Last Lockdown: Why Are China’s Campuses Still Closed to the Public?

Months after “zero-Covid” policies disappeared around China, many colleges and universities still have yet to lift campus entry restrictions


Was China’s Love for Camping Just a Pandemic-Fueled Fad?

With Covid-19 restrictions lifted, campsites struggle to adapt to fierce competition and increased choice for travel-deprived tourists


A Year After My Father’s Death, I Finally Made It Home to Mourn

Stories of two post-Covid homecomings to mourn loved ones and sweep the tombs on Qingming Festival


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


Numbered Days: My Grandmother’s Last Month in the ER with Covid-19

As the pandemic ravaged China in late 2022, a family struggles with the decision to send a dying elder to overcrowded hospitals


Can ‘Hero’ Save the Pandemic Film Genre in China?

A film from late 2022 offers something different from the maudlin sentiment of mainstream Chinese films about the human toll of Covid-19

The Photos That Defined 2022

From climate change to picnics to testing kiosks, these were the photos that captured the mood around China in 2022


Olympic Weightlifter Faces Doping Ban and Trending News from 2022

Two-time Olympic champion Lü Xiaojun tests positive for banned substance, EV startup blackmailed by hackers, and China stops publishing Covid numbers—plus, our editors’ picks for the top viral news of 2022


Covid Spreads Through China and Other Trending News

Soaring infections, questionable treatments, viral dance moves, medicine price gouging, and a meteorite spotted—it’s Viral Week


China’s Team Didn’t Make the World Cup, But These Fans Did

Sneaking out of lockdown, paying small fortunes, and contracting Covid: the travails of Chinese soccer fans at the FIFA World Cup