There has been a lot of laughter at my expense of late and perhaps even a hint of pity, on account of my marriage. Don't concern yourselves, we're happy, but that hasn't stopped the man who writes under the pen name Brother Cui in North America.
Sabrina Merolla is enthralled by the images that flit past her eyes every day in Beijing. Through her camera lens those seemingly transient scenes of everyday life take on a more permanent nature. Merolla, 35, from Italy, has been a photographer for 10 years, and she regards her love for taking such pictures not just as a release from the pace of modern life, but as an opportunity to reconnect with reality and the life within. Merolla has been keeping track of the daily sights and sounds of the Chinese world by using what she calls the snapshot style. "The trick of photography is to keep sights fresh," she says.
Executives consider coming decade on eve of a new era. Since the beginning of the country's economic reform and opening-up in the late 1970s, international investors have learned to share a keen interest in political activities in Beijing with their local counterparts.