Photographing the Remnants of “Zero Covid”
After the sudden end of China’s “dynamic zero” Covid policy, photographers capture the lingering relics of the country’s pandemic prevention apparatus
The Tall Task of Solving China’s Childcare Shortage
China is encouraging couples to have more kids, but affordable childcare remains a tall order
Kinder Cities: Can China Make Urban Life Friendly for Children?
How China is reimagining its urban landscape from the perspective of its youngest residents
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
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
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
New Cities, Old Problems
China’s smart cities are yet to truly transform urban life
How Small-Town Budget Brands Conquered China’s Biggest Cities
The pandemic and a slowing economy have seen Chinese consumers flock to low-price brands, from milk tea to clothing
Industrial Evolution: Turning Old Factories into New Cultural Parks
Can heritage protection projects give new life to China’s abandoned factories?
Off the Leash: Why are Pet-Friendly Spaces So Rare in China?
Dog ownership in China is booming, but finding inclusive spaces for animals remains a tall order in most cities