Rolling Stone: A Hit in China?

Along with a host of other U.S. publications, the music mag has arrived in the Middle Kingdom. Can it overcome the unique obstacles there?

Fabled Rolling Stone magazine may be synonymous with countercultural edginess and forward-looking cultural analysis. But in China, the venerable title has arrived a bit late to the party. On Feb. 26, the publication, first launched in 1967 in the U.S., hit the newsstands of mainland China cities including Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou.

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