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Tribute to Ukrainian Mothers Evokes Range of Opinions in Central Prague

By Diana Dalton and Caroline Mueller ~ 

A Czech artist has created a ghastly sculpture hanging between two buildings over Dlouhá Street featuring a woman’s form adorned in a traditional Ukrainian headdress that became a symbol of resistance during Ukraine’s  2014 Maidan Revolution. Veronika Psotkova’s wrought wire…

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Wrecked Russian Tanks In Prague Spark Curiosity

By Juliana Zappitell and Taylor Coester ~ 

Captured Russian military equipment showcased in Prague’s Letna park drew dozens of visitors on Tuesday during the first full day of an exhibit arranged by Ukraine’s government to keep the spotlight on their fight against Moscow. The exhibit, featuring damaged…

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Summer Break to Revitalize Czech Protests

By Chip Lauterbach ~ Going on Assignment in Prague July 2022 – July 9, 2022

Czech protests have wound down for the summer, but organizers say the break — far from being a chance for the movement to lose momentum — will re-energize the protestors, leaving them fresh to take advantage of new ammunition expected…

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A Sporting Chance

By Melanie Ritchot ~ Going on Assignment in Prague July 2022 – July 9, 2022

A soccer team for Roma kids in the Czech town of Neratovice has boosted school attendance and given the players a wider field of play. by Melanie Ritchot Making it onto Neratovice’s soccer team for Roma youth is simultaneously easy…

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Removing the Stigma

By Charlie Mitchell ~ Going on Assignment in Prague July 2022 – July 9, 2022

How can the Czech Republic have such low rates of depression and still so many suicides? by Charlie Mitchell Jan Chylik remembers well what it was like when the depression he suffered as a teenager began to worsen, yet he…

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Standing by Tibet

By Denis Burke ~ 

In a climate of improving official relations with China, some Czechs continue to vocally support the disputed region. by Denis Burke 5 December 2017 Few countries can boast visits from both the Chinese president and the Dalai Lama in the…

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Into the Mainstream

By Barbara Levin ~ Going on Assignment in Prague July 2018 – July 7, 2018

As Czech students headed back to class this fall, their schools started implementing a long-awaited law that could finally end the de facto segregation of Roma students – though activists remain skeptical. by Barbara Levin 3 October 2016 At age…

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Czech Ingenuity Puts New Shine on Endangered Craft

By Sandra Dondenne ~ Going on Assignment in Prague July 2018 – July 7, 2018

After barely making it through the ’90s and limping through the 2008 crash, Bohemia’s fabled decorative glass industry is on the rise again. 20 September 2016 As he strolled down the streets of Paris four years ago while on holiday…

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Czech Puppets: From Hand-Made to Mass-Produced

By Yijing Dai ~ Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) – July 10, 2015

PRAGUE — In a small marionette shop near the Charles Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic, Františka Nekvasilová, a skillful designer and marionette creator is stitching a costume for the hand-made marionette. She works in the this 22-year-old shop called Truhlář Marionety. The…

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Chinese Travelers Venture Into Self-Driving

By Sunny Sun Xinyi ~ Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) – July 10, 2015

PRAGUE — As the trend of switching from team tour to independent travel in Chinese outbound travel – In 2014 the number of Chinese outbound independent traveller increased by 26.8% year-on-year in 2013,according to 2014 Chinese Outbound Traveller Behavior Report, outbound…

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The Origins and Evolution of a Czech Tradition

By Fu Linmeng ~ Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) – July 10, 2015

PRAGUE — Walking along the street of central zone in Prague, you are prone to see hundreds of puppet shops, large and small. “It was my desire to make marionettes since my childhood after seeing the astonishing animation in television, ” said…

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How the USSR Influenced Czech Music Bands

By Wang Jinlin ~ Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) – July 10, 2015

PRAGUE — With a smile on his face, Petar Introvic, lead vocal of a Czech native music band called “Bluesberry” stepped up onto the stage of the “Blue Sklep Bar”. This skinny elder man has a gift for music, once he…

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One of Europe’s Picturesque Cities Battles the Stain of Graffiti

By Warrick Wang ~ Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) – July 10, 2015

PRAGUE — While walking through the cobble streets in Prague, people can see almost everywhere is sprayed on, whether on a building, a lamppost, a trash bin, or a bench. David Lynch, film director, says graffiti is ruining the world and…

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Modern Czech Music Grows More Diverse

By Zhong Shan ~ Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) – July 10, 2015

PRAGUE —  “I made it all by my heart.” Petar Introvič says, with a firm facial expression, when talking about his blues career. Petar Introvič is the front man of Bluesberry, a legendary Czech blues band who makes blues music…

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Footballing Unites Czech Friend and Fans

By Quiye Huang ~ Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) – July 10, 2015

PRAGUE — “Almost 98% young guys in my school love football.” said Luke Suto, a student in Prague. According to the statistics from CZ Football Association, the Czech Republic, a country with almost 10,540,000 people, owns 637,655 registered numbers, coaches and…

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Czech Home-Schooling Grows in Popularity

By Shuang Guo ~ Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) – July 10, 2015

PRAGUE — It is a sunny Friday morning. Zoe, a ten-year-old girl, has just finished her breakfast. Instead of getting on her mother’s car and heading to school, Zoe entered her study room and took out a history fiction book, starting…

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How the Czech Tradition of Puppetry Perseveres

By Elaine Chen Xiaoyang ~ Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) – July 10, 2015

PRAGUE — In a sunny and peaceful afternoon, a 10-year-old Czech girl, Frantiska Nekvasilova, watched a puppet movie in TV and immediately told her mother that she wanted to be a puppeteer. The girl was so creative that she used potatoes…

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Chinese Restaurants Adapt to Czech Tastes

By Xu Qianqian ~ Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) – July 10, 2015

PRAGUE — At the Chinese Restaurant Peking, a group of young guys come in. The waiter came up to them and immediately distributed the fast Chinese food menus. He Lianping, one of the owners of Chinese Restaurant Peking, said local Czechs…

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Years Later, Chinese Restaurateurs Still Evolving

By Yiying Wang ~ Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) – July 10, 2015

PRAGUE — “It won’t be long before I go back to China,” stated Qingwen Wang, a 45-year-old who came from Wenzhou and is currently the owner of Xintianhao Restaurant. “Business is getting harder to handle, and I miss my family.” Wang…

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A Few Faithful Preserve Czech Folk Fashion

By Doris Zhang Yu ~ Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) – July 10, 2015

PRAGUE — With a long elegant skirt, white large-tapered-sleeves blouse, well-decorated vest and a small apron, the Kroje shows its beauty to everyone who fixes his eyes on it. The Kroje is generally an unpopular style since the late 19thcentury. Because…

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