Why Tibet is China’s original laboratory of repression

(STL.News) For the longest time, the world has focused on Xinjiang.  But Beijing began its campaign of repression against the minorities in Tibet.  …

Why Tibet is China’s original laboratory of repression

Chen Guangcheng Speech

When I lived in China, activist for the disabled Chen Guangcheng was under house arrest and escaped from his home in my province, Shandong. He made it to the US Embassy in Beijing and applied for the US to take him in as a human rights refugee.

We did take him in and NYU offered him a position.

I followed this story as it happened and found this speech riveting at the RNC a couple seeks back. I’m impressed that he could read Braille in English and give a speech in a second language at such a big event.

Which Way Challenge

Guangdong, China

The Which Way Challenge, that Cee began, has been picked up by the Alive and Trekking blogger.  The beauty of it is that it’s free form.

You can include images of doors, gates, roads, streets, exits, signs, paths, waterways, canals, railroad tracks, you name it.

See more Which Way photos by clicking here. You’ll be amazed at where people are going.

Cee’s Fun Foto

Commercial Buildings

Coffee shop, Melbourne

Each week Cee challenges us to share photos based on an inspiring prompt. This week we’re challenged to share photos of commercial buildings so I went looking for shops, banks, offices and the like.

Guangzhou, China

If you click here, you’ll get to Cee’s blog, the hub of Fun Foto activity.

Chicago
Wrigley Building, Chicago

Cee’s Fun Foto

Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to share photos of modern apartments and homes.

Chicago’s Marina Towers
Model of modern Shanghai

What will you choose to share?

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Frank Lloyd Wright, Racine, Wisconsin
Jinan, Chia

Click here to see more fun photos, click here.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

Old Buildings, Barns or Sheds

Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to share photos of buildings of any sort that are old. The Japanese concept of wabi-sabi values the aged, old, broken, imperfect.

What will you choose to share?

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Guangdong, China taken in 2007

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New Mexico along the Turquoise Trail

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Columbus, Indiana, a grand home

Click here to see more fun photos, click here.

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Which Way Challenge

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The Which Way Challenge, that Cee began, has been picked up by the Alive and Trekking blogger.  The beauty of it is that it’s free form.

You can include images of doors, gates, roads, streets, exits, signs, paths, waterways, canals, railroad tracks, you name it.

See more Which Way photos by clicking here. You’ll be amazed at where people are going.

Pull Up a Seat Photo Challenge

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Fancy Chairs in Zhujiayu

For this weekly challenge Xingfu Mama will make a post every Friday morning. To play along: Create a post with a photo of places one sits or might sit, or art about sitting, and maybe a little background or story about the spot or a picture of the view.

  • Add a tag “Pull up a Seat”.
  • Add a link to your post in the Pull up a Seat comment section, either by writing a comment with your URL or by creating a pingback.

You can see more posts by clicking here.

Come join the fun!

Sculpture Saturday

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798 Art Space, Beijing

Saturday Sculpture was hosted by the Mind over Memory blogger.

To join in, what you need to do is:

  • Share a photo of a sculpture
  • Link to below because Mind over Memory’s has had to stop hosting. Between a new graduate program and work, she’s super busy

It’s a fun challenge. Give it a try.

I made a new little logo for Sculpture Saturday. Feel free to use it.

Sculpture Saturday

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

Anything Man-Made

Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to share photos of anything that’s man-made, which gives us a lot of latitude and room for fun.

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A Buddhist steppe in Riau, Indonesia

What will you choose to share?

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In Chicago

Click here to see more fun photos, click here.

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