In late 2020, China declared victory over poverty, marking the end of a five-year campaign to raise rural incomes above $600 per year. In the essay “The Countryside Through A Daughter In-Law’s Eyes,” though, Huang Deng wrote...
by Josh Rudolph | Dec 23, 2020
The following essay was written by Huang Deng, an educated 46-year-old woman who married into a poor rural family. A PhD and currently the Deputy Director of Finance and Media at Guangdong University of Finance, Huang is also...
by Samuel Wade | Jul 3, 2020
The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect the source. Notice: From June 28 onward, all...
by Samuel Wade | Feb 20, 2014
In an interview with TIME’s Elizabeth Dias, the Dalai Lama gave some thoughts on Xi...
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...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 3, 2012
For Marketplace, Rob Schmitz visits with migrant laborers who have returned home to cities and towns in China’s interior from coastal factories, following an upsurge in investment there: Zhang Xianjun just returned from a...
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