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TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Building Blocks

Long blamed for congestion and social disunity, China’s gated communities continue to be desirable places to live

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PHOTO STORY

End of Days

Doing business amid the dying detritus of old Beijing

PHOTO STORY, SOCIETY

Migrant Memorabilia

Objects and memories left in the suburban rubble

TRAVEL

Occupational Hazards

Red tape and reluctant tenants have closed some of China’s best historical buildings to the public

NEWS

Just what do migrants contribute, anyway?

Beijing’s future economic plans leave little room for the itinerant and low-paid

LIVING IN CHINA

Nail ‘Hood

In a Beijing village, a community of strivers clings to a doomed existence

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