China: The Future of world Football?

The recent exodus of high-profile football stars to China has cast the spotlight on the world’s most populous nation and their attempts to promote the beautiful game. The trend began with Brazilian centre-back Renato Augusto who signed for Beijing Guoan last January before convincing his compatriots Hulk and Oscar to join rivals Shanghai SIPG in […]

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Liu Bolin: the invisible man?

Photo: dennis crowley If you google Liu Bolin, the results will largely celebrate the playful colour and amusement of his work. Bolin’s recent international success has centred explicitly on just that, ignoring or failing to realise the darker socio-political implications of his creative assertion of erased identity. In fact, Bolin’s first use of the ‘invisible […]

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Rhodes Trust to accept Chinese scholars

The Rhodes Trust announced this week that it will accept a cohort of Chinese Rhodes scholars in the biggest expansion of the scholarship since it was opened to women in the 1970s. Widely regarded as among the world’s most prestigious graduate scholarships, the Trust currently grants 83 awards each year. Several Chinese applicants will be […]

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What matters in Hong Kong – China’s SAR

The incumbent Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR, C.Y. Leung, could not have picked a less opportune time to take office. In a summer rife with marked political developments at the regional and national level, C.Y. and his administration have found themselves to be the ill-fated punching bags for political frustration from a public brimming […]

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