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Caixin Media

06.18.2014

China’s Retiring Migrant Workers Have No Place to Call Home

Caixin

A generation of Chinese people from rural areas who moved to the big cities to find work is reaching retirement age, but many are finding they have been left outside the country’s urban pension system despite extensive reforms in r

Books

05.22.2014

Age of Ambition

Evan Osnos

From abroad, we often see China as a caricature: a nation of pragmatic plutocrats and ruthlessly dedicated students destined to rule the global economy—or an addled Goliath, riddled with corruption and on the edge of stagnation.

Infographics

05.15.2014

China’s Fake Urbanization

Sohu Business, David M. Barreda

What is Urbanization?Urbanization is the transformation of rural populations into urban populations—the process by which a nation’s population becomes concentrated in cities and towns.

Caixin Media

05.06.2014

Growing Pains for a Megalopolis in Transition

Caixin

Twenty years of on-and-off government discussions have yielded little progress toward the goal of coordinating urban and industrial development in a key Chinese megalopolis—the region encompassing the nation’s capital

Infographics

05.02.2014

The ‘Nongmin’ Breakdown

Sohu Business, EG365, David M. Barreda

Who are China’s rural migrant workers?A uniquely Chinese social identity, the category of “rural migrant worker” is a product of China’s urban/rural dichotomy.

Photo Gallery

05.01.2014

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Tim Franco

It’s a feature of the landscape one sees throughout China.

Sinica Podcast

04.25.2014

Trash Talk with Adam Minter

Jeremy Goldkorn

Anyone living in China doubtless has a sense of the unholy number of people who seem to be involved in the trash trade here, and who will ferret away everything from your cardboard boxes to plastic bottles faster than you can unpack them

Postcard

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

Reports

03.25.2014

Urban China

This report recommends that China curb rapid urban sprawl by reforming land requisition, give migrants urban residency and equal access to basic public services, and reform local finances by finding stable revenues and by allowing local

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.

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