Tag Archives: Shanghai

Charmaine Chan: Shanghai’s Street of Eternal Happiness

Street of Eternal Happiness1Rob Schmitz’s take on a teeming Chinese city in which everyone is chasing the capitalist dream. Continue reading

German President Presses China on Political Prisoners During Visit



President Joachim Gauck of Germany meeting with students after his speech at Tongji University in Shanghai on Wednesday. Credit Johannes Eisele/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

BEIJING — Four days before President Joachim Gauck of Germany began his first state visit to China on Sunday, the exiled writer Liao Yiwu visited Schloss Bellevue, the presidential residence in Berlin. Continue reading

German president slams communism in provocative speech to Shanghai students on his China visit

Joachim Gauck in ShanghaiGermany’s president has condemned the illegitimacy of Communist rule in East Germany and lauded the benefits of human rights in a provocative speech to Shanghai university students on Wednesday. Continue reading

Getting Stuck in for Shanghai: Putting the Kibosh on the Kaiser from the Bund; The British at Shanghai and the Great War by Robert Bickers


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Getting stuck in for Shanghai

Professor Robert Bickers of the University of Bristol explores the contradictions, patriotic fervour and battlefield experiences of the largest contingent of Shanghai British to fight the Kaiser’s forces in Europe, and the story of the city they left behind. Continue reading