Society & Culture

Austrian village, but in China

The New York Times has a 360 video (paywall) that shows you around a Chinese village with an…

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‘Honor of Kings’ player dies after gaming and live-streaming all night

Sixth Tone reports that a 20-year-old Chinese gamer recently died after staying up late for months, live-streaming himself…

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Will Ctrip child abuse case lead to lower birth rate in China?

Last week, we wrote about child abuse at a Ctrip daycare center in Shanghai. The news continued…

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LiAngelo Ball and UCLA shoplifters stuck in China get an assist from… Trump?

UCLA played Georgia Tech in a college basketball game in Shanghai on Saturday, in a contest that UCLA won…

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Who still believes in traditional Chinese medicine?

It’s been a turbulent year for traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). The set of medical practices based on Chinese traditions…

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The Chinese internet’s best reactions to Trump’s China visit – China’s latest society and culture news

Here is SupChina’s selection of the best reactions on the social media platform Weibo to Trump’s state visit…

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No cash? Just scan my phone, says robber in China – China’s latest society and culture news

“Mobile payment really changes our lives — in every aspect.” “This man is too stupid to be a robber.”

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Infant vaccine batches fail quality test – China’s latest society and culture news

“It sounds like we should be thankful for the vaccines not being toxic.” “Ineffective vaccines are faulty vaccines. There is…

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Three tips for becoming a better China-watcher

China plays prominent and expanding roles in many areas of U.S. policy, from trade to North Korea to climate…

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Overseas Chinese students: Is not returning home a violation of filial piety? – China’s latest society and culture news

“At the risk of sounding obnoxious, I will never support my daughter to study abroad. If she is unable…

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Sycophants in parent-teacher WeChat groups – China’s latest society and culture news

“This is nothing new. When I was a kid, my parents sent gifts to teachers just to make sure…

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A literary award for plagiarists – China’s latest society and culture news

“I thought this was something from the Onion at first. But I’m glad to know it is real news.” “A well-deserved…

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Can caterpillar fungus prevent cancer? Science says no – China’s latest society and culture news

“Little by little, the myth around these ‘magical’ plants in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) will be dismantled.” “TCM never…

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Gay pride in Taiwan, and mainland reactions – China’s latest society and culture news

“I hope mainland China will legalize same-sex marriage very soon!” “I am not against homosexuality or gay marriage at all,…

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Women-only parking spaces in Kunming – China’s latest society and culture news

“The custom of ‘ladies first’ is viewed as a way to show respect for women. But women-only parking lots…

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