Chinese Medicine Ails from Brain Drain

By Rebecca Davis

Dr. Wang Juyi examines a patient while several students stand around and observe during his Saturday morning clinic hours. Today, Wang holds clinic hours only twice a week serving mostly friends and family.

Shelley Oches left her private acupuncture practice in Louisville,
Kentucky eight months ago to study classical Chinese medicine—a
tradition that has largely been phased out of medical schools in China
as Western medicine has come into vogue in the globalizing country.

Beijing School Trains China’s Future Ping-Pong Champions

By Rebecca Davis

A student at the Beijing Ping Pong Training Base during afternoon practice.

The Xian Nongtan Sports Training School attracts children from all corners of China to its campus outside Beijing.

As China’s Economy Improves, Self-expression Becomes an Industry

By Kat Fan
Mei-Li hair salon owner Cheng Qilai has opened five branches across Beijing since 1995.

As China steps further into the global spotlight, its
citizens are embracing an eclectic sense of fashion and style that has, in turn, led to a boom in the beauty industry.

Raising Frogs: A Tea-seller's Story

By Rebecca Davis
Ye Huabin welcomes customers to his shop with a cup of tea as a sample. After picking tealeaves in the fields, Ye now owns two shops in Beijing.

Thanks to China's booming economy, more Chinese can afford gourmet tea these days, and Ye Huabin says his business is on the rise. Once a tea farmer in Fujian province, Ye now runs two tea shops in Beijing.


Photo by Katie Hayes

With time off from school, many children of migrant workers travel from their home villages to visit parents.


Photo by Katie Hayes

Without land in his home village to grow food, Mr. Wang (who's 2-year-old son is pictured here) moved with his wife and son to f

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