January 10, 2022 in Features

China’s Tutoring Agency Crackdown

In July, China’s highest governing body, the State Council, announced an unprecedented escalation of its crackdown on tutoring agencies. Dubbed as a “double reduction” plan to ease pressure placed on…
Read More
December 30, 2021 in Features

Keeping Up a ‘Pair’ances

Dortmund, Germany, 1980: Yao Bin and Luan Bo take the ice at the 1980 World Figure Skating Championships. They have never skated on a regulation-sized rink; its size is so…
Read More
December 23, 2021 in Features

Talking the Talk: The Rise of Competitive Speech and Debate in China

With trophies and scholarships at stake, students work late into the night preparing for their debate tournaments. Some students may explore the same debate topic year-round, while others change topics…
Read More
December 13, 2021 in Features

IUDs in China: The Legacy of the One Child Policy

Shortly after Liang Wen gives birth, the 27-year-old recent mother is forced to agree to a medical procedure that permanently alters her health and future. Wen’s intrauterine device (IUD) represents…
Read More
December 13, 2021 in Features

The Disappearance of a Top Chinese Influencer

In the majestic mountains of Sichuan, China, Li Ziqi (李子柒) lives a tranquil and pastoral daily life. Frequently donning a traditional white qipao, her pastimes include harvesting fresh herbs, cooking…
Read More
December 7, 2021 in Features

Humanitarian Aid with a Twist: How and Why China Invests so Heavily in Developing Regions

As the Taliban swept through Afghanistan in August of 2021, chaos ensued within the country. American citizens and soldiers were quickly evacuated, and thousands of Afghan refugees sought refuge in…
Read More