Vehicles mass on Beijing's heavily-polluted Chang'an Avenue at rush hour. Photo: Reuters

Environmental and social concerns on the rise in China

Nearly half of mainlanders consider pollution major issue after smog and dead pig shocks

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Vehicles mass on Beijing's heavily-polluted Chang'an Avenue at rush hour. Photo: Reuters
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Joanna Chiu

Joanna Chiu

Joanna Chiu is a contributor to Goldthread. She's been based out of Beijing and Hong Kong as a foreign correspondent covering social issues, politics and culture in China for AFP and DPA, and has written for outlets like The Economist, Foreign Policy, South China Morning Post, Quartz, and Mashable, among others. She is the chair of NüVoices, an editorial collective celebrating the work of women writers and creators on China subjects.