POYANG LAKE, China For much of the past year, Liu Yidan has patrolled the back roads of China in a black jeep, hunting for bird poachers. | Video
HANGZHOU, China Growing up in the Chinese port city of Dalian in the 1990s, Zhang Hongchang spent hours immersed in Japanese cartoons like Dragon Ball and Naruto. | Video
PINGYANG, China/SHANGHAI Li Mingjie is a pet industry investor's dream. The 23-year-old e-commerce worker spares little expense to make his pooch happy. | Video
WUHAN, China Call them China's bubble generation.
WUHAN, China In the mid 1980s, as a wave of economic reforms swept China, Qi Jing's parents fled the poverty of their farming village to seek opportunity in the bustling city of Wuhan.
CHENGDU, China When she was a child, Qin Lijuan's grandfather was the local Communist Party boss in the district where they lived in southwestern China. But one of her favorite things to do was decidedly capitalistic.
CHENGDU, China Her stepfather was dying from pulmonary heart disease in an intensive care unit on the other side of the country and Zheng Yue had to rush to the airport to catch a flight to see him.
BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Fashion-conscious Shanghainese Xing Chunhui spends her weekend window shopping, pausing for meals or tea with friends, before going online to see if she can get the same clothes cheaper.
BEIJING/SHANGHAI Fashion-conscious Shanghainese Xing Chunhui spends her weekend window shopping, pausing for meals or tea with friends, before going online to see if she can get the same clothes cheaper.