Remko Tanis is an independent journalist, editor and media consultant with extensive 20 year experience in China, Southeast Asia and Europe. Currently based in Zürich, Switzerland, traveling wherever assignments go.
In an amusement park in southern China visitors pay to watch people with a growth disorder dress up, sing and dance.
Every two minutes someone in China commits suicide. In Nanjing, on the country's most famous bridge, one man tries to stop as many as possible from killing themselves.
Hundreds of elderly Shanghainese flock to their local Ikea store to find someone, not to assemble furniture with, but to build up a relationship.