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Zhou Fengting

May 2016 Issue | by Zhou Fengting | Older Snowbirds

Southbound Seniors

A growing number of retirees from northern China are leaving their freezing hometowns to fly south for a warmer winter, bringing their destination cities both opportunities and challenges

February 2016 Issue | by Zhou Fengting, Yuan Ye | Documentarian Zhou Hao

Glimpse Into Chaos

By gaining exclusive access to the daily working life of a Chinese city mayor, fly-on-the-wall director Zhou Hao has enlivened public perceptions of a rich, complex social sphere

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January 2016 Issue | by Zhou Fengting | Wuzhen


Over the past decade and a half, Chen Xianghong used a mammoth restoration project to transform his run-down hometown of Wuzhen into a tourist hotspot. Now, he is working to turn it into a national cultural mecca

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October 2015 Issue | by Zhou Fengting, Xie Ying | Jean Jérome Augustin Bussiere

Back to Life

French doctor Jean Jérome Augustin Bussiere came to China in 1913 and stayed for 41 years, treating politicians, liaising with celebrities and even helping Chinese forces during World War II. Six decades later, a CCTV documentary team dusts off his forgotten story

Photo by IC

September 2015 Issue | by Zhou Fengting | Street Performers

Freedom to be Managed

China is experimenting with licensing street performers to enliven its public spaces. However, with a large number of government departments involved in the process, things are moving slowly

July 2015 Issue | by Zhou Fengting | Modern Dance

Dances with Robots

An assembly-line automaton, repurposed into a dancer in an avant-garde piece by Taiwanese choreographer Huang Yi, hints at a future where humans and machines come together side by side to create and perform

April 2015 Issue | by Zhou Fengting | Paid-for Romance


The Internet has no shortage of solutions to the problems of China’s loneliest

Photo by Greg Baker

February 2015 Issue | by Zhou Fengting | Chinese Adoptees


On reaching adulthood, a generation of Chinese-born adoptees raised in the US are choosing to return to their birthplaces in the hope of tracing their biological roots. NewsChina accompanies some of them on their journeys

Photo by zhang xinyan

October 2014 Issue | by Zhou Fengting, Li Jia | Liu Ting

Pain of a Paragon

Named a ‘National Moral Model’ by China’s authorities, male-to-female transsexual Liu Ting has chosen to fully and publicly transition, defying those who would prefer her to remain male, and silent

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Sex for Snacks

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Worked to Death

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What do Chinese People Want?

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Prize Fighter

Elevated into the State-approved pantheon of great Chinese writers thanks to…[More]

Dams in Distress

In 1975, over 60 dams collapsed after a rainstorm in Zhumadian city, Henan…[More]

Pathologically Politicized

Practitioners at all levels concur that “messy” is the word that…[More]


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Exam Boot Camp

A middle school in Anhui province has earned a reputation for…[More]

The New Class

China’s growing online education market has attracted the attention of…[More]

From Stall to Mall

Taobao’s shift towards a business-to-consumer model has come at a…[More]

In Whose Court?

The failure of the country’s administrative litigation system has prompted…[More]

Tradition on Trial

After Confucianism made the maintenance of inequality between the sexes fundamental…[More]

Inevitable Brutality

The vicious murder of a doctor in a Zhejiang hospital shows…[More]

Progress or Pornography?

A new sex education primer aimed at elementary school-age children has…[More]

Graft Breeds Graft

The gap between the investigation and prosecution of official corruption cases…[More]

Saving Nature

The concept of animal welfare is yet to be widely acknowledged…[More]

Problem Solved?

Former Politburo member Bo Xilai’s public trial sends mixed messages…[More]

An Avoidable Tragedy

Poor city planning and lax safety regulations turned a minor gas…[More]


A 74-year-old man surnamed Xie from Shenyang, Liaoning Province was duped out of 420,000 yuan (US$69,342), despite bank employees’ efforts to…[More]


A policeman pulled his gun to dissuade villagers from stealing oranges…[More]

Who Cares?

A new law decrees that all Chinese citizens are now obliged…[More]

Mean Streets

The chengguan system has become the most visible symptom of a…[More]

How do Chinese people live?

So, the bottom line is that Beijing is an expensive place.…[More]

Back in Action

After stagnating for 10 years, China’s SOE reform has fired up…[More]


The hanging coffins of the Bo people, a Chinese ethnic minority…[More]


Wang Xun, an archeologist with Peking University, arranged the bones of…[More]

Trust Trip

Embarking on a three-month car journey around China without handing over…[More]

Fading Lights

For those who grew up under the bright lights of China…[More]