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


The Young Chinese Workers Struggling to Make Social Security Contributions

With a slumping job market, young workers agonize over whether to pay their social security contributions or risk trading security now for an uncertain future


Silicon Shuffle: Four Chinese Workplaces Disrupted by AI

From getting laid off to teaching AI courses, hear how employers and staff faced the onslaught of artificial intelligence in four companies


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


Meet the Chinese College Grads Who Took Up Blue-Collar Jobs

From assembly lines to massage parlors, four young people with university degrees recount the joy and pain from taking up low-skilled labor


Their Last Portraits: Photographing 3,000 Elders in the Countryside

Photographer Yang Xin takes free “funeral portraits” for elderly people in remote villages, and learns about their attitude to life and death


Heavy Smoke, Arsonists, Human Tragedies: 8 Years in the Life of a Chinese Firefighter

A former firefigher reflects on human emotions and fragility of life in the course of his dangerous career


March of the Elephants: Stories from Behind a Lens

Director Olivia Chen talks about filming an elephant herd on a march through Yunnan province


Meet the Young People Working as Security Guards

More and more young people are taking jobs as security guards, positions normally reserved for middle-aged migrant workers—why?