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December 2015 Issue | by Alice Stevenson | Wild Hainan


Hainan’s Tourism Association describes the island as China’s answer to the tropical paradise of Hawaii. But the similarities don’t end with palm trees and golden beaches. An organization in Hainan aims to emulate conservation work that began successfully in Hawaii, and resurrect the island’s critically endangered sea turtle population

December 2015 Issue | by Sean Silbert | flavor of the month

A Snack to Bray About

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November 2015 Issue | by Brittney Wong | Bargain Beijing


The best shopping China’s capital has to offer isn’t in designer-drenched Wangfujing or its many kaleidoscopic malls; for the true Beijing experience, bring your best bargaining face to the city’s massive markets

November 2015 Issue | by Sean Silbert | flavor of the month

Off With Their Heads!

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October 2015 Issue | by Kenneth Kagan | Hidden Hong Kong


Behind a slick, businesslike exterior, Hong Kong retains a uniquely enthralling culture all its own. Travelers just need to know where to look

October 2015 Issue | by Sean Silbert | flavor of the month

Brine Dining

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September 2015 Issue | by Kenneth Kagan | Cool Caving

Down in the Depths

One of China’s largest underground caverns is just a short hop from Beijing. Just watch your step once you’re inside

September 2015 Issue | by Sean Silbert | flavor of the month

Mental Floss

August 2015 Issue | 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

August 2015 Issue | by Sean Silbert | flavor of the month

It’s Not White Wine

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July 2015 Issue | by Alice Stevenson | Unmissable Yunnan

Minority Report

Our reporter takes a few wrong turns in her quest to explore the diversity of Yunnan’s minority villages

July 2015 Issue | by Sean Silbert | flavor of the month

Save Our Snacks

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Sex for Snacks

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Worked to Death

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What do Chinese People Want?

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Prize Fighter

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Dams in Distress

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Pathologically Politicized

Practitioners at all levels concur that “messy” is the word that…[More]


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Exam Boot Camp

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The New Class

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From Stall to Mall

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In Whose Court?

The failure of the country’s administrative litigation system has prompted…[More]

Tradition on Trial

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Inevitable Brutality

The vicious murder of a doctor in a Zhejiang hospital shows…[More]

Progress or Pornography?

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Graft Breeds Graft

The gap between the investigation and prosecution of official corruption cases…[More]

Saving Nature

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Problem Solved?

Former Politburo member Bo Xilai’s public trial sends mixed messages…[More]


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An Avoidable Tragedy

Poor city planning and lax safety regulations turned a minor gas…[More]


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Who Cares?

A new law decrees that all Chinese citizens are now obliged…[More]

Mean Streets

The chengguan system has become the most visible symptom of a…[More]

How do Chinese people live?

So, the bottom line is that Beijing is an expensive place.…[More]

Back in Action

After stagnating for 10 years, China’s SOE reform has fired up…[More]


The hanging coffins of the Bo people, a Chinese ethnic minority…[More]


Wang Xun, an archeologist with Peking University, arranged the bones of…[More]

Trust Trip

Embarking on a three-month car journey around China without handing over…[More]

Fading Lights

For those who grew up under the bright lights of China…[More]