DIALECTS

Fangyan Friday: The Tempestuous Tones of Ningbo

Proximity to the sea has influenced the dialect of this Zhejiang port city

ANCIENT HISTORY

How Zhejiang's Most Beautiful Woman Brought Down an Ancient Kingdom

Xi Shi, one of ancient China's most beautfiul women, helped Gou Jian King of Yue defeat the State of Wu

TRAVEL

The History of China's Largest International Market

How the small eastern Chinese town of Yiwu became the largest commodities market in the world

TRAVEL

The Peak that Launched a Thousand Poems

Ancient Chinese poets couldn't stop writing about this mountain—here's why

TRAVEL

A Village's Transformation from Mining to Ecotourism

How one of China's most polluted villages beat the odds and saved its natural environment as it aimed to set the standards for ecotourism in China.

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