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Sexy bots lure lonely men into online dating scams

Guangzhou Daily reports (in Chinese) that the police in Guangdong Province have arrested more than 600 suspects across…

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The suicide of a doctoral student

Yang Baode 杨宝德, a Ph.D. student at Xi’an Jiaotong University, went…

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Shandong imposes traditional Chinese medicine quotas on hospital prescriptions

Despite growing skepticism about the efficiency of traditional Chinese…

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Digital country life, and a new nickname for the Dallas Mavericks

“Each day, farmer Liu live-streams video of his life in rural…

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What we don’t talk about when we talk about cancer

The Financial Times (paywall) reports that in contemporary China, it’s common…

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Policeman beats golden retriever to death in public

A shocking video went viral on the Chinese internet over the New…

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In China, more educated women have less sex

In a recent interview (in Chinese) with Renwu magazine, Pan Suiming…

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Thailand zoo agrees to 300,000 yuan in compensation for Chinese tour guide death

A young Chinese tour guide was killed inside an elephant zoo in Thailand when he was rolled over by…

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Chinese postgraduate entrance exam leaked?

A teacher at Dalian University of Technology was accused of leaking a math test ahead of China’s annual postgraduate…

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Oily, beat a call, Laotie: China’s hottest internet slang from 2017

China has chosen its 10 most commonly used online slang words of the year, as People’s Daily reports,…

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Tokyo murderer sentenced to 20 years in prison

Chen Shifeng 陈世峰, who fatally stabbed Jiang Ge 江歌, a 24-year-old Chinese student from Qingdao, Shandong Province, on November…

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Chinese live-streaming site Qihoo 360 shuts down surveillance feature

TechNode reports that Qihoo 360, the video streaming service that was revealed last week to be broadcasting…

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Meet Xiang Xiang, Tokyo’s newest star panda

Top image via Asian Correspondent: “6-month-old baby Miu Suwazono wearing a costume featuring giant panda.” Source: Reuters/Issei Kato

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China’s need for guide dogs for the blind

South China Morning Post reports that of China’s 5 million blind people, only 200 have guide dogs. Due…

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Imported HPV vaccines become available in mainland China

Human papillomavirus (HPV) describes a large group of related viruses that cause warts. These can be harmless,…

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