Suggestion for a fun Twitter follow:
Tong Bingxue 仝冰雪
Here’s how he describes himself: Collector & Historian of earlier image of China. Author of History of Photo Studios in China. All tweeted are my own collection unless stated otherwise.
Here is an example:
There is an outstanding photo feature about the commercial monster China is building itself into with its
OBOR “Belt and Road Initiative” here, at The New Yorker’s website just now. This photo is a screen grab from the article. You get a few free articles a month without being a subscriber, so you can check it out.
Interesting two part series in NK News about tourism to North Korea from a Chinese perspective.
Part One is here, and
Part Two is here.
Prayer flags at Lalung Leh pass, 5050 meters (16570 feet) in the Himalayas, Tibet. Here is a story about our trip to Tibet from Common Sense and Whiskey, the book. See more photos from Tibet at EarthPhotos.com. And see all the Friday Photos.
If you’re vaguely aware that polite young people have been on the streets of Hong Kong but it’s kind of hard to keep up with events on the other side of the world (and with a big BOO to the local paper‘s strict paywall), read this one article to bring you up to speed at a potentially defining moment in the protests:
TV Face-Off Dramatizes Gulf Between Hong Kong Protesters and Officials
Here’s a quote:
Nick Lee, 24, a cook living in the blue-collar district of Mong Kok, where some of the worst clashes have taken place, said: “[Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying] thinks he cannot give more power to the people, but I should have the power, not him.”
Xi Jinping and his mandarins in Zhongnanhai know all too well that Nick Lee has exactly such power. They must lie awake at night conjuring ever newer ways to keep that precise knowledge from their greater mainland public.
Don’t know photo credit. Via @samuel_wade
“To get rich is glorious.” So go make some money. But leave us in Zhongnanhai alone. And do only what we say on the internets. And today? Tiananmen Square? Don’t even think about it. Browse the China Gallery at EarthPhotos.com.