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December 2015 Issue | by Wen Tianyi, Yuan Ye | Jia Zhangke

“Love is Like Tapas”

Director Jia Zhangke meets with NewsChina to reveal the story behind his latest work Mountains May Depart prior to its theatrical release

December 2015 Issue | by Liu Yutong | Laibach in Pyongyang

Rocking the Boat

As the first Western rock band to perform in North Korea, Slovenian group Laibach has drawn the attention of world and Chinese media. NewsChina talks to the band about China’s secretive and mysterious neighbor

November 2015 Issue | by Wan Jiahuan, Chen Tao | Liu Cixin

SINO SCI-FI

The first Asian author to win science fiction’s most distinguished prize, the Hugo Award, reflects on the genre’s past ups and downs in China and what its growing prominence reveals about the country today

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November 2015 Issue | by Gao Min | TFBoys

FIGHTING FANS

The Internet age has transformed the relationship between artists and their fans. In China, this trend is encapsulated in the rise of teen pop icons TFBoys

Photo by Dong Jiexu

November 2015 Issue | by Wan Jiahuan, Yuan Ye | Cao Baoping

Director Without Fear

Director Cao Baoping’s approach to filmmaking differs from most of his peers’; he integrates commercial appeal with an emotional fearlessness to create a kind of movie rarely seen in Chinese cinema

Photo by CFP

October 2015 Issue | by Wan Jiahuan | 56 Flowers

SOFT POWER IN A SKIRT?

A pop group made up of 56 girls has grabbed attention in China with their declarations of socialist values and commercial appeal, but its debut was met with criticism and controversy

Photo by Dong Jiexu

October 2015 Issue | by Wan Jiahuan, Yuan Ye | Lan Tianye

WINTER SOLDIER

At 88 years of age, Lan Tianye, still one of China’s top theater performers, is touring the country with a “sensitive” look back on the turmoil of the Cultural Revolution

Photo by IC

September 2015 Issue | by Wan Jiahuan | Movie Producer Lü Jianmin

An Eye for Success

With a gift for spotting untapped niche markets, producer Lü Jianmin has made a name for himself in China’s huge movie market by exploiting a film’s true selling point, whether it’s eroticism, fear or patriotism

August 2015 Issue | 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

August 2015 Issue | 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

August 2015 Issue | 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

August 2015 Issue | 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

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