TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Lifeblood of China

A journey through the revitalized Grand Canal—from our book Shandong: Rivers Deep, Mountain High

NEWS

Industry, Interrupted

From rotting melons to people smuggling, here are some lesser-known economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic

LIVING IN CHINA

Shock of the New

Regional ‘new’ cities vie for graduates with cushy offers, but will the ‘talent war’ end in tiers?

NEWS

Kept in the Dark

The difficult history of China’s “nighttime economy”

Building Character

“Characteristic towns” are China’s latest rural development strategy, but can every village truly be special?

NEWS

Just what do migrants contribute, anyway?

Beijing’s future economic plans leave little room for the itinerant and low-paid

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