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Pump Iron With Beijing Uncles in an Old Locomotive Factory

On the outskirts of Beijing, a gym with homemade equipment offers a special community for retired factory workers

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Their Last Portraits: Photographing 3,000 Elders in the Countryside

Photographer Yang Xin takes free “funeral portraits” for elderly people in remote villages, and learns about their attitude to life and death

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The Hairdresser-Turned-Writer in the Red-Light District

On a seedy street in a small town, a 50-year-old woman struggles to chase her literary dreams as she makes a living by cutting hair

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Paving Paradise: Behind China’s Rural Building Boom

China’s rural land is seeing a building boom as villagers exercise their homestead rights—but is it sustainable?

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Meet the Slobbering Students of China’s Newest Training Schools

Urban dog-owners turn to training schools for help with their pets, but controversies persist about training methods and lack of regulation in the industry

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Heavy Smoke, Arsonists, Human Tragedies: 8 Years in the Life of a Chinese Firefighter

A former firefigher reflects on human emotions and fragility of life in the course of his dangerous career

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Where’s the Best Place to Beat the Heat in China?

From ancient times to now, Chinese have had their favorite locations to escape the summer sun

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How Three Beijing Business Owners Rode Out the Dining Ban

Three small business owners recount how they survived amid shop closures and restaurant dine-in bans during the latest Covid-19 outbreak

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12 Days of Lockdown in 12 Photos

Uncertainty and anxiety continue to rattle the daily lives of Shanghai residents as lockdown continues

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