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For Jack Chang's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Senior travel industry booms in graying China

Jun 7, 2015

Senior travel industry booms in graying China

When Li Caohua retired in her late 50s, the doctor immediately joined millions of other Chinese seniors and hit the road to see more of her giant country. At the top of her destination list was tropical Hainan island in the south and the ...

Hong Kongers resist embrace of mainland China

Apr 26, 2015

Hong Kongers resist embrace of mainland China

All around Chow Tak-yee’s neighborhood in the working-class edges of Hong Kong, the 26-year-old can feel the spreading influence of nearby mainland China on the prosperous, open-minded city she’s always called home. The children of mainland families now fill her neighborhood’s best schools, and ...

Secret historians preserve past in China amid state amnesia

Mar 12, 2015

Secret historians preserve past in China amid state amnesia

In his small ground-floor apartment just a few blocks from Beijing’s landmark Bird’s Nest stadium, Chinese-language teacher, writer and do-it-yourself documentary maker Xu Xing is urgently preserving what he can of China’s forbidden past. Traveling usually by himself all over the country, the tall ...

Drought worsens China's long-term water crisis

Sep 26, 2014

Drought worsens China's long-term water crisis

The corn has grown to only half its normal height on Yan Shuqin’s ranch in the hills of Inner Mongolia this year, as a swath of northern China suffers its worst drought in 60 years. The ruddy-faced woman said that even before the rains ...