The Borderlands: Dispatches from the Edge of China

China’s borders tell stories of shared cultural practices, foodstuffs, history and – in more recent times – development.

by Matthew Bossons, 28 November 2019

A Border at the Top of the World: Where China Meets Pakistan

The main route crossing from China into Pakistan is a stunning stretch of asphalt known around the world as the Karakoram Highway.

by Matthew Bossons, 28 November 2019

We Visited the Infamous Laos-China Border Town of Boten

Until 2011, Boten was known for casinos, brothels and nightclubs – all the trappings of a weekend getaway for Yunnan residents looking for a walk on the wild side.

by Matthew Bossons, 27 November 2019

The Communist Divide: Cruising the China-North Korea Border

The PRC and the DPRK are two of five self-proclaimed communist states still in existence, and still, in 2019, relics of the conflict dot the two nations’ 1,416-kilometer border.

by Matthew Bossons, 26 November 2019

A Line in The Sand: Crossing the China-Mongolia Border

​North Asia is big sky country, which, as it usually does in this world, goes hand in hand with being long border country.

by Benjamin Plafker, 25 November 2019

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