Category Archives: Society

Chinese Police Begin Crackdown on Child Porn

Hidden deep below the underground world of common pornography in China is something illegal in all but a handful of countries: child pornography. In recent weeks, Chinese police have caught a number of organizations, websites and people involved in the production and distribution of...


Child Drop-Outs Driven by Trends, Not Poverty

The stories of Xiaowei, a 15-year-old drop-out, and similar children dominated the front pages of Chinese media on November 30. Xiaowei came to Changshu, Jiangsu province from his home Anshun, Guizhou province in February to labor at a small workshop. The shop closed last...


Rare Diseases Sufferers Face Discrimination, Lack of Support

Russian photographer Yulia Taits’ portraits of albinos stunned the world. In his works, the white hair, white eyelashes and pale face of the patients were like angels in fairytales. While Taits’ work found beauty in a condition that can be a struggle for many,...


Frauds Feign Illness on Crowdfunding Platforms

Serious ailments are expensive to treat, but they are even more expensive to treat for China’s poor. For years, Chinese patients with life-threatening conditions have been expected to draw on the finances of their relatives and friends. But in recent years, some are taking...


Avian Migration Turns Countryside into a Hotbed of Poaching

Poaching of China’s native animal species is on the rise, with birds and other migratory animals the target. A spokesperson for the State Forestry Administration said the government is taking action to end the illegal capture and sale of wildlife across the country. Rampant...



Child Traffickers Employ Aggressive Tactics as Demand Grows

Shi Moulan (pseudonym), a 69-year-old woman in Nantong, Jiangsu province, was caught transporting five girls from Jiangyin to Qidong with the intent to sell them for 12,000 yuan. Shi was on the nation’s wanted list from 2000 until her arrest in 2015. On September...


Patients Rely on Agency for Overseas Treatment

While oversea hunting, oversea bearing and other oversea activities have been popular in China, another oversea project has been taking up the healthcare and medical industry: oversea cure for diseases. China Daily reported that in 2006, 20 million Chinese patients went abroad for treatment,...


Rise in Suicides a Reminder of Festering Psychological Problems

Xiaoxia (pseudonym), a 19-year-old in Lin’an, Zhejiang province, followed many of her peers after graduation and began working at an internship. When her boss asked her to stamp a document with the company’s official seal, she was prepared to do so until another worker...


‘Pan Entertainment’ the Focus of Top Gaming Show

ChinaJoy 2016, the country’s largest gaming trade show, opened in Shanghai on July 28. But unlike previous years, the gaming-oriented trade show featured an expanded focus that brought together games, movies, animation, literature and music. It’s a concept that organizers brand as “pan entertainment.”...