How I survived earthquake in China

By Edmund Smith-Asante

Destruction left by the earthquake. PICTURE BY EDMUND SMITH-ASANTE.jpg
Destruction left in the wake of the earthquake. PICTURE BY EDMUND SMITH-ASANTE

It began as a very faint sound, as that of a passing big vehicle, but the sound grew louder and clearer. Before I could fathom what was happening, the ground on which I stood started shaking and grew in intensity as the seconds ticked.

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From barber to businessman• A persevering Ghanaian in China

By Edmund Smith-Asante

Mr and Mrs Ketu (middle with citation) with some officials of Ghana's Beijing Embassy
Mr and Mrs Ketu (middle with citation) with some officials of Ghana’s Beijing Embassy

He referred to himself as a hustler telling the young students in the audience that they were living in China in better times and nothing they were going through could compare to the difficulties he faced 19 years ago as a ‘nobody’.

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The thrill on Canton Tower – China’s tallest, world’s 3rd

By Edmund Smith-Asante, GUANGZHOU

The Canton Tower at close range.   PICTURE BY EDMUND SMITH-ASANTE.jpg
The Canton Tower at close range. PICTURE BY EDMUND SMITH-ASANTE

If I was at my daring best when I climbed 877 wooden steps up the Kwahu Mountain at Obo Kwahu in 2016, then going up the Canton Tower in China defies any form of description.

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Everybody was Kung Fu fighting

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The “Legend of Kung Fu – Return of the Dragon”, first showed in May, 2004 at the Red Theatre in Beijing, drawing a record of 4,401 performances in Beijing alone and 1,218 performances in countries throughout the world and entertaining over 3.8 million audiences.

By Edmund Smith-Asante, BEIJING, CHINA

Kung fu in action. PICTURE BY EDMUND SMITH-ASANTE.jpg
Kung fu in action. PICTURE BY EDMUND SMITH-ASANTE

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Tian’anmen – More than just a square

By Edmund Smith-Asante, BEIJING

Chairman Mao Zedong's picture overlooks the Tian'anmen Square from the north. PICTURE BY EDMUND SMITH-ASANTE
Chairman Mao Zedong’s picture overlooks the Tian’anmen Square from the north. PICTURE BY EDMUND SMITH-ASANTE 

All that I knew about the famed Tian’anmen Square in China was a story about a student protest that had gone awry some years ago. But that square had etched a certain impression on my mind.

 

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Fighting the malaria scourge – Mass Drug Administration recommended

By Edmund Smith-Asante

Hundreds of bottles containing plant medicine line up the walls of the museum. PICTURE BY EDMUND SMITH-ASANTE

Developers of the anti-malaria artemisinin-based combination therapy, popularly known as ACT, have said the most effective way of eradicating malaria is by employing mass drug administration (MDA).

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