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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

Letter of Condolence from China

After the Dave Feickert, his wife Jing received a very touching letter of condolence from  Mr Sun Huashan, Vice Minister State Administratio... Read more

Articles in ‘Global Times’ by, or about, Dave Feicke...

Dave Feickert, in 2011, over a 3-month period, wrote thirteen hard-hitting articles which were published on the Global Times website. They r... Read more

Lin Zexu – Saviour of Opium Addicts

Most people have heard of the Opium Wars and seen pictures of tragic men lying on beds inhaling the awful drug, eyes empty and hopeless un... Read more

Book Review: My China – A Feast for all the Senses

 'My China – A Feast for all the Senses' by Kylie Kwong, published by Penguin group (Australia) 2007, ISBN 9781920989354.Kylie is a fourth-g... Read more

Visit to Chinese Scholar’s Garden at the award-winning Ham...

“What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet…..”As usual Shakespeare had the last word and last Sunda... Read more

Book Review: Shrewd Sanctity– The Story of Kathleen Hall, Missio...

 by Rae McGregor.  Second Edition published 2011 by AM Publishing New Zealand. ISBN 978-473-20532-4.                                        ... Read more

Book Review: The Dragon in the Land of Snows: A History of Tibe...

by Tsering Shakya, (Pimlico, 1999)ISBN-10: 0140196153The situation in Tibet continues to boil with recent self immolations by monks and nuns... Read more

Book Review: Por Por’s Cookbook

by Carolyn KingHome cooking through the generations since Chinese Women Settled in New Zealand over the last 100 yearsThis book contains ove... Read more