Co-producer: Beijing Center for the Promotion of Chinese Overseas 协办：北京汉语国际推广中心
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
28 THE BUSINESS OF
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.
Published on Jan 14, 2015
Buddhism for sale, China changing physics, zodiac supremacy, and an empire of garbage—all that and more inside our latest issue