How One Village Sows the Seeds of Wealth at Lunar New Year

The people of Fengxi village celebrate the Lunar New Year with a unique folk ritual involving sugarcane, deities, and fire


Catching China’s Bird Poachers

”Why go to so much trouble for a bird?”


Digital Babysitters: Battling Phone Addiction in China’s Rural Schools

The growth of cellphone addiction among China’s “left-behind” children and the researchers and teachers fighting against it


Marketplace of Memories

Capturing Shandong’s market culture as it evolves with the times


Troubled Waters: A Lakeside Village Struggles to Adapt to China’s Landmark Fishing Ban

More than three years on from a fishing ban on Poyang Lake, one fishing community is still straining to reinvent itself


How China’s Small-Town Bookstores Innovate to Survive

Benefiting from government subsidies and close-knit communities, independent bookstores try to compete and make profit in China’s smaller cities


Hype and Drama at China’s Viral Village Soccer Championships

The recently concluded “Village Super League” championships in Guizhou have showcased local food, unique performances, and amateur soccer players from all walks of life


Hop Across 2,085 Islands in Zhoushan

Embark on a journey through the East China Sea’s largest archipelago, where hidden treasures, vibrant culture, and unexpected stories await


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


Last Bus Home: Are China’s Coach Services Doomed?

With an aging ridership and canceled routes, China’s intercity buses struggle to survive