For the New York Times, Andrew Jacobs looks at the consequences of the Chinese government’s...
by Josh Rudolph | Apr 17, 2015
At the New York Times, Andrew Jacobs reports on the bursting of a bubble in demand for Tibetan...
by Sophie Beach | Feb 6, 2013
Last year, the United Nations World Happiness Report listed China as the 112th happiest country out of 156. (The Ministry of Truth soon banned reporting on this indicator.) Other reports have also found that despite rising...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 25, 2012
With rapid and profound economic and social changes underway in China, many aspects of day-to-day life are being transformed. Several artists have recently made efforts to document the current way of life for Chinese families as...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 18, 2011
Much has been made of the fact that obesity is becoming much more prevalent in China as people adapt Western diets and fast food outlets become ubiquitous in the big cities. But new research shows that the obesity epidemic in...
by Sophie Beach | Dec 16, 2010
Bloomberg reports on urban China’s rising class of “metrosexuals”: Daily rituals like Zhang’s have prompted L’Oreal SA, the world’s biggest cosmetics company, Nivea maker Beiersdorf AG and Japan’s Shiseido Co....
by Sophie Beach | Oct 12, 2010
Following is the latest installment in a series of posts by journalist Rachel Beitarie*, who will be sharing with us dispatches from her journey across rural China. In this post, Rachel gives a sampling of rural attitudes toward...
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