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The World of Chinese, 2014 Issue 5: Ocean

We've been somewhat preoccupied of late with the sea. Indeed, so has China in general. China's newfound wealth and power puts the nation in an interesting position to give the planet a whole new heading in the wet parts of the world.

What's inside:

China Rules the Waves

From economics to exploration and environmental degradation, China is having a massive -- and in some cases extreme costly -- effect on the planet's oceans.

Internet Internment

The Middle Kingdom finds itself in the midst of an internet addiction epidemic; however, in some cases, the cure can be worse than the disease.

China's Gene Dream

The science and ethics involved boggle the mind, but, whatever the consequences, China is at the forefront of understanding and discovering the most complex facets of genomics.

Trigger Taboo

China has some of the toughest gun laws in the world, but a burgeoning gun culture can still be seen through the eyes of hobbyists, lawbreakers, and the super rich.

It' No Fun Being Leftover

Carlos Ottery takes a closer look at what it means to be a leftover man (shengnan)

Politico Cabbies

Cynical and gossipy, no one likes to talk political shop like Beijing cabbies, and this guide is here to help.

Ordos Fable

The coal boom is over, but this area still has a lot to offer history buffs, architecture nerds, and those with love for the Inner Mongolian plains.

Workin' on the Railroad

A group of stunning photos from South China featuring the rare beauty and hope that can be found in everyday industrial drudgery.

Have a glimpse:

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