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.

Half Tones are small, easily digestible bites of news. Concise and to the point, they deliver the crux of a new story in just a few paragraphs or provide timely updates to our previous coverage.

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.
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What's New

Bug fixes and performance improvements.
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Additional Information

August 8, 2019
Current Version
Requires Android
4.1 and up
Content Rating
Offered By
Shanghai Dongfang Newspaper Co., Ltd.
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