The introduction of braille and other accessibility improvements to China’s gaokao...
by Scott Greene | Jun 18, 2013
China's central government announced on Tuesday that individuals and groups who find abandoned children cannot privately adopt them. From the Associated Press: The new rules say people wanting to adopt must go through official...
by Sophie Beach | Mar 27, 2011
ChinaHush translates a story of a rural village which is home to large number of wet nurses, who have cared for and raised orphans for more than 50 years: It’s an quiet ordinary rural Chinese village where people still live in...
by Morgan Figuers | Jun 1, 2008
Sichuan officials might ease adoption regulations due to the number of children left orphaned by the earthquake, permitting some parents to circumvent the one-child policy. From the U.K. Telegraph: While in one sense totally...
by Kate Zhao | Jan 7, 2008
The New York Times profiles three young girls who were adopted from the same orphanage in China and now are best friends in Brooklyn: There is an ancient Chinese myth that people who are destined to meet are connected from birth by invisible red thread. For three Brooklyn mothers who were strangers until a few […]
by Sophia Cao | Apr 19, 2007
From Global Voices Online: Late last month, a husband-wife migrant laborer couple from China’s poverty-stricken Henan province working in Beijing killed themselves, leaving two teenage children to fend for themselves. Last week, Beijing-based Sohu blogger Li Yuanyuan took her camera and went to the younger child’s school to see how the community has reacted. In […]
by Xiao Qiang | Feb 26, 2007
From Shanghai Daily: A documentary on China’s AIDS orphans, “The Blood of Yingzhou District,” won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short Subject at the Academy Awards yesterday. Ruby Yang, the Hong Kong director of the documentary, thanked all the “heroes” fighting AIDS and all the people who support them when receiving the trophy, Sina.com reported […]
by Sophie Beach | Feb 26, 2007
From The Independent: The story of how a young Englishman, George Hogg, took 60 orphans on a journey of hundreds of miles to safety across war-ravaged China in the winter of 1944 is one of the more remarkable tales of the Second World War. In the town of Shandan, in Gansu province on the Mongolian […]