Berlin to Beijing and Back Again

By Tong Lam Near the northeastern edge of Berlin, in what was once part of East Germany (aka the German …

Two Views of a Beijing Hutong

By Christina Larson “Two dogs?” A girl came up behind me wearing the bright blue and red track-suit school uniform …

Diary of a Summit: Thoughts on Life in Beijing During the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum

By Mengfei Chen Last week, China’s President Xi Jinping hosted the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Beijing. For Xi, …

How to Be a Male God: Beijing’s Pick Up Artist Scene

By Alec Ash Xia’er, a 22-year-old music graduate from Hunan Province, is short, with a boyish complexion and no steady …

Love, or Nearest Offer: A Vignette From Beijing’s Marriage Market

Photo: Mr. Sun browsing the marriage market. By Alec Ash Mr. Sun is 67, with a helmet-shaped mop of silver …

Tricks of Two Trades: A Q&A on Writing News Reports and Spy Novels with Night Heron Author Adam Brookes

By Jeffrey Wasserstrom I’ve known Adam Brookes since 1999, when we met in Beijing where he was covering China for …

Why Study Journalism in China?

Photo: Wang Zihao. © Dou Yiping By Lu-Hai Liang and Dou Yiping China’s journalism schools, like those in many countries, are …