The World of Chinese Magazine 12+

Top Chinese Society News

The World of Chinese Magazine Co. Ltd.

Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 12 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Nearly 3 decades from when China officially connected to the internet, our cover story investigates the development and changing nature of the country’s online landscape.

The World of Chinese is a quarterly magazine giving you the lowdown on all things China–news, culture, art, and society. Get access to insightful content that tackles issues in China and get a full coverage of what mainstream headlines forego. Experience China differently with stunning pictures, compelling storytelling, and multimedia content that will fill in the gaps left by regular news outlets.

- Longform writing with in-depth and investigative reporting
- Exclusive podcasts with interviews from some of the most interesting figures in China
- Interviews with Chinese opinion-shapers and newsmakers
- 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

What’s New

Version 5.3.5

Design and stability improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

RBecca16 ,

Passionate about telling China’s stories to the world

The World of Chinese Magazine is by far one of the most dedicated, passionate publications I’ve read on China’s stories. They teach me about China’s tendencies, personality, culture, news, and issues, and are committed to giving their readers a wonderful experience both through web articles and the associated merch and print magazine issues. I have a few myself and love the art on each mag, totally displayable!

justinhudgins ,

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.

Hatticsalt ,

A different view on China

TWOC is one of the oldest magazines in China that’s still committed to presenting the country in a different way than you get in either mainstream Chinese or foreign media, and it’s great to see it going digital. I like the improvements to the design of the app (mobile phone version).

App Privacy

The developer, The World of Chinese Magazine Co. Ltd., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

You Might Also Like

KROMA Magazine
Magazines & Newspapers
Kono Magazine
Magazines & Newspapers
Empire Magazine
Magazines & Newspapers
Foreign Affairs Magazine
Magazines & Newspapers
Sunset Magazine
Magazines & Newspapers
The New York Review of Books
Magazines & Newspapers