What is life like for a grocer in an alleyway in Beijing, a nurse in a hospital in Chengdu, or a taxi driver in the traffic jam of Shanghai? What goes through the mind of a farmer in Ningxia who only has a few yuans to feed his family? How does an ex-rock star view the 'Chinese Miracle'?nThis collection of portraits offers an encounter with Chinese from all walks of life - a moment spent with each one of them.nWe come closer to the personal histories, mentalities, and aspirations of people who have openend themselves to us -however briefly.nDian Droin-Michaud, a journalist in Hong Kong, conducted the interviews and wrote the texts. The photo's are by Anais Martane, a photographer in Beijing. The book was conceived by Jacques Penhirin, a strategic consultant in China.