China: This is too many bikes

There’s a Katie Melua song called 9 Million Bicycles that starts, “There are nine-million bicycles in Beijing. / That’s a fact…” IS IT? I…

Inside China’s ambitious plan to create its first national park system

When Zhu Ziyun 朱子云 first set foot in the area of Sanjiangyuan 三江源, he was taken aback by the natural beauty that unfolded…

A cyber czar falls to earth

Lu Wei 鲁炜 is a propaganda official who headed up the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) from 2013 to 2016. Lu became the…

Transgender Day of Remembrance in China, and an alarming report

Yesterday, November 20, was the Day of Transgender Remembrance. The day was first marked in 1999 to memorialize the death of

What’s next for China in Zimbabwe — and the rest of Africa?

China on November 21 blamed ongoing speculation that China had something to do with the bloodless coup in Zimbabwe on a desire to “drive…

China and Pakistan negotiate Belt and Road disagreements

“The Belt and Road seems to be faltering in its conceptual financial stage,” said financial writer Peter Guy in the SCMP after…

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show makes history in Shanghai

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show came to Asia for the first time in its illustrious 23-year history. Monday night’s extravaganza in Shanghai saw…

Chinese dating coaches educate you on how to win women’s hearts

The New York Times has a story (paywall) about the emergence of dating schools across the country, which offer lessons to straight men…

This is how an angel falls

Set to the backdrop of some high-profile drama, the hotly anticipated 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show just…

China pushes a peace plan for Rohingya refugee crisis

On November 19, China proposed a three-step process for resolving the refugee crisis of 600,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing from Myanmar to Bangladesh. Reuters…

Chinese smartphone makers look beyond ‘saturated’ China market

Two of China’s largest smartphone companies are staking out new claims abroad, where they see greater growth opportunity than in the saturated Chinese…

Head transplant planned in China

Surgeons Ren Xiaoping 任晓平 of Harbin Medical University and his Italian colleague Sergio Canavero say they will soon announce the date of the…

Why Chinese companies need to embrace diversity

Lately, there seems to be a trend of Chinese organizations bringing self-inflicted damage upon themselves with poorly thought-out actions, unaware of how they…

Not your ordinary cake!

Cakes resembling China’s first female ruler and the Monkey King brought international fame to this 34-year-old baker.

Picture of the Day: The clown of Sanlitun

This photograph dates back to May 2014 and was taken in the heart of…