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Photo Essay: An Entire Day on the Beijing Subway

A photo essay at Vice by Oscar Holland and Lukas von Rantzau shows an entire day on Line 2 of Beijing’s subway, from the first train to the last: 5:05 AM – The doors to the first train open. “Welcome to Subway Line...

Catching Fish Using Birds: Images of a Dying Art

At The Atlantic, American documentary photographer Michael Steverson unveils a photo essay on the ancient yet dying Chinese art of cormorant fishing, featuring two elderly brothers who supplement their income from fishing by...

Photos: Capturing Change in Tibet

Beautiful scenic photos of Tibet are a controversial matter. Posting them on Twitter will often lead to rebuke from vocal activists who argue that they gloss over the realities of Chinese rule: Typical #Tool used by #China...

Photos: Migrants’ and Petitioners’ City Homes

Ministry of Tofu translates, together with comments from Sina Weibo, a Sina.com photo essay showing migrant workers in Chongqing living in improvised tents and shacks, under bridges or on construction sites. Mr. Zhou, 47 years...

Photos: The Smog that Ate Beijing

Beijing’s dismal air quality has repeatedly made headlines, grounding flights and eventually shaming authorities into reforming rose-tinted official readings. One leading meteorologist recently warned that substantial...

Scenes from China

The Atlantic has posted a collection of 48 stunning images of China: China, now the second-largest economy in the world, is a vast and diverse country that is nearly impossible to sum up in a single photo essay. But here is an...

Slideshow: China International

Foreign Policy has posted a slideshow of images documenting China’s growing influence in the far-flung corners of the world: China’s rise is no longer just about China — and over the past year, journalists...

Netizen’s Comments on Current Events (With Photos)

Following images and commentaries are from a popular post in Chinese blogosphere, translated by CDT: (1) The reason the Ministry of Education reduced the emphasis given to Lu Xun’s writings in middle school textbooks was not...

Photo: Writing on the Wall

On the wall of a public toilet: “Use of Party newspapers and magazines as toilet paper is strictly forbidden.”[Source ]

China’s High-Tech Underclass

A photo essay in Newsweek by Mark Leong looks at the growing numbers of young, urban, white collar workers in China’s IT industry: The number of college graduates in China is growing far faster than the number of...

Photo: Tiananmen 1989 Goddess of Democracy

Two amateur photographers line up their snapshots of Beijing’s newest tourist attraction, the democracy statue erected by protesting students in Tiananmen Square, Thursday, June 1, 1989, Beijing, China. To see more photos,...

Slideshow: The Mysterious Life of Hu Jintao

From the Time magazine: Key Posting Hu’s ascent was greatly enhanced by his appointment in 1988 to Party Chief of the restive Tibet Autonomous Region, where he oversaw a political crackdown the following year. In this...

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