New political column

Exciting news – from today and onwards I’ll be writing a column for Norwegian website PolitiskeNyheter every week. It will be about all things political in Asia, first and foremost Hong Kong & China. My first article was published today and it’s about the chief executive race in Hong Kong, which has taken a wild … Continue reading

Chinese New Years

We’ve put the first week of Year of the dragon behind us, and the festivities are all done. I really enjoyed seeing how the new year is celebrated here and taking part in the traditions. For instance I went to the New Years Fair, which took place late at night in a park here in … Continue reading

Expat pandas on a China-long journey

Here’s one for you animal lovers. According to China Daily, a pair of pandas from the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding left China Sunday morning to Paris, where they would arrive after an 11 hour long flight. The pair is called Yuan Zai and Huan Huan. Zai, male, likes climbing trees, playing with … Continue reading