from Changing China:

On Obama’s trail in Beijing

November 17, 2009

Guan Yongning is a senior cameraman with Reuters Television in Beijing . In  15 years in the field,  he has covered stories ranging from natural disasters to politics and major sporting events.  Guan was one of the chosen few reporters able to follow U.S. President Barack Obama's visit in China up-close.  He tells the story of what reporters have to go through to capture a few precious shots of the U.S. leader.

from Changing China:

U.S. expats discuss Obama’s visit over a beer

November 17, 2009

Beijing's local Americans believe Obama can maintain his popularity with the Chinese public just as long as he focuses on their main interests - trade relations and the fate of the huge Chinese holdings of U.S. government debt.

from Changing China:

Beijing’s American acupuncturist

November 17, 2009

The U.S. President may be in China but it is business as usual for Beijing's American acupuncturist.
 Connecticut born Bryan McMahon is treating a Chinese patient in his traditional courtyard in the backstreets of Beijing.
  Bryan has spent years studying Chinese traditional medicine in both Beijing and Shanghai.
 He says that part of the reason he chose Chinese medicine over its western alternative was the way in which it is so deeply rooted within Chinese culture.
Bryan's patient Sai Na  believes the American-Chinese approach to acupuncture offers a new and improved form of treatment.

from Changing China:

A snowy message to Obama.

November 15, 2009

 

A wintery climate change warning from Beijing's Great Wall - and a snowy hike for those involved.

from Changing China:

China gets creative with Obamania

November 14, 2009

Obama marketing Hits China

 Obama mania takes hold of Beijing ahead of the U.S. President's first state visit to China from November 15 to November 18.

from Changing China:

Tradition and tea

November 14, 2009

An evening's entertainment in traditional Chinese style.

Sichuan face-changing dances and teacup musicians keep the ancient Chinese arts alive in the famous Lao She Teahouse at the centre of Beijing.

from Changing China:

Reuters reporter catches a ride with F1 champ Button

November 13, 2009

 

Beijing based Reuters Sports Reporter Nick Mulvenney gets the ride of a lifetime in the passenger seat of F1 Champion Jenson Button's race car, for a whirlwind tour inside Beijing's iconic Bird's Nest stadium. 

from Changing China:

Beijing’s graffiti: art or mayhem?

November 5, 2009

Beijing's young graffiti artists use derelict buildings as the canvas to share their take on the world.

from Changing China:

China’s changing palette

October 25, 2009

Pampered grapes and expensive price tags in China's growing wine market.

The specially imported grapes at Bodega-Langes winery in Heibei province enjoy a constant concert of classical music from the vineyard right through to the cellars.

from Changing China:

China mimic – birdsong in Beijing

October 20, 2009

Bird's singing, horses galloping, trains trundling along and even planes taking off are no challenge for Chinese professional mimic Cheng Jiaqiang.