What can the Isle of Man do for China?

It’s in Europe, but it’s not. It’s part of Britain, but it’s not. Dominic Swire talks to Michael Charlton from the Isle of Man government about the unique status of this island, what it can offer China and why this small economy has been booming when much of the rest of Europe has not. . […]

US Prof: China Needs More Western Art (pt1/3)

Professor Donald Stone is an American expert on western art. For 30 years he’s taught here at Peking University, helping to build up what he says may be the only permanent public collection of western art in China. It’s a project close to the professor’s heart as he believes China needs more exposure to classical […]

Enter the Dragon – a New Chinese Superhero?

You may have heard Spider-Man creator Stan Lee plans to introduce the world to the Annihilator, a new Chinese superhero. . Well, Mr Lee (who’s not Asian), may have a fight on his hands – he’s not the only one with the idea. . Summer 2013 will see the release of Dragon Resurrection, a graphic […]

Seth Looks Back

Dominic Swire talks to fellow CRI video reporter Seth Coleman about his best work of 2012, the challenges of shooting in difficult locations, and where he doesn’t want to go on holiday… . Watch on Youtube or Youku

Bodybuilding with Chinese Characteristics

China’s bodybuilding scene may be small. Chinese bodybuilders are anything but… . . There are not many people on this planet that can make Arnold Schwarzenegger look small. . Ronnie Coleman is one of them. The 8 time world champion bodybuilder was recently in China to promote his own line of protein supplements and check […]

The World’s Most Important Relationship

. As the American election nears, how will the result affect relations between the US and China? Why is there so much misunderstanding between these two countries and how can both sides work to improve ties? . Julia Chang Bloch is perhaps uniquely positioned to answer these questions. The first ever Chinese-American Ambassador and head […]

Ouch! Science Shows Benefits of Acupuncture

Ouch! Science Shows Benefits of Acupuncture . Acupuncture, or the art of sticking needles into people to improve their health, has been a popular alternative medicine for thousands of years, even though we don’t know exactly how it works. But science may be on the verge of changing this. Dominic Swire has more. .

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, […]