China's State Council has unveiled a series of proposals aiming to protect the estimated 61...
by Samuel Wade | Nov 28, 2013
Lavish gift-giving among China's wealthy has attracted considerable attention, particularly where,...
by Samuel Wade | Feb 5, 2013
In 2011, photographer Liu Jie captured the division of Chinese families by labor migration in a series of portraits. Against scenic countryside backdrops, his subjects posed with empty chairs representing family members who had...
by Samuel Wade | Jan 27, 2013
China's countryside, where almost half of its population still lives, lags far behind the cities in its level of development. Average incomes are less than a third of their urban counterparts, and economic migration has eroded...
by Samuel Wade | Sep 16, 2011
Research from Peking University and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine finds that the death rate among newborn babies in China has fallen sharply since the mid-1990s. From Reuters: Deaths among newborn babies...
by Samuel Wade | Sep 13, 2011
Ministry of Tofu has posted a set of photos by Xinhua's Liu Jie, which poignantly reflect the separation of millions of families by mass labour migration and tight residence restrictions. Due to the massive urbanization process,...
by Samuel Wade | Jul 14, 2011
While China faces a shortage of doctors, many newly qualified physicians are abandoning the profession in favour of more lucrative careers in pharmaceutical sales. From Bloomberg: Mao [Mengjia], 26, tripled his income after...
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