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SOCIETY

Reading Spaces: How did Libraries Become Safe Havens for China’s Vulnerable?

China’s public libraries are vital but scarce resources for millions

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SOCIETY

Parks, No Recreation: The Battle to Access China’s Public Spaces

China is trying to build more public spaces, but who has the right to use them—and how—remains contested

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HEALTH

Let’s Talk About Sex (Education in China)

Grassroots organizations and social media are filling a wide gap in China’s formal sex education

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SOCIETY

Why China’s Social Workers Struggle to Make a Difference

China aims to make social work a major part of old age care and public health programs, but the field struggles to gain autonomy from the government and attract new talent

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ENVIRONMENT

What’s the Deal with Overpackaging in China?

Excess packaging creates millions of tons of waste each year. What can China do about this problem?

FILM

How the War in Ukraine Inspired China’s Independent Filmmakers

A handful of independent short films promote empathy and compassion toward war victims in Ukraine

NEWS

Rainbow’s End for China’s Campus LGBT Groups?

A WeChat crackdown on student LGBT organizations raises the alarm about the future of sexual minority voices in China

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FEMINISM

What It’s Like to Grow Up Female and Disabled in China

Feminists with disabilities speak about growing up, building a life, and advocacy in the face of physical and social barriers

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Armband Army

Up close with China’s elderly “red band volunteers”

TRAVEL

Green Train Blues

Ten hours on China’s mobile public forum

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