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The Crazy Ways Chinese College Students Stay Sane

Cardboard dogs, crawling, crazy talk: Discover the bizarre methods locked-down students use to ease anxiety

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Can’t Afford Rent? These Young Urban Drifters Make Do in Unexpected Settings

From living in hotels to sleeping in the office, three young Chinese tell their stories of avoiding sky-high rents

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How Quarantine Made Me Fall In Love With the Countryside

A six-month stay in a Chinese village helped a family return to their roots

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Land of Milk and Honey: The Story of China’s Most Profitable Milk Tea Brand

How a budget brand rose to become China’s biggest milk tea franchise

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The Workers in Limbo During Guangzhou’s Covid Outbreak

Workers in Guangzhou’s urban villages face days living on the streets as their residences restrict entry

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New Cities, Old Problems

China’s smart cities are yet to truly transform urban life

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Data Farming: How Digitalization is Changing China’s Villages

Can “digital villages” fulfill their promise to modernize the countryside through technology?

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Memoirs of a ‘Postpartum Nanny’

“We have no hope of being seen as human”: a writer recalls her mother’s struggles as a ‘yuesao,’ a nanny specializing in newborn and new mother care

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Trick or Reincarnation: The Curious Case of Tang Jiangshan

A Hainan man who claims to be living a double life remains one of China’s greatest mysteries

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