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04.09.2014

Sunflower Protestors Open Up

Chien-min Chung

On March 18 some 200 Taiwanese, mostly college students, stormed the offices of Taiwan’s legislature, beginning a protest over a propos

Caixin Media

03.03.2014

Kunming Attack Is ‘China’s 9/11,’ State Media Says

Caixin

In the days after a major terror attack in Kunming, state media outlets are calling for a united front to combat terror and warning against excusing the attackers or criticizing the government’s policies on minorities.

Sinica Podcast

03.01.2014

In Line Behind a Billion People

Kaiser Kuo, Jeremy Goldkorn, Damien Ma

This week on Sinica, Kaiser and Jeremy are joined by Damien Ma, author of In Line Behind a Billion People, a new book for China-watchers looking a

Environment

02.28.2014

Citizen Sues Local Government for Failing to Curb Air Pollution

chinadialogue

Although residents in Northern China are no strangers to dirty air, a man from the smog-enshrouded Hebei province has decided to take the local environmental authority to court for failing to control air pollution.

Media

02.14.2014

A Kapital Idea

Matthew Niederhauser, David M. Barreda

Matthew Neiderhauser is a photographer and artist whose work is influenced by his studies in anthropology. He lived in Beijing for six years and recently returned to the United States.

Media

02.14.2014

Stills from “Kapital Creation”

Matthew Niederhauser

Stills from the production Kapital Creation, a new film by photographer Matthew Neiderhauser and filmmaker John Fitzgerald.

Features

01.26.2014

For Freedom, Justice, and Love

The Editors

Following is legal activist Xu Zhiyong’s closing statement at the end of his trial in Beijing on January 22, 2014.

Media

01.03.2014

Coming to Chinese Headlines in 2014

Tea Leaf Nation, Rachel Lu

Chinese people have spent another year breathing dirty air,

Other

12.26.2013

2013 Year in Review

The Editors

As the year draws to a close, we want to take a moment to look back at some of the stories ChinaFile published in 2013. We hope you’ll find something that interests you to read—or watch—over the holidays.

Culture

11.22.2013

Shen Wei’s ‘Chinese Sentiment’

Peter Hessler

When Shen Wei was growing up in Shanghai during the nineteen-eighties and nineties, his mother worked as a fashion designer who specialized in calendars.

Environment

11.12.2013

China’s Urban Dilemma

chinadialogue, Isabel Hilton

After nearly three decades of rapid urbanization, China’s official and unofficial city dwellers outnumber its f

Video

11.05.2013

Small Part, Big Screen

Gilles Sabrié

Every morning outside the imposing gate of the Beijing Film Studio, a throng gathers to try to find a way inside. These aren’t fans, exactly.

Infographics

10.23.2013

To Save or Not to Save

Sohu Business, Tea Leaf Nation

China is known for saving money, and as the country has become wealthier, the household saving rate has increased.

Caixin Media

09.16.2013

Chongqing Officials Mired in Web of Sex, Lies and Video

Caixin

When a sex video involving a Chongqing official went viral on the Internet on November 2012, like millions of others, Tan Linling clicked out of curiosity.

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