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June 2015 Issue

Photo by Zeng Hongge

Culture | by Wan Jiahuan | Andy Lau

Into the Dust

NewsChina meets superstar singer, actor and movie producer Andy Lau, one of the legendary “heavenly kings” of Cantopop and one of the most recognizable faces in Chinese entertainment, to discuss his striking transformation in his latest movie, and his desire for roles that earn him more than just commercial success

Culture | by Wang Yan | Zhou Bing

A Legend Revisited

As celebrated Chinese filmmaker Zhou Bing sets out to shoot his third documentary on Peking opera legend Mei Lanfang, NewsChina interviews Zhou to find out how he plans to avoid retreading his previous work

China by Numbers | by News China Magazine

China by Numbers - June 2015

Visual Report | by News China Magazine


Photo by ic

Outside In | by Ankur Shah | Hidden Hangzhou

Old Dog, New Tricks

Dismiss this gem of a place as a mere tourist trap at your peril. Even in these days of widespread Disneyfication, there’s a lot more to Hangzhou than meets the eye

Outside In | by Sean Silbert

The Big Freeze

Essay | by Andrew Knowles

Little Englanders

‘Rufus!’ For crying out loud!

Essay | by Victoria Jin

Strange Fruit

I discovered that, for my Beijing relatives and expat friends, familiarity was central to personal comfort.

What They Say | by News China Magazine

What They Say - June 2015

News Brief | by News China Magazine | Top Story

China Issues Water Pollution Action Plan

News Brief | by News China Magazine | Sports

Liu Xiang Retires

News Brief | by News China Magazine | Diplomacy

Xi Jinping Visits Pakistan

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