The Tiger Art Village That Won’t Change its Stripes


HENAN, Central China — The sweltering July heat, the passing trucks, and the loitering pigs cannot distract the dozen painting students from the task at hand. The villagers, young and old, are sitting around a table in their teacher’s studio, putting the finishing touches on their tigers’ whiskers and fur with the utmost concentration. The village of Wanggongzhuang’s love for the big cat is announced … Continue reading The Tiger Art Village That Won’t Change its Stripes

“Too Loud, Too Rude”: Switzerland Introduces Separate Trains for Chinese Tourists


Switzerland has introduced special coaches for Chinese tourists, as locals consider them to be ‘loud’ and ‘rude’. The news has triggered mixed reactions amongst Weibo’s netizens. According to China’s National Tourism Administration (中国国家旅游管理局), China now sends more tourists abroad than any other country in the world. The number of Chinese outbound tourists exceeded 100 million in 2014, spending $155 billion. Although destination countries welcome the … Continue reading “Too Loud, Too Rude”: Switzerland Introduces Separate Trains for Chinese Tourists