‘Eyes on China’: Illuminating Life Across a Changing Country

Two photographers living in China, Kevin Frayer of Getty Images and Fred Dufour of Agence France-Presse, set up a collective Instagram account in June that displays photographs and short videos taken across China. They called it “Eyes on China.” The aim was to provide an informal...

The Next Step in Beijing’s War on Pollution

The municipality of Beijing is preparing to introduce new standards for vehicle emissions. But plans to tackle smog in the capital, before the arrival of the Winter Olympics in 2022, have been thwarted by lax environmental regulations elsewhere. A final version of the ‘Beijing VI’ standards is expected later this year following a...

January Transfer Window: China’s Million-Dollar Dream of Soccer World Domination

For well-known soccer players who have given Europe a good run, plying their trades in the ambitious Chinese Super League is becoming a popular career move. A rising power in the global transfer market, the CSL has shelled out for some of the splashiest --...

Well-wishing

SINCE he took over as China’s leader in 2012, Xi Jinping has been a busy globetrotter. Last year he visited more countries than Barack Obama, America’s president (14 against 11). Heedless of whether his hosts are powerful, puny or pariahs, he has flown everywhere...

Watch China’s Johnny Cash Sing a Tribute to the Cultural Revolution

It’s unusual for tearful recollections of China’s painful political past to get time on the country’s tightly controlled airwaves. But in late November 2015, on a popular television show, a gray-haired man picked up a guitar and crooned about the death of his father and...

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