Some exciting news from WildChina! WildChina founder Zhang Mei has been featured on CNN’s “On China” series with Kristie Lu Stout. “On China” is the first regular series on the Middle Kingdom by CNN and provides an insider’s view of China from within the country’s own borders. Mei was invited to speak on Chinese explorers and the spirit of exploration in China.
In the feature Mei notes how China’s philosophy of filial piety has made exploration anathema. One Chinese proverb that Mei discusses is “Fu mu zai, bu yuan xing,” or — roughly translated — “When your parents are around, don’t travel far away.” Mei explains that “The first virtue was to be “xiao,” or filial to your parents and that held back a lot of people and they stayed home. But with the internet, young people now see the world and say, ‘Wow… why can’t I do that?'” Why not indeed. Tune in this weekend to catch the full story.
If you missed the earlier broadcasts of Mei on CNN they will be shown again this weekend on Saturday, January 26 at 9:30PM and Sunday January 27 at 1:30PM Beijing time. If you have other questions about travel in China, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to assist you.