Global News Journal

China in pictures: From black and white to colour

December 11, 2008

By Emma Graham-Harrison

“Long live Chairman Mao Zedong” is scrawled on a thin strip of wood stuck into the ground where a peasant in tattered clothes is urging on a weary-looking ox. Near “Ploughing with Mao” are beautifully composed shots of young, fanatical Red Guards smashing antiques, and another group¬†roughly tormenting a “counter-revolutionary” old man.¬†

Beijing: My home away from home

December 8, 2008

By Ben Blanchard

I never thought I’d ever go to China. This may not sound strange, except that from the age of 16 I knew I wanted to study Chinese at university.