Foreign Expert Bureau

Creating a a sense of place within Tianjin; exploring and exposing the complexities of a modern day Chinese city. In partnership with the municipal government.

The St Regis

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Starwood’s premier hotel reflecting in the Hai He river.

Beijing's Royal Lakes

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Ornate Temple Roof

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Inside A Concert Hall

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China's Library

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Two Men

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Guwenhua Jie

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Or Ancient Culture Street, that’s what the expats call it anyway.

A Blue Umbrella

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The unveiling of Tianjin’s latest glass-panelled mega-structure; the natural history museum. Complete with dinosaurs.

Modern Architecture

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Tianjin's Past

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An elderly man cycles through Tianjin’s colonial past.

Tianjin's Future

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An elderly couple walk the circular route around Tianjin’s grand theatre, stopping to reflect on what once was.

Meijiang Nan By Day

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Premium apartments in northern Tianjin.

Fireworks explode below.

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Premium apartments in northern Tianjin.

Red Bull

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Two Red Bull athletes take a break from performing at Tianjin’s Happy Valley theme park.

Tianhong

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Wu Da Dao

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Where old Tianjin evolves with a respectful modern twist.

Inside Arch

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Zhou Enlai

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Bust of the first Premier of the People’s Republic of China.

Auntie R

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The Hutongs

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Gucci

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Civil Administration

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High Contrast Wheel

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Looking over the Hai He river.

Art History

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Art History

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Inner City Living

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Twisted Glass

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