In the course of the last couple of decades, several Korean television shows have been gaining popularity, attracting Asian as well as Western audiences. Chinese broadcasting companies started importing Korean television program formats, such as “Keep Running”. To what extent do localised versions support the Chinese Communist Party’s regime? – by Manca Vrbinc

Every winter Chinese authorities receive numerous online complaints related to heating. In the past, central policies ignored complex local conditions. The desire of local leaders to reach their performance targets has added fuel to the problem. How did this situation come about? How did local governments respond? And why are environmental and energy goals so difficult to integrate? – by Jenny Li Jie