In another major blow to independent journalism in Hong Kong, police have raided the offices of Stand News, a non-profit online media outlet. According to the National Security Department of the Hong Kong Police Force, more than 200 officers were involved in a search of Stand News offices and the homes of current and former…
Category: China In Focus
Reports from my special assignment in Asia to explore the current issues related to the important bilateral relationship between the world’s two largest economies, the United States and China.
WATCH: Hong Kong is home to the world’s fanciest McDonalds
Click here to see what’s on the menu at the fast-food chain’s concept store.
WATCH: Navigating Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour and Central District
Click here to see how rainy night turns Hong Kong’s urban jungle into a serene setting.
WATCH: Cleanup begins after Hong Kong battered by typhoon
Click the video below to watch my report on the cleanup efforts after Typhoon Mangkhut targeted Hong Kong.
WATCH: Cameras capture typhoon’s wind, rain amid high rises
Click here to watch Typhoon Mangkhut’s powerful wind and rain battering Hong Kong.
Most powerful typhoon in 60 years lashes S. China
As Typhoon Mangkhut moved ashore in mainland China, nightfall provided a stark look at the storm’s deadly impact in Hong Kong. By Sunday night, government officials had announced at least two people on the island were killed as the powerful cyclone passed about 60 miles to the southwest of the city and its more than…
WATCH: Hong Kong island’s steep, winding city streets
The drivers of taxis, ride-sharing services, and private for-hire cars make driving the sometimes steep, winding, and congested roads of Hong Kong seem like a breeze. Click here to watch.
WATCH: Views from atop Victoria Peak in Hong Kong
Click here to enjoy the view from Hong Kong’s Victoria Peak, the island’s most popular destination.
WATCH: China’s Belt and Road Initiative driving infrastructure development in Greater Bay Area
One of the most significant manufacturing hubs in the world, the Pearl River Delta region of south China is seeing a boom in development. Click here to watch.
Ceramics Museum showcases evolution of international manufacturing in China’s Pearl River Delta
Forty years after the start of China’s reform and opening up to the world, Dongguan, located along the Pearl River Delta, has emerged as one of the country’s most important manufacturing centers. The country’s tenth largest city is home to more than 30 thousand businesses, including many with a focus in the manufacturing of electric…
China banking on neutron source facility in strategic emphasis on technology, manufacturing
China’s ambitions in technology leadership could rely heavily on the success of projects the newly-opened China Spallation Neutron Source (CSNS), the first neutron source facility in a developing country. Only six such research facilities exist, including others in the U.S., Japan, U.K., Switzerland, and Sweden. The 1,000-acre government-funded complex is located in Dongguan City, the…
WATCH: Beautiful sunrise over Dongguan, China
Click here to watch a colorful sunrise over one most important manufacturing hubs in China.
WATCH: Tourists flock to Chinese Riviera, Zhuhai Opera House
Click here to listen to an impromptu concert outside the Zhuhai Opera House.
Canton Tower stands tall as China’s modern architectural, engineering feat
As one of China’s three most populous cities, Guangzhou is a significant manufacturing and transportation hub, as well as a popular tourist destination. The city’s attractions draw more than 100 million visitors each year, many flocking to the Canton Tower. At 1,969 feet tall, it’s the tallest tower in China and third tallest in the…
Economists at Chinese think-tank predict American consumers to feel trade war effects by year’s end
The U.S. trade deficit with China is up for a second straight month and one group of Chinese economists predicts the ongoing trade friction between the two countries will continue to intensify. Citing the numerous U.S. businesses that manufacture products in China, economists at the China Center for International Economic Exchanges proposed this week that…
Navigating traffic in China’s capital city
Navigating the process of obtaining a temporary drivers license in China may not be worth the stress of driving among the millions of cars on the roads of Beijing. It may be simpler to hire a driver or a private bus to get around the capital city. Taxis and the subway system are also reliable…
Despite crowds, Beijing’s subway system is calm, clean, efficient
As the world’s third most-populous city, getting around in Beijing takes some planning. For example, the city’s 21 million residents are only allowed to drive their vehicles in designated sections of the city. In an effort to curb pollution, a system is also in place to regulate which days certain drivers can hit the road….
Best-preserved section of Great Wall of China located outside Beijing
One of the oldest and best-preserved sections of the Great Wall of China is located about two hours outside Beijing. Construction began at Mutianyu in the sixth century BC and much of it was rebuilt in the mid-1500s. Leaders from each of China’s six kingdoms built sections of the wall, totaling more than 15 thousand…
WATCH: Centuries of Chinese history lie in wait at Temple of Heaven
Click here to tour the Temple of Heaven, a complex of religious buildings in central Beijing.
Tiananmen Square, crossroads of history in central Beijing, China
One of the largest city squares in the world, Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China is home to numerous monuments, mausoleums, museums, and government buildings. The Great Hall of the People, the Tiananmen and Arrow towers, and the China National Museum are some of the landmarks located along the perimeter, while the Mausoleum of Mao Zedung…
WATCH: Beijing’s Forbidden City, home of China’s emperors
The Forbidden City, which was China’s imperial palace from 1420 to 1912, is now open to the public. Click here to look around.
Tyler closer to formalizing sister city relationship in China
A city in southwest China is closer to being named the sixth official sister city of Tyler. The Tyler Sister Cities program is exploring a new partnership with Qujing, a city of more than six million residents located in southwestern China, located about 700 miles west of Hong Kong. Earlier this year, the Tyler City…