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Fiction: District Champ

Writer Ban Yu explores a clash of values in a northeastern factory town

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Fiction: The Empty Room

The distance in an intimate relationship—a short story from our issue “High Steaks”

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Fiction: The Precious Thing

In this sci-fi tale, a soldier uses a talisman from the past to stay human—and pays a price for his decision

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Fiction: Lighthouse

Author An Wei explores the nature of reality and the self, and whether one has a choice to accept either

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Fiction: I Love Spider-Man

Chinese author Yi Bei explores roommate relations in a crowded Beijing apartment

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Fiction: The Pigeon and The Bum

A city’s renewal upends several human and animal lives—a tale from Chinese author Jiang Zijian

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Fiction: A Grave Reckoning

On Tomb Sweeping Day, enjoy a tale of family relationships and remembrance—with a twist

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