Lockdown around the globe

Ladies and gentlemen, a warm welcome onboard Lockdown 2.0 from Commerce International Society! We ask that you come with us as we explore the world through entertainment, music and food to ensure an enjoyable quarantine journey. We also ask for your positivity and patience as we take-off. Please turn on all devices, including laptops, kindles and cell phones and sit back and relax.

Thank you for choosing Commerce International Society. Enjoy!

📍China 🇨🇳

Movies🎞

Detective Chinatown (2015)

[M] Mystery/Comedy – 2h 16m

An aspiring cop and his hapless cousin find themselves stuck in Thailand. A genius, a loser, a murder. Things are about to get interesting. A three part movie series that is a must watch.

Available On: Apple TV

Better Days (2019)

[M] Romance/Drama – 2h 15m

A bully, a criminal, a murder. A lovestory that addresses bullying in among Chinese highschool students.

Available On: Apple TV, Netflix

Red Cliff (2008)

[MA15+] War/Action – 2h 30m

A decisive battle in ancient Chinese History. Emperor of the Han Dynasty allows General Cao Cao to declare war against the rebellious southern provinces, with the intention of unifying the country.

Available On: Apple TV

Podcasts 🎧

“A retelling of the classic Chinese novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms in a way that’s more accessible to a Western audience. See 3kingdomspodcast.com for more.”

“A podcast about how the relationship between Australia and China came to the verge of collapse. Not long ago, Chinese President Xi Jinping was regularly having warm, friendly chats with Australia’s Prime Ministers. Now, he won’t even take our phone calls, trade is being blocked, and Australian politicians are talking about preparations for war. Season 5 of If You’re Listening is the fascinating story of why a rising superpower decided to make an example out of Australia.”

Albums🎶

Hua Chenyu is a Chinese singer and songwriter who made his name with powerful vocals, wide vocal range, dramatic stage performances and composition
Most recent album: “New World”
Genre: Pop

FulushouFloruitShow are a Chinese indie band formed in Beijing in 2018.
Members: Du Bing’er, Du Xue’er, and Du Fei’er 
Most recent album: “我用什么把你留住”
Genre: Rock, Folk music, Synth-pop, Electropop

Zhang Yixing, known professionally as Lay Zhang is a Chinese rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, director, dancer, actor and member of K-pop group EXO
Most recent album: “LIT”
Genre: Reggaeton, Trap music, Hip hop, Pop

TV Shows 📺

The Bad Kids (2020)

Thriller – 12 episodes

Three kids from different families find themselves entangled in a series of unforeseen events after they accidentally film a murder scene.

Available on: iQIYI, Youtube, SBS on Demand

The Long Night (2020)

Thriller – 12 episodes

What lengths will a prosecutor go to reveal the truth of a case from years ago? The suspect owns up to the crime, but just as the truth seems in reach, circumstances change.

Available on: iQIYI, Youtube

Books 📖

“The Romance of the Three Kingdoms is Lo Kuan-chung’s retelling of the events attending the fall of the Han Dynasty in 220 A.D., one of the most tumultuous and fascinating periods in Chinese history.

It is an epic saga of brotherhood and rivalry, of loyalty and treachery, of victory and death. As important for Chinese culture as the Homeric epics have been for the West, this fourteenth-century masterpiece continues to be loved and read throughout China as well as in Japan, Korea, and Vietnam.”

Set against the backdrop of China’s Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens.

An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion. The result is a science fiction masterpiece of enormous scope and vision.

One of China’s Four Great Classical Novels, Monkey King was written anonymously during the Ming dynasty and is most commonly attributed to Wu Cheng’en, the son of a silk-shop clerk from east China. It recounts a Tang-dynasty monk’s quest for Buddhist scriptures, accompanied by an omni-talented kung-fu Monkey King called Sun Wukong; a rice-loving divine pig; and a depressive man-eating river-sand monster.

Recipes 👩‍🍳

We all know that lockdown consists of scrolling and scrolling. Why not use your time to find some recipes! Grab an apron, search up some recipe hashtags and get cooking!

A simple, yet delicious meal that heroes China’s favourites: noodles, spring onions and saucy goodness!
Click here for the full recipe

If this isn’t the quintessential symbol of Chinese homestyle cooking, we don’t know what is. Don’t shy away from it’s bold looks, or bold flavours!
Click here for the full recipe

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