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No more free rescue for rule-breaking hikers on China’s Yellow Mountain

Starting this year, the Yellow Mountains (黄山 Huángshān) in southern…

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Victim-blaming official provokes more anger in billboard death case

An official in Zhengzhou, Henan Province has finally made a…

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China’s hottest granny, at 70, has big plans ahead

Photos courtesy of Han Bin She’s graceful and elegant, with a packed schedule as a sought-after model and spokeswoman in…

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Friday Song: G.E.M. — Bubbles

Bubbles under sunlight, they are colorful Just as a deluded me, I am happy Bubbles (泡沫 pàomò), by…

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AcFun, a pioneer of Chinese danmu (‘bullet screens’), can’t pay its bills

Video streaming site AcFun, Bilibili’s biggest rival in the world of online anime content and “danmu” (弹幕) — a…

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Stranded at Tehran airport, Chinese passengers break out into chants of ‘China!’

Chants of “China!” erupted at an Iranian airport on January 29 as hundreds of Chinese passengers were stranded at…

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Goodbye to Jifeng: patrons gather one last time at iconic Shanghai bookstore

The last branch of Jifeng Bookstore (季风书园 jìfēng shū yuán), an iconic independent bookstore chain in Shanghai that’s been…

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Why did a Chinese live trivia game get suspended? A: Jiang Zemin

Avid players of Brain King 头脑王者, a live trivia game similar to HQ Trivia that runs on the Wechat…

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China is promoting marriage by giving newlyweds cash

Marriage in China, as you may have heard, is about more than just love. It’s a…

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‘No respect for history’: People’s Daily lambastes parodies of patriotic song ‘Yellow River Cantata’

Chinese state media People’s Daily published an op-ed on Monday condemning parodies of Yellow River Cantata (黄河大合唱…

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Shanghai Disneyland’s VIP service enrages regular visitors

A social media storm hit Shanghai Disneyland on January 29 following a Legal Daily article (in Chinese) about the…

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Altercation between stranded Chinese tourists and Japanese police at Tokyo airport

On January 25, video of a physical confrontation between Japanese police officers and frustrated Chinese travelers at a Tokyo…

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Friday Song: Old-school Beijing rap that spits straight truth

Beijing is building The people are changing Who is responsible for all of this? Going mainstream is, sadly,…

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‘I am a woman worker at Foxconn, and I demand a system that opposes sexual harassment’: A translated essay

A woman wears in anti-groping backpack on Foxconn’s campus; image via Jianjiaobuluo On January 23, the women’s labor…

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Hong Kong university groups rally behind students suspended for protesting Mandarin test

Andrew Chan Lok-hang 陈乐行 (left) and Lau Tsz-kei 刘子颀, Hong Kong Baptist University students Two students at Hong Kong…

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