The Presidential Palace provides an illuminating snapshot of China’s modern power plays
An excerpt from TWOC’s recent publication, Hangzhou at a Glance
Revolutionary concept or just a hipster hangout? How communist are these bars in the capital?
The glue strong enough to hold parts of the Great Wall together is… rice?
A corrupt official brought court music to a temple in Beijing, and even today you can still hear it
The cosmic and mundane functions of gates on Beijing’s lost city wall
A magic fountain, twin pagodas, and a legacy of imperial might—all in a third-tier city