Society & Culture

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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Will Wolf Warriors 2 open a new era of Chinese patriotic films? – China’s latest society and culture news

“Patriotism is now a business.” “I suggest Wolf Warriors 2 be in cinemas forever, and sooner or later we’ll have the…

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Dead young men and pyramid schemes – China’s latest society and culture news

Three months after the death of Li Wenxing 李文星, a 23-year-old college graduate who fell victim to…

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Cash rewards offered to Beijing seniors for leaving the city – China’s latest society and culture news

“Have the officials ever considered opinions and feelings of people in Hebei?” “At first, immigrants were forced to leave. And…

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‘Women don’t belong in academia’ — male professor – China’s latest society and culture news

In 2013, Feng Gang 冯钢, a sociology professor at Zhejiang University, posted to Weibo (in Chinese), saying: I…

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Rent a cat in China – China’s latest society and culture news

“Cat prostitutes? No, no, no!” This was one of many critical reactions on social media (in…

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Chinese comedy eclipses ‘Home Alone’ record, helps country set new, though dubious, holiday box office high

Like the Lunar New Year holiday, the weeklong National Day holiday in China has become one of the…

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Second-tier cities offer cheap housing to attract young talent – China’s latest society and culture news

“As the real estate bubble in top-tier cities started to deflate, second-tier cities saw the potential of a property…

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Meet the foreigners who translated Xi’s speech – China’s latest society and culture news

Xinhua News Agency has published an article (in Chinese, with photographs) introducing the foreigners who participated in…

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WeChat users can’t change profiles until the end of October – China’s latest society and culture news

WeChat, China’s social, messaging, and do-everything mobile app, announced (in Chinese) on October 17 that its users are…

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Sexual harassment in China: Different than in the U.S.? – China’s latest society and culture news

On October 16, the state-owned China Daily tweeted “What prevents sexual harassment from being a common phenomenon in…

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Everyone wants medicines bought abroad, but they might be ‘fake’ – China’s latest society and culture news

“Whether drugs are fake or not depends on their effectiveness. You can’t call a certain kind of drug counterfeit…

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Man wears ‘Han clothing’ more than 300 days a year – China’s latest society and culture news

“There are plenty of ways to revive Han culture that are more meaningful and effective than wearing Han clothing…

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Chinese women detained at airport after plastic surgery? South Korea says it’s fake news – China’s latest society and culture news

“Don’t blame airport authorities. Even their parents won’t be able to recognize them.” “This news sucks. I don’t understand the…

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Elite primary school students’ research — now on social media – China’s latest society and culture news

“All credit should go to their parents.” “Just think about how these kids got to the primary school affiliated with…

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