China Dispatch is a bi-monthly magazine giving you the lowdown all things China—views, news, culture, stories, and society. We bring you in-depth reporting on all the things that matter in the modern Middle Kingdom, from science and society to culture and cuisine. For history buffs, we tell the primeval tales of ancient China and give you a peek into what has made China the country it is today.

For our more cultured readers, we bring you original, never-before-seen fiction from some of China’s most innovative writers and works from some of the nation’s leading artists, be they traditionalists or modern performance artists. Our investigative reporters, both in-house and around the globe, get to the heart of the issues facing China today, giving you the information you need to survive and thrive in China’s fast-paced modern miracle.

A yearly subscription for $ 16.99 includes six issues of China Dispatch and an additional supplement issues. Individual issues are $ 2.99 an issue.

China Dispatch includes:

- Features with in-depth and investigative reporting

- Interviews with Chinese opinion-shapers and news-makers

- Experienced travel writers and photographers to entertain and inform

- Art, fiction, films, books, and humor that will keep you abreast of all things China

- Tales of ancient China that range from food to sex and from comedy to wuxia

- A user-friendly interface that helps you read and explore at your own pace

- Language guides that teach you everything from contemporary slang to ancient script

A subscription features new content every month; each new issue is followed by a theme-based supplement featuring content only available to our China Dispatch subscribers. If you’ve got an itch that other China-related newspapers and magazines can’t scratch, then China Dispatch is for you. What are you waiting for? Subscribe today!

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What’s New

Version 1.3

bug fix

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

SwellGuy88 ,

I’ve been wanting to find a magazine like this for months!

Happy to have finally found it. Content is great!

laowhining ,

Great content, mediocre app

The magazine is fantastic, and the regular posts are interesting and informative. But the app on iPad, which I feel is the most natural place to expect readers to read the magazine, needs a significant amount of work, both on the design side and the technical side. I think the app should open to the magazine, or have the magazine accessible more immediately - especially on iPad, opening and having to tap through to get to the main reason I downloaded the app isn’t a huge hassle, but is annoying. I imagine most subscribers feel similarly.

My main gripe is that if I open the app in landscape on iPad, it will open in a vertical view - this would be fine, if it did it properly, but instead half the screen is black and the only way I can get it to open with the proper view is to force close the app and reopen with the iPad held vertically.

Like I said at the beginning, I think the content is great and really interesting and I’m happy to subscribe. But the app leaves something to be desired.

haitunxing ,

An amazing magazine covered Chinese culture stories

I cannot help adoring this magazine, with appealing cover and interior design (how they can create such an amazing design by using Chinese Red color? Please tell me more!) . Each issue can be a collection in my magazine shelve. I really believe that the magazine enable to offer users a wonderful tour in Chinese culture by reading its stories and photographies. Keep tuning pages, I’d like to be infatuated with China Dispatch magazine!


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