In Slickness and in Wealth

ChinaFile has posted a slideshow of photos by Guillaume Herbaut of wedding photography sessions, a...

Golf in China Growing Fast

Brook Larmer at The New York Times looks into the increasing zeal for golf in Mainland China: The People’s Republic might seem an unlikely incubator for golf prodigies. Chairman Mao, after all, banned the game in 1949 as so much...

Economic Growth Doesn’t Bring Happiness to China

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...

China Strains to Satisfy Growing Demand for Meat

For the Center for Investigative Reporting, PRI’s Mary Kay Magistad reports on the economic and political implications of China’s rising demand for meat, with China now producing and consuming half the world’s...

Changing Attitudes in China

Pew Research Center has released results of a new public opinion survey in China which shows changing attitudes toward economic inequality, corruption, the U.S., and a variety of quality of life issues from food safety to the...

Photographs Capture a Disappearing China

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...

Study: China Getting Fatter, But Not Like U.S.

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...

Leading China’s Voguish Revolution

The Telegraph reports that the major Western fashion labels have their sights set on China, where the young and affluent are increasingly buying luxury brands: It is an unimaginably large and increasingly lucrative market....

Once Banned, Dogs Reflect China’s Rise

The New York Times looks at how the rise of pet ownership in Beijing heralds the rise of a new China: Twenty years ago, there were hardly any dogs in Beijing, and the few that were here stood a chance of landing on a dinner...

China’s Other Billion: Sex and the Country

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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