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About Sixth Tone

The Sixth Tone app brings you people-focused news, features, commentaries, and visual storytelling about contemporary China.

Main features of the app:

Rising Tones are timely reports on issues and events from across China. Drawing from a vast range of sources, these articles provide insights into the significance of each issue in a wider context.

Deep Tones are features that cut to the core of contemporary China. In-depth, informed, and carefully crafted, every piece is carried by the voices of the story’s participants.

Broad Tones are contributions from individuals with unique perspectives to share. This section is dedicated to a wide range of people, from experts and commentators to those whose voices are rarely heard.

Vivid Tones are visual stories showing up-close and personal slices of China. Each piece is fine-tuned to present diverse narratives through short videos, documentaries, photography, and data visualization.

Other features:
-Stay informed about the most consequential story of our time: a changing China
-Share articles to your social networks including Facebook, Twitter, WeChat, and more
-Receive push notifications for our latest recommended reads
-Search Sixth Tone’s complete archive for the topics that interest you most

About Sixth Tone:
Sixth Tone ( is an English-language digital publication based in Shanghai. Like an additional tone to the five of Mandarin Chinese, Sixth Tone offers a fresh voice for coverage of China while emphasizing the human element of every story.

Great balanced news report about China. The world's second biggest economy that nobody really know about. A good read for those investing in China
Ronald Luo
Great content,its the first thing I open on the commute to work
Lloyd R
pretty good!