How a Desert Region in Western China Built a Wine Industry From Scratch

A colossal government-run wine bureau helps.

by Noelle Mateer, 23 August 2018

Chinese Urban Dictionary: Jitang

Jitang is bite-sized content that tells us all our problems will be solved and everything will be okay, even if we don’t do anything.

by Mia Li, 22 August 2018

Rubble Trouble: Hutong Residents on Beijing’s ‘Beautification Campaign'

We asked hutong residents and shop owners in Beixinqiao – a neighborhood that was particularly hard hit by citywide construction last year – how their lives have changed.

by Noelle Mateer, Edoardo Donati Fogliazza and Qinxin Lu, 25 June 2018

Off the Market: The Aftermath of Beijing's Wholesale Market Closures

The market closures are part of the government’s attempt to clear Beijing of “big city ills” like pollution and traffic, as well as cap the population at 23 million by 2020.

by Dominique Wong, 22 June 2018

Getting Moderately Deep With... A Milk-Tea Shop Owner

In our monthly series 'Getting Moderately Deep With... ' we ask a food vendor tough questions. Well, sort-of tough.

by Edoardo Donati Fogliazza, 20 June 2018

South China's Boat People Adrift on Uncertain Tides

The rich water-faring culture of the Tanka people has no institutional outlet for expression or preservation and has, in some places, faded.

by Daniel Plafker, 01 June 2018

Will Chinese-Made Craft Alcohol Ever Take Off?

Meet the makers trying to change the face of Chinese-made alcohol.

by Betty Richardson, 19 May 2018

Is China Ready for a Cashless Future?

China was the first country in the world to use paper money. Will it be the first to abandon it?

by Dominic Ngai, 30 March 2018

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