In addition to these grabs from the Le Figaro photo blog (and one more of some beautiful monkeys in snowy Nagano), I’d like to recommend the work of Pierre Haski, former China correspondent for Liberation and presently the author of the “Chinatown” blog on Rue 89. Why read this guy’s work? Who else is writing such thoughtful analysis? Looking at the Sino-North Korean relationship in this post, he compares Chinese aid to the DPRK to the Marshall Plan.
But most of all, as I get ready for a Bach performance when the sun comes up today, there is this very endearing 2-minute video report on students in Beijing aspiring to enter the Chinese Academy of Film (via Aujourd’hui en Chine).