• Behind the mask


    Sierra Leone native Mariatu Kargbo has captured China's heart with her devotion to its culture and people.

  • Fast lane in Guangzhou


    Karl Fjellstrom is happiest looking at traffic as it hums smoothly along a major thoroughfare in Guangzhou, Guangdong province.

  • Painted faces


    The colorful makeup of Peking Opera masks Ghaffar Pourazar's nationality, and at the same time reveals the lifelong dedication of a true lover of the art.

  • The innkeeper from Japan


    Katsuyuki Hayashi had arrived in China for an international symposium, but he loved what he saw so much he decided to stay. Now, he plays host to other visitors from abroad, including his fellow Japanese.

  • Now I know my A-B-C


    There is a rural village in Guangdong where even a 4-year-old can fluently respond to an English greeting.

  • The art of China watching


    He has spent the better part of his 20s in China, studying, observing and writing about what he sees. Now, Kato Yoshikazu is leaving and wants to share his thoughts.