LIFE

The Life of a Millennial Factory Worker

Pyramid Schemes, Menial Work, Debt—Over 40 years on from China's reform and opening, one young worker describes life in the country's factories today

EDUCATION

Student’s Suicide Exposes Abusive Factory Internships

Long hours, low pay, and intimidation a regular feature of vocational work study programs

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NEWS

Why are More Young Chinese Writing Wills?

Young Chinese are breaking cultural taboos to make end-of-life decisions

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SOCIETY

Minor Offense

As violent juvenile crime rocks the headlines, China debates: How young is too young to lock up?

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FOOD

Sweet Memories

A hallowed new year tradition at home, Chinese candies struggle to be known abroad

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Age-Old Question

Due to a tradition known “nominal” or “fictitious age,” many Chinese claim to be a year or two older than their actual birth

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SOCIETY

Room to Grow

Your apartment may be poisoning you—a TWOC investigation finds a rental business riddled with scams, runaway prices, and toxic chemicals in the walls

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LIFE, TECHNOLOGY

Claw Back

After a 13-year ban, “Crane Game” machines are the latest fad for Chinese shoppers

SOCIETY

Here Come the Post-00s

From sending luggage by courier to disliking exercise, China’s newest generation of freshmen are changing college

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ENTERTAINMENT

Board to Death

Tabletop gamers gather weekly in bars to strategize—and “slay” each other

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