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The Chinese migrant workers who power Israeli construction

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Coronavirus: Real estate agents in China embrace virtual house tours

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China’s poorly planned cities: Urban sprawl and the rural underclass left behind

China's cities have massively increased in size in recent decades, improving the living standards of hundreds of millions of new…

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How coronavirus, nationalism shaped the Zhang Weili vs. Jedrzejczyk epic

In the professional fight world, where hype is important and drama sells, it can sometimes be hard to tell when…

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Wuhan to reward neighborhoods with $72,000 for having no new coronavirus cases

The district governments of the metropolis that comprises Wuhan — the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in China — have…

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China’s plan to relax immigration rules spurs all sorts of hateful comments from nationalistic Chinese

In a move to attract more outstanding overseas professionals, China’s Ministry of Justice has unveiled a new set of regulations…

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Self-Quarantine in Beijing: Episode 2, Noticing

I’ve been illustrating this “Self-Quarantine in Beijing” series for a month now. This second episode is called “Noticing.” When the…

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Good news for lone diners? Beijing orders local restaurants to limit one person per table

Restaurants in Beijing, many of which have been closed for weeks due to COVID-19, have been working to get back…

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Sealed doors and ‘positive energy’: COVID-19 in Xinjiang

Police officers on duty during the COVID-19 lockdown in Xinjiang. Although there have only been several dozen reported cases of…

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Actor Shawn Yue is sorry for a Hong Kong protest reference, but the Chinese internet is not satisfied

MADNESS, the fashion line created and managed by Hong Kong actor and entrepreneur Shawn Yue (余文乐 Yú Wénlè), has removed…

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China, Russia, and the legacy of Zhenbao Island

Tourists at Zhenbao Island (all photos by the author) Fifty-one years ago, a surprise offensive by the People’s Liberation Army…

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Low-income student tries to commit suicide because of insufficient technology for online lessons during COVID-19

A middle-school student in Henan Province tried to end her life by overdosing on her mother’s prescription drugs after her…

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Self-Quarantine in Beijing: Episode 1, Turning In

I’ve been illustrating this “Self-Quarantine in Beijing” series since the beginning of last month. These drawings have helped me put…

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China censors epidemic-themed game Plague Inc.

Popular simulation video game Plague Inc., which lets players create and evolve a disease to wipe out humanity, has been…

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Chinese schools embrace distance education amid coronavirus outbreak

As the COVID-19 epidemic rages on in China, making nearly half of its population live under varying degrees of travel…

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