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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

NEWS

Covid-19 News You Missed Outside of Shanghai

From a student in Shandong expelled for protesting lockdown to a pet quarantine center in Shenzhen: Here’s how Covid-19 has affected other parts of China

HEALTH

Forgotten Lives in a Leprosy Colony

A filmmaker chronicles life in one of China’s last remaining villages for patients with leprosy

SOCIETY

Signs of the Times: Why Chinese Sign Language Users Struggle to Understand Each Other

China has 20 million sign language users, but regional varieties and misguided policies mean they still struggle to communicate

HEALTH

I Made My Own Medicine to Keep My Son Alive

“I’m no chem whiz, I just needed to save my son”: Unable to find medicine for his son’s Menkes syndrome, a father decides to make his own

HEALTH

The Forgotten Flu

The H2N2 pandemic of 1957 offers striking parallels for today

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NEWS

Phony Philanthropy

Crowdfunding has become a helpful but controversial charity channel

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LIVING IN CHINA

Love in an Old Climate

What is it like to face the end of one’s life—and see one’s loved ones grow old—in a country with an imperfect medical system?

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HEALTH

City of Life and Death

Facing a growing crisis, the private health industry is betting on dedicated cities for seniors—and banking on foreigners to help

HEALTH

Maternal Instinct

Post-natal care is a booming industry in China, but are the five-figure price tags masking deeper problems?

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