SOCIETY

Signs of the Times: Why Chinese Sign Language Users Struggle to Understand Each Other

China has 20 million sign language users, but regional varieties and misguided policies mean they still struggle to communicate

SOCIETY

Hidden in Plain Sight: China’s Visually Impaired Still Struggle to be Seen

A lack of braille signage and braille education continue to present barriers for China’s visually impaired

LIFE

My baby was born with a rare disease—should I let him die?

A father from Shandong recounts living with a child with a congenital illness

TRAVEL

2021: A Mars Camp Odyssey

As China’s space program sets its sights on the Red Planet, a barren desert in Qinghai is becoming an oasis for simulated space travel

LIVING IN CHINA

All In a Day’s Wok

China’s iconic cooking vessel is forged in a symphony of fire and steam

SOCIETY

Minor Offense

As violent juvenile crime rocks the headlines, China debates: How young is too young to lock up?

SOCIETY

Debt in the Water

Local governments are taking out loans to fuel construction sprees in China’s countryside

SOCIETY

Going with the Cash Flow

Wealth management is becoming gamified among young Chinese

SOCIETY

It Takes a Village

Held fast by thousands of years of social bonds, interpersonal lending still flourishes in China’s countryside

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