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November 2013 Issue | by Tang Lei | Arthouse Movies


China’s first arthouse movie promotion agency, founded by a group of movie critics and enthusiasts, is on a mission to raise the profile of arthouse movies among the Chinese public

Photo by Stephen Zhou

June 2013 Issue | by Tang Lei, Yuan Ye | Hu Fayun

In Pursuit of Truth

In his novel Winter of Bewilderment, writer Hu Fayun tries to dissect the impact of the Cultural Revolution through individual stories, rather official interpretations

Photo by Su She

January 2013 Issue | by Tang Lei, Yuan Ye | Rugby Sevens

Playing Hardball

China’s sports authorities have recently caught rugby fever. NewsChina finds out why

Photo by CFP

December 2012 Issue | by Tang Lei | Yao Ming

Game Changer

Yao Ming, the former Houston Rockets center, talks to NewsChina about life after the NBA

November 2012 Issue | by Xie Ying, Tang Lei, Yang Zhenglian | Modern Chinese Dictionary

Letters of the Law

The latest edition of the Modern Chinese Dictionary has been criticized for directly listing 239 commonly used English acronyms, leading to a backlash against “linguistic impurities”

Photo by CFP

October 2012 Issue | by Wan Jiahuan, Tang Lei | Olympic Champions

Whose Medal?

The revelation that two Kazakhstani gold medalists at the London Olympics were transferred from China four years ago has led to examination of China’s “Wolf Raising Plan” in competitive sports

All photos courtesy of the Wan brothers

October 2012 Issue | by Tang Lei | 3D Painting

Illusions of Grandeur

3D street painting, a form of street art that has been gaining popularity in China, has found its way into the State Guesthouse


March 2012 Issue | by Yuan Ye, Tang Lei | Retired Athletes

New Tricks

The IOC is sponsoring a new training program to help China’s elite athletes, who are often unskilled and ill equipped to handle a normal life outside of athletics, to begin a second career after retirement from competition


January 2012 Issue | by Tang Lei | Sports: Basketaball

Hoopes Away From Home

Higher pay and better competition has recently attracted Taiwanese basketball players across the straits to compete in the mainland CBA

January 2012 Issue | by Tang Lei | Micro-movies

Move Toward Mainstream

Internet shorts, dubbed “micro-movies,” are growing in popularity, but how long can this fringe genre escape official censorship?

Photos by IC

August 2011 Issue | by Zhao Yang, Wan Jiahuan, Tang Lei | One Woman Team

What Li Na’s Grand Slam Means for China

Li Na’s personal triumph at the French Open represents the latest blow to China’s rigid State-sponsored sports system

January 2011 Issue | by Tang Lei | International Regatta

Making Waves

Once the preserve of a small elite, sailing as a recreational sport in China is on the rise.

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