in China

Alia | March 20th, 2012 - 4:18 am

The night before new gas price rises take effect on March 20, long lines before gas stations were spotted all over China.