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August 2015 Issue

Photo by Lu-Hai Liang

International | by LuHai Liang | Nepal’s Tourism Recovery

After Shock

China’s role in building a new international airport and a “religious resort” could aid in Nepal’s recovery

Culture | by Wen Tianyi, Yuan Ye | Hengdian Extras

A Dream Come True

In his latest film, Hong Kong director and “social observer” Derek Yee edges closer to reality by casting no-name extras as themselves. The movie follows them as they pursue their acting dreams in Hengdian, otherwise known as “China’s Hollywood”

Photo Courtesy of Jan Yi

Culture | by Wang Yan | Jian Yi

STORIES OF BIRTH

An ambitious project that aims to record more than 1,000 hours of oral history about women’s experiences of childbirth has been launched this May. NewsChina talks to project initiator Jian Yi about what inspired him to embark on his grueling journey

Stage phot, Coutesy of interviewees

Culture | by Wu Ziru, Xie Ying | Roof of the World

THE THIRD POLE

Unlike earlier Chinese films about Tibet that were strongly colored by propaganda, Roof of the World is viewed as a pioneering documentary that presents the region through the eyes of its people

Courtesy of the interviewees

Culture | by Yuan Ye, Chen Wei | Migrant Worker Poetry

The Mighty Pen

A new poetry collection and documentary showcase how poetry gives a rare outlet to some of the migrant workers on the frontlines of the world’s factory

Essay | by Brittney Wong

Toilet Trouble

It took half an hour and a lot of unintelligible expletives, but he finally withdrew the cause of the problem – a pair of glasses

Essay | by Anitra Williams

Feminist China

Women often have a hard time being taken seriously as anything other than a baby-making pair of breasts

Outside In | by Taylor McNaboe | Dynamic Dalian

Looking Forward, Thinking Back

Representative of the dynamism and potential of contemporary Chinese cities, Dalian allows the visitor to explore past, present and future

Outside In | by Sean Silbert | flavor of the month

It’s Not White Wine

Visual Report | by News China Magazine

A VISIT TO A GHOST TOWN

China by Numbers | by News China Magazine

China by Numbers - August 2015

What They Say | by News China Magazine

What They Say - August 2015

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