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Queen Elizabeth I - Letter to China - 1602

China receives letter from Queen Elizabeth I – 383 years t...

In 1602 Queen Elizabeth I wrote a letter to the Emperor of Cathay seeking trade with China - intending for the letter to be delivered t... Read more
Joseph Rock and Joseph Needham

Joseph Rock and Joseph Needham: Science Adventurers in the China...

Miles concluded his talk with some observations about the evolving nature of  'friendship', personal and corporate, with China over the year... Read more
Rewi Alley Whare after maintenance, with Rose Blossom

Rewi Alley’s Whare [farmhouse] at Moeawatea, NZ

Also see:  The NZ Herald article about Rewi Alley's whare.The web article "A Life of Deeds and some little fame - Rewi Alley", by New Plymou... Read more
Dujiangyan Bridge Toilet

Some aspects of Chinese toilets

So, briefly, Chinese toilets, at least for men are very 'respectable'.  Let's hope that things are improving for women. Duncan France Read more
Rafts, bridge and mountains (from video)

A Great Video of Chinese Scenery

If you have always wanted to visit China, this video is a must to see and will definitely persuade you to go, especially along the River Li ... Read more

Eyewitness account of Japanese attacks on British ships during t...

During this night bombs thudded incessantly, and shell shrieked away making things miserable for an already thoroughly nervous group of pass... Read more

Places of Interest in Shanghai

If you are planning a visit to Shanghai, you might consider the places of interest suggested below by Barbara Markland, Secretary of the N... Read more

More fascinating Chinese Rubbish Bins

Following our posting 'A Fascination for Chinese Rubbish Bins', we have received a number of examples of fascinating Chinese rubbish which a... Read more

The ‘Ancient Tea Horse Road’, China

During 2011, I was able to travel for a period of time along the well-known Silk Road, starting in Xi’an and on through North-West China int... Read more

A fascination for Chinese rubbish bins….

If you had told me before I first went to China in 2007 that I would end-up having a lasting fascination, if not a love affair, for Chinese ... Read more

Dave Feickert – Champion for Workers’ Safety –...

Jing and Dave were married both in traditional Chinese dress in Whanganui, but Jing still carried on working periodically in Beijing. When t... Read more

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