During the first supposedly free, local level elections held in Weibo-era China, non-Communist Party candidates were able to garner huge attention using the online messaging platform. Then the Party struck back.
Every two minutes someone in China commits suicide. In Nanjing, on the country's most famous bridge, one man tries to stop as many as possible from killing themselves.
Huaxi, a town of two thousand people, is know as China's richest village. Those inside the gates have villas, cars and glamour. Outside, life's harder.
She lost her 17-year-old son in the bloody 1989 crackdown of protests on Tiananmen Square. A mother remembers and talks about her fight to get the authorities to investigate the Tiananmen massacre.
,,Short people can be amongst their own kind here. There is nobody they have to look up to.''
Hundreds of elderly Shanghainese flock to their local Ikea store to find someone, not to assemble furniture with, but to build up a relationship.
With his popular blog, Zhang Shihe has rescued a group of homeless in Beijing from sleeping on cardboard among the rats of the city. 'Chinese people are better than their government'.