Taking Off-Road Wheelchairs for a Spin

What do you get when you cross a mountain bike with a wheelchair? It may sound like a joke, but one inventor in Manchester has come up with a solution. And it’s a lot of fun! WATCH ON YOUTUBE #mountaintrike Tweets Tweet Follow @dominicswire

Le Festival Croisements – A Showcase of French culture in China

2014 saw a host of cultural events across China and France including cinema, theatre, dance, music, visual arts, new media and literature. This was all part of the annual Festival Croisements, a major showcase of French and Chinese culture. More info here: Le Festival Croisements – A Showcase of French culture in China Watch on […]

Stepping up for Beijing’s First Vertical Run

. They say taking the stairs is healthy. Some people like the activity so much they turned it into a sport – which is now coming to Beijing. Dominic Swire has more. . For more information about the Vertical run race, you can go to www.verticalrun.cn . Watch on Youtube or Youku

Expo Exposed

. The World Expo’s been promoting cultural exchange for more than 150 years. But what many don’t know is that much of the real cultural exchange happens after closing time…

Behind the Scenes of the Chinese Pavilion

. The theme of the Yeosu Expo in South Korea is how cities can successfully exist by the ocean. Many countries have pavilions at the exhibition and China’s is one of the biggest. Dominic Swire recently visited to see what they have on offer.

Getting High in Weifang

Kite flying is big in China. And nowhere is it bigger than in Weifang. This city in the eastern province of Shandong recently held its 29th international kite flying festival. Dominic Swire was there to bring us this video. .

Preparing for a Photo Finish

Beijing’s Caochangdi international photography exhibition may only be three years old but is already making a name for itself. The event includes around 30 exhibitions at various locations across Beijing. It runs until the end of May 2012. . . More information here

American Kids Turning Chinese

Mandarin Chinese is becoming an increasingly popular language to learn. Now one school in Washington DC is taking classes to a whole new level. Dominic Swire has more. .

The Goosebump Factor

The late Yehudi Menuhin is perhaps one of the world’s greatest violinists. 29 years ago he helped establish a small competition in the UK for young players. This year, for the first time ever, it’s being held outside Europe. In Beijing, to be precise. .

Nixon in China – “I was there”

It’s been described as the week that shook the world. Forty years ago in February 1972, US President Richard Nixon made a surprise visit to China, paving the way for diplomatic relations between the two nations. . US diplomat Nicholas Platt was there. He recently spoke to Dominic Swire about his experiences meeting Richard Nixon, […]