Comedy and Afternoon Naps: How Chinese Cinemas Weathered the Pandemic

After lockdowns and gathering restrictions ravaged movie theaters across China, those remaining are looking for alternative business models to survive

SOCIETY

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

NEWS

One Congress, Five Years of Change in Infographics

Charting China’s changes from the last Communist Party Congress to now

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SOCIETY

Kingdom Of Lingerie: Revealing the Trends in Chinese Undergarments

From “belly covers” to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, here’s how the evolution of Chinese underwear reflected cultural attitudes

NEWS

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Rural Banks?

Rural banks were supposed to help farmers make a living and remote areas develop. How did they become so problematic?

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EDUCATION

The Ugly Truth: China’s Weird Buildings Have Their Roots in Education

Is a lack of “aesthetic education” to blame for bizarre architecture and artistic confusion in modern China?

NEWS

Depositors Protest After Bank Blocks Withdrawals and Other Trending News

Protests by bank depositors who can’t withdraw money, knife attack at Shanghai hospital, Jay Chou new album splits opinion, and netizens fear non-melting ice cream—it’s Viral Week

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SOCIETY

The Evolution of Factory Life in China’s Industrial Northeast

A look back at the past of one of Jilin’s most important industries shows just how far the province has come

SOCIETY

How Truck Drivers Suffer From Covid-19 Roadblocks

Despite government calls to relax restrictions, Covid-19 prevention still puts a toll on China’s truckers

SOCIETY

The Cost of a Pandemic

Fighting Covid-19 has brought big losses and big profits for different sections of Chinese society

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