China is a land of contradictions, vast wealth and modern technology contrast with the extreme poverty and 19th century living conditions of many.
I was fortunate to spend a year in China (July 2004 – August 2005) working for China Radio International http://english.cri.cn/ as an English language sub-editor and broadcaster.
And here is some of the work I did working for CRI in Beijing.
IMPRESSIONS OF SHANGHAI – ‘TRAVEL EXPRESS‘ 25/5/2005
There are three things, though, that Shanghai has that make it a more appealing city than Beijing. The first, an abundance of parks and trees, Beijing can and will do something about; particularly with the Olympics looming in 2008. There is nothing so calming as a splash of green amidst the urban greyness. Shanghai has older more established trees, which I can’t blame Beijing for, it’s only several thousand years old, and Shanghai appears to have more parks that, strangely enough have people in them…… full story
REPORT ON THE TIANJIN ECONOMIC-TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT AREA – ‘REAL TIME BEIJING‘ 1/4/2005
Now turning to our special series of reports on TEDA, or Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area. CRI’s Tim Stoney takes a look at how local government tries to better serve enterprises in the high-tech zone.
PASS ON THE LEGACY TO FUTURE GENERATIONS – ‘CHINA HORIZONS‘ 29/3/2005
As a country boasting a long history, China is home to many of the world’s oldest historical sites such as the Great Wall and the Forbidden City. The question of how to better protect these treasures remains a great challenge for the government and the people. To find out more about the efforts to preserve China’s history, tune into China Horizons.
I also wrote several articles for the local English language magazine China Today.