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How Fame Ripped Apart a Historic Shanghai Neighborhood

Shanghai’s internet famous former French Concession is attracting hordes of tourists whose presence is raising rents and anxiety for locals

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No Retirement Before Death: The Story of an Aging Migrant Worker

What’s it like battling poverty and being unable to retire as a migrant worker in China today?

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I Sacrificed 16 Years to the Mines

Miner-poet Chen Nianxi tells the harrowing story of his years working as a blaster underground

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The Time My Son Wore a Skirt to School

The father of 7-year-old Lele explains why he supported his son's decision to wear a skirt to school, despite the inevitable backlash

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How an Iconic Shoe Brand Finally Became Cool

China’s most iconic shoe brand, Feiyue, is making great leaps overseas

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Swipe High: Inside Shanghai’s Elite Speed-Dating World

A dating platform matches high earners who have everything—except love

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No Respite in Retirement for China's Migrating Elderly

As elders become their grandchildren’s primary caretakers, they face moving to the city in their old age

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Sweat and Sacrifice: Five Stories of Gaokao

Hopes, fears, and reminisces from takers of China's high-stakes college entrance exams

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Remembering Corky Lee

The photographer who documented 50 years of Chinese in American history

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