Links for Friday, August 28, 2020

Notable China news from around the web.

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SOCIETY AND CULTURE:

  • LGBT+ parenting
    As China’s schools reopen, LGBT families feel pride — and prejudice / Sixth Tone
    “Across China, Sixth Tone found same-sex couples and their children having to grapple with additional challenges that emerge as early as kindergarten admissions: from a 41-year-old gay man who plans to identify himself at school only as a single parent, to a lesbian mother who moved to Hong Kong for her son, and a 22-year-old who, when younger, said he has a biological father and a ‘godfather.’”
  • When Beijing ‘cleans up’ the old parts of town
    “Before/After”: An architectural documentation of urban changes in hutongs / ArchDaily
    In 2017, Fangjia Hutong, one of Beijing’s more charming alleyways, was “renovated.” This web page, based on a 2019 exhibition at Pingshan Art Museum, in Shenzhen, documents the uncharming changes.