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April 2016 Issue | by Yuan Ye | X+Q Boutique

Old Dog, New Tricks

Pioneering designer boutique X+Q is adjusting its scope to carve out a bigger market share

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June 2015 Issue | by Yuan Ye | Art Collector

Break the System

Upstart art collectors Lin Han and his wife Lei Wanwan are making their mark on the global scene

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April 2015 Issue | by Chen Tao, Yuan Ye | Poet Yu Xiuhua

In Her Own Words

Does previously unknown poet Yu Xiuhua really deserve her reputation as “China’s Emily Dickinson,” or have her gender, her cerebral palsy and even her rural home caused the literary world to get carried away with her achievements?

December 2014 Issue | by Yuan Ye | Depression

Talking About It

With depression on the rise in China, Chinese people are being forced to discuss mental health

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December 2014 Issue | by Yuan Ye, Wen Tianyi | Ann Hui

Golden Gamble

When it came to making a biopic of maverick early 20th-century Chinese writer Xiao Hong, divisive Hong Kong filmmaker Ann Hui was perhaps the only person for the job

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July 2014 Issue | by Yuan Ye | Industrial Marijuana


Despite a strict official attitude towards narcotics, China is the world’s biggest producer of industrial hemp. Are national laws holding back a potential windfall?

May 2014 Issue | by Yuan Ye | Airpocalypse


China’s authorities are finally talking tough on air pollution. But there remains debate over how to solve the problem – and even its causes

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April 2014 Issue | by Yuan Ye | Gu Cheng


One of China’s most successful modern abstract poets has been the subject of controversy since his grisly death in 1993. A new documentary looks at the rise and fall of Gu Cheng, and his complex relationships with those around him

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December 2013 Issue | by Yuan Ye | New Campus


The central government has allowed the University of Macau to build a new campus on mainland territory, but placed it under Macanese jurisdiction

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October 2013 Issue | by Yuan Ye | Urban Management Officers

Mean Streets

The chengguan system has become the most visible symptom of a deep-rooted problem in China’s cities

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September 2013 Issue | by Yuan Ye, Chen Tao | Youth Writer

From Books to Bucks

NewsChina meets millionaire teen author Guo Jingming, who is, depending on who you ask, either China’s very best or very worst bestselling writer

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July 2013 Issue | by Yuan Ye | Inner-Party Investigations

Harsh Discipline

The accidental death of a government official detained by the Party’s extrajudicial internal investigation system has provoked debate on the rights of detainees

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