SOCIETY

My Time as a Guard in a Women’s Detention Center

Dealing with troubled pasts, endless waiting, and death sentences at a women’s detention center

ANCIENT HISTORY

Strangest Laws from Ancient China

From forbidding crying to enforcing fish-naming etiquette to ink-drinking punishments—these are the weirdest laws from Chinese history

FEMINISM

The Case that Captured the Heart of China’s #MeToo Movement

Why are supporters demonstrating outside the courthouse on this high-profile sexual harassment lawsuit?

ANCIENT HISTORY

Ancient China's Most Famous Detectives

Who were the ancient Chinese equivalents of Sherlock Holmes?

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HEALTH

The Business of Being Born

As families embraces assisted reproduction, China reevaluates who has the right to reproduce

NEWS

The Synthetic Opiate War

Fentanyl was the cornerstone in reaching the US-China trade truce

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ANCIENT HISTORY

Single and Scary

Sedition, sexuality, sorcery, and seduction were among many anxieties that the Qing associated with unmarried men

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NEWS

Defensive Ruling

Law to safeguard citizens from prosecution has a checkered past

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FEMINISM

Unmarried, With Children

Faced with pregnancy permits, IVF restrictions, and social stigma, single women are fighting back—by having babies

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SOCIETY

Breakups to Makeups: Why Divorce Is Getting Harder

How have divorce and unmarried cohabitation been addressed in China?

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