WSJ wealth editor Wei Gu gives into the lives of a new generation young art collectors in China, with deep pockets, no fear to start in the high numbers, and focusing on global art, not only Chinese art. In some cases the offspring of first generation art collectors, they influence also the taste of their parents.Read More →

India as a holiday destination raises different feelings among tourists, but author Zhang Lijia admits on het weblog she is fascinated by the country. She recalls her first stay in New Delhi, and how she encountered Anuj – a book seller in Delhi.Read More →

The movie ´Blind Massage´ (Tui Na) by the director Lou Ye has been winning a range of awards, including a nomination for the Golden Bear in Berlin. Author Zhang Lijia visited the movie with her friend Elke, and was impressed, despite some flaws, she writes on her weblog.Read More →

China has become a major market for film fans, but increasingly their taste is going into the direction of domestic movies, leaving Hollywood blockbusters behind, tells business analyst Ben Cavender at the WSJ. How domestic movies makers changed from an underdog into a winner on the China market.Read More →

The China art market is maturing, as the Art Basel’s first Hong Kong art show took off. WSJ wealth editor Wei Gu discusses with Kate Cary Evens, founder of Art Radar Asia, the latest trends in China’s art, as prices are falling, opening up for more investors.Read More →

“A chronicler of China’s seedy past,” author Paul French is called in a raving review in The Atlantic. His latest book “Midnight in Peking” became a candidate for the Edgar Award in the “Best Fact Crime” category.Read More →

Smart Beijing sat down with “Baidu International Communications Director/Sinica podcast co-founder/pioneering Beijing longhair” Kaiser Kuo, and asked him about life and music in China’s capital Beijing. About Cui Jian, the Black Panther and much more.Read More →

Howard French – former foreign correspondent in Shanghai and photographer – portraits in his new book Disappearing Shanghai: Photographs and Poems of an Intimate Way of Life – the characters he met in Shanghai between 2002 and 2008. The Asia Society interviewed him about his approach.Read More →