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Hanggai – "this music will make you homesick for a place you've never been" [ 16:30 February 22 2010]

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If you've ever wanted to experience the sounds of ethnic China but just don't seem to be able to find the time to get out of the city, then don't worry, you need go no further than Beijing's Dong Cheng District.

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China: inside looking out [ 10:15 November 25 2009]

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Western perceptions of China have been changing. Although it has to be said, prior to the Beijing Olympics, these perceptions were changing less vigorously than China itself. Older generations of foreigners until recently, tended to associate China with Zhongshan suits and short cropped hair styles.

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Real life "Bananaman" [ 10:51 December 14 2009]

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As the world marvels at China's economic miracle, many could be forgiven for forgetting the nation's hard working individuals who have been striving to make a better life for themselves and for their children.

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Gavin Jon Mowat

Gavin Jon Mowat, editor and columnist for People's Daily Online.

As a graduate from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, UK, Gavin came to Beijing 2 years ago to study Chinese.

Enjoying the culture and traditions of the orient so much, Gavin has since left his home in Scotland and is now living and working in China.

Gavin uses his background in writing to share his experiences of China with you at People's Daily Online.

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Li Hongmei, editor and columnist of PD Online.

Li HongLi Hong

After 19 years working for China Daily and its website, Li Hong moved to english.people.com.cn in March 2009.

Li has been a reporter and column writer, mainly on China's economy and politics.

He was graduated from Beijing Foreign Studies University, and once studied in University of Hawaii and the Poynter Institute in Florida.