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Cleaning Up Xiejiaqiao’s Yuxi River

Cleaning Up Xiejiaqiao’s Yuxi River

At 20,000 RMB ( $3,080 USD) income per capital in a population of 801, the village of Xiejiaqiao has the highest GDP in Henglu Township, which is made up of seven communities located in the mountain greenery of Zhejiang province. Part of that economic success stems from the village’s prosperous pecan and bamboo production–crops that couldn’t thrive without the Yuxi River.

Women Working Uphill Against Discrimination

Women Working Uphill Against Discrimination

Despite new career opportunities that China’s breakneck economic growth has churned up for both women and men in recent years, women too often find it more difficult to improve their social status in the work place. Ying Li, executive director of the Beijing Zhongze Women’s Legal Counseling and Service Center, which provides free legal services to women, says Chinese women face discrimination in the work place throughout their careers.

Youth Embrace Public Affection in a Time of Materialism

Youth Embrace Public Affection in a Time of Materialism

Chinese conservative culture once dictated that young people were not allowed to be in relationships and women then could not wear their hair down or walk in heels. China’s focus on such restrictions began to fade when reformists within the communist party led by Deng Xiaoping introduced a series of reforms.