Wei Huan’s Fashion, Covid-19 and More, Week 46 Update

Photographer Wei Huan creates alien landscapes for fashion magazines – The China Project

Fashion editorials often strive to escape the bounds of reality to pursue a vision of pure fantasy. Photography, though central, is simply one tool among many. The worlds gleefully built by photographer Wéi Huān 韋欢 abound with humanoid characters inhabiting blinding, colorful alien landscapes. Models pose in dystopian wastelands or sit in pools of industrial waste as tire fires burn in the background. Others curl up in a warm bedroom, encased in a creamy, dripping bubble.


These pictures of Chinese buildings might win the Architectural Photography Awards for 2022 – The China Project

Judges have selected 23 finalists in categories such as interiors, exteriors, bridges, and buildings in use, from a work submitted by both professional photographers and amateurs from 64 countries and regions across the globe. The chosen photographs will be exhibited at the World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Lisbon, Portugal, from November 30 to December 2, with the overall winner to be announced at the event’s gala dinner.

Chinese buildings and landscapes have consistently been featured in the competition since its inception. In 2017, Chinese photographer Zhāng Qiánxī 张虔希 was named overall winner for his image of a vaulted swimming pool at the new campus of Tianjin University. Last year, Chinese photographer Liu Xinghao won the same title for his image of people enjoying their holidays against the backdrop of Safdie Architects’ Raffles City complex in Chongqing.


The best Chinese-language drama series with English subtitles you can stream right now – The China Project

From an alternate-reality crime show about a sexual assault survivor to a visually stunning fantasy drama featuring a forbidden romance, these are 2022’s best Chinese-language TV series coming out that you can find on popular streaming services.


Full Text & Analysis: China's 20 measures to optimize COVID controls (pekingnology.com)

China’s National Health Commission on Friday, November 11, published a notice (CHN) that includes the much anticipated 进一步优化防控工作的二十条措施 20 measures to further optimize COVID prevention and control work.


Story of the Week: A model store run by a "cyber-mom" (gingerriver.com)

Today's newsletter is first published by WeChat blogger Chapingjun entitled "A 25-year-old model shop owner died, and his mother decided to take on his legacy" 一位25岁的模型玩家去世了,他的母亲决定继承他的遗志. It's a story about how an ordinary mom turned into a "cyber-mom" and carried on the hobby, the. business, and the legacy of her late son.

By the standard of the sci-fi world where love and death are the eternal core, "cyber-mom" found a very cyberpunk way to memorize her beloved boy.


Xi Jinping: Hold High the Great Banner of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics and Strive in Unity to Build a Modern Socialist Country in All Respects —— Report to the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (china-embassy.gov.cn)

Full test of President Xi’s report to the 20th National Congress of the CPC



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