The World of Chinese (TWOC) is a print and digital magazine published in English from Beijing. One of the most authoritative resources on contemporary China, it is renowned for its in-depth reporting, objectivity, and human-centered approach to Chinese society.

Part of the oldest publishing house in China, The Commercial Press, the magazine was started in 2006 and has evolved into a multimedia publication consisting of a quarterly 120-page print magazine, a website (, podcasts, short videos and video documentaries, and a lively social media presence.

Our articles, podcast, and design have won multiple awards at the national and international levels, including awards for environmental reporting, reporting on women’s issues, and photography from the Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA), and for feature writing and audio project from the World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA).

Our Purpose

We seek to plug knowledge gaps around Chinese culture by sharing human stories. We aim to let the world know what China is beyond the mainstream news coverage to create a better cultural exchange.

The World of Chinese explores real human stories beyond the headlines.
The World of Chinese puts people at the heart of every story.
The World of Chinese provides an in-depth reporting and researched look into Chinese culture and society.

We are an international team aiming to share stories that entertain, inform, and connect the growing community of people interested in China with life on the ground.