Wildest Dream: What Taylor Swift Means To Her Chinese Fans

Five Chinese “Swifties” explain how they fell in love with the American popstar, and what she taught them about life


12 Hours in the Lipstick King’s E-Commerce Empire

Amid the fervor of Singles Day, a 12-hour livestream with e-commerce luminary Li Jiaqi unveils his many talents beyond mere marketing savvy


A Chinese Jew’s Journey to Israel

From Kaifeng to Jerusalem—a Chinese Jew tells her story of leaving for the Middle East and reflecting on her dual identity


My Gender Doesn’t Make Me Bad at My Job

Meet the women succeeding in male-dominated industries in China


At World’s End: My Life in China’s Antarctic Research Station

Four-time Antarctic expeditioner Cao Jianxi recalls the dangers, thrills, and lifelong bonds he developed in one of the world’s most extreme environments


The Myanmar Brides Trafficked to China

Documentary director Wang Xiuyue follows a family of women trafficked to China from Myanmar as they seek autonomy and romance


Meet Xie Lihua, Witness to Four Decades of China’s Feminist Awakening

Chinese feminist Xie Lihua tells her story of working for women’s magazines and documenting female empowerment in China over 40 years


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


A Stunted Soybean: 13 Years at My Family’s Tofu Workshop

With a childhood spent working day and night making tofu, a young man reflects on the changes his family and the society went through