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Meet the Young People Working as Security Guards

More and more young people are taking jobs as security guards, positions normally reserved for middle-aged migrant workers—why?

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The “Bangbang” Laborer Who Saved Me From the Streets

When my father kicked me out, one of Chongqing’s “bangbang” porters took me in

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A Chinese Textile Worker’s Two Decades of Dreams in South Africa

How two generations of a Chinese migrant family established a foothold halfway across the world

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‘Speed’ Dating on the Frisbee Field

Fed up with traditional matchmaking, young Chinese turn to Ultimate Frisbee, roleplaying games, and other social events to find love

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Off the Leash: Why are Pet-Friendly Spaces So Rare in China?

Dog ownership in China is booming, but finding inclusive spaces for animals remains a tall order in most cities

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Reading Spaces: How did Libraries Become Safe Havens for China’s Vulnerable?

China’s public libraries are vital but scarce resources for millions

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Kingdom Of Lingerie: Revealing the Trends in Chinese Undergarments

From “belly covers” to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, here’s how the evolution of Chinese underwear reflected cultural attitudes

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Parks, No Recreation: The Battle to Access China’s Public Spaces

China is trying to build more public spaces, but who has the right to use them—and how—remains contested

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The Influencers Helping Trafficked Women Return Home

The Toutiao Missing Persons Search is harnessing the power of short videos to reunite women abducted from minority ethnic groups with their families

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