January 13, 2022 in Features

When does the China Wolf Bite? 

The city of Anchorage is usually cold and snowy in March. But diplomatic talks between the U.S. and China, held in Anchorage, were fraught with fiery diplomatic tension. The first…
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January 11, 2022 in Features

Cities Lost in Limbo: Are China’s Ghost Cities Here to Stay?

China’s record number of vacant houses and urban projects, sitting at over 50 million units and growing, are an increasingly worrying domestic challenge. Known as “ghost cities,” these developments have…
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January 10, 2022 in Features

After China’s Three-child Policy, Child-bearing Still Unpopular 

Five months after the Chinese government announced its three-child policy, which allows all married couples to have a third child, public discourse has yet to die down.  The 2020 Chinese…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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