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Why Taipei’s only three-Michelin-star restaurant is reason enough to visit Taiwan

Located in the five-star Palais de Chine hotel, Le Palais serves Cantonese banquet fare with delicious dim sum

30 Jun 2018 - 12:37PM

Located in the five-star Palais de Chine hotel, Le Palais serves Cantonese banquet fare with delicious dim sum

Why Taipei’s only three-Michelin-star restaurant is reason enough to visit Taiwan
Hooligan Sparrow director on the dangers of filming in China

New York-based filmmaker Nanfu Wang, whose debut feature is about activists seeking justice for sexually abused schoolgirls, tells Dinah Gardner about the risks in covering controversial issues in China and living on the streets in Utah for a month for her next film

18 Jun 2016 - 10:34PM

New York-based filmmaker Nanfu Wang, whose debut feature is about activists seeking justice for sexually abused schoolgirls, tells Dinah Gardner about the risks in covering controversial issues in China and living on the streets in Utah for a month for her next film

Hooligan Sparrow director on the dangers of filming in China
How I scaled the Great Wall of comedy and made Chinese laugh

Irish-American, Putonghua-speaking comedian Des Bishop (a.k.a. Bi Hansheng) tells Dinah Gardner what comic material works best on Chinese audiences.

22 Aug 2015 - 11:38PM

Irish-American, Putonghua-speaking comedian Des Bishop (a.k.a. Bi Hansheng) tells Dinah Gardner what comic material works best on Chinese audiences.

How I scaled the Great Wall of comedy and made Chinese laugh
Bhutan woos Chinese tourists, but fears backlash from India

As entrepreneurial travel agents in Bhutan chase the tourist yuan, the tiny Himalayan nation is wary of a reaction from its closest ally, India.

25 Jul 2015 - 10:59PM

As entrepreneurial travel agents in Bhutan chase the tourist yuan, the tiny Himalayan nation is wary of a reaction from its closest ally, India.

Bhutan woos Chinese tourists, but fears backlash from India
Oscar nominee Hu Wei on filming a changing China

The Beijing-born director, whose short film 'Butter Lamp' is nominated for an Oscar, tells Dinah Gardner about capturing the rapidly evolving nation on film.

20 Feb 2015 - 12:43PM

The Beijing-born director, whose short film 'Butter Lamp' is nominated for an Oscar, tells Dinah Gardner about capturing the rapidly evolving nation on film.

Oscar nominee Hu Wei on filming a changing China
Life without a Dalai Lama? Disbelief at spiritual leader's suggestion

The incumbent's recent suggestion that he could be the last incarnation of the spiritual leader has sparked disbelief and outrage inside and outside Tibet. Dinah Gardner reflects on life without Tenzin Gyatso.

7 Dec 2014 - 10:46AM

The incumbent's recent suggestion that he could be the last incarnation of the spiritual leader has sparked disbelief and outrage inside and outside Tibet. Dinah Gardner reflects on life without Tenzin Gyatso.

Life without a Dalai Lama? Disbelief at spiritual leader's suggestion
Power play: China and India jostle for influence in Nepal

Nestled between India and China, Nepal is seen as strategically valuable to both giants, as they jostle for supremacy over the impoverished nation. Dinah Gardner reports.

28 Apr 2015 - 12:05PM

Nestled between India and China, Nepal is seen as strategically valuable to both giants, as they jostle for supremacy over the impoverished nation. Dinah Gardner reports.

Power play: China and India jostle for influence in Nepal
The high road: the Kingdom of Mustang

Isolated, remote and largely unexplored, the Nepalese Kingdom of Mustang is now open to pilgrims and tourists alike, writes Dinah Gardner. Pictures by Koon Ming Tang.

19 Jul 2014 - 11:52PM

Isolated, remote and largely unexplored, the Nepalese Kingdom of Mustang is now open to pilgrims and tourists alike, writes Dinah Gardner. Pictures by Koon Ming Tang.

The high road: the Kingdom of Mustang
Mainland censorship: authors cut their losses

When writing about China for a mainland readership, overseas authors face a dilemma: appease the censors or refuse to publish. Dinah Gardner talks to writers who have had to make that choice.

1 Apr 2016 - 12:18PM

When writing about China for a mainland readership, overseas authors face a dilemma: appease the censors or refuse to publish. Dinah Gardner talks to writers who have had to make that choice.

Mainland censorship: authors cut their losses