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36 PHYSICS

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中国物理的最高境界 Dark matter, quantum communications, binary black holes, supercolliders—China’s new ambition for scientific supremacy is leading the country on a journey to some very exciting experiments and discoveries in the world of physics

EMPIRE 42 SCRAP 垃圾帝国 You pass them every day, people living on what the nation throws away. This recycling industry suffers from the same problems as any other, and its people, those who keep China clean and efficient, don’t often get the attention they deserve.

Issue 1 /2015

48 ANIMAL ATTRACTION 属相的权威 It’s hard to imagine dynamic, modern Chinese people making decisions based on the ancient zodiac, but the entrenched beliefs of the older generation mean that the younger lot are saddled with zodiac superstitions in everything from having babies to getting married

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28 THE BUSINESS OF

BUDDHISM 商潮中的佛土

The face of Buddhism in China is changing— temples to tourist traps and monasteries to money pits. The faithful are fighting to save the ideals they see being trampled on for the sake of cash and populism, but it’s a battle they’re unlikely to win.

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The World of Chinese, 2015 Issue 1: Buddhism  

Buddhism for sale, China changing physics, zodiac supremacy, and an empire of garbage—all that and more inside our latest issue

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