An exposé on rural boarding schools
"The rundown institutions are badly failing the estimated 33 million rural kids they serve, causing depression, malnutrition, and other problems...".
The bill collector cometh...
China Pacific Construction Group is suing local governments in six provinces (including Yunnan) for unpaid bills more than three years old.
Pictures of people smoking in Yunnan
A brief photoessay on the "the smoke culture of China's Yunnan region" which concludes "smoking lives on in Yunnan as a tribal tradition." Cough, cough.
More terror concerns for China
A breakdown of what the Chinese government is saying about people from Xinjiang fleeing the country to "join jihad".
A beginner's guide to cooking with tea
Six ideas for getting started in the kitchen with tea. Covers some of the most popular leaves from around the world.
Wrongful death payouts make waves
City governments often pay families of victims one-lump sums. The amounts handed out in Shanghai and Kunming for separate trampling accidents has spurred online debate. (requires proxy)