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Viral video teenager swears at migrant entrepreneurs

Teen in custody for insulting migrants on Beijing subway / Sixth ToneA 17-year-old man on a Beijing subway…

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The naked poetry of Ren Hang

There was an…

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Controversy over sex ed textbook

Sex education textbook recalled by school after complaints from parents / Global Times (in Chinese)A groundbreaking Chinese elementary…

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Sexual abuse of minors is on the rise in China

China logs 30 percent rise in reported sexual assaults on children / SCMP A recent report (in…

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How Chinese bike sharing works

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Under THAAD, no South Korean entertainment

China blocks Korean entertainment on streaming platforms over THAAD row / Billboard China has…

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News roundup: Don’t meet Trump until ‘his head is covered with bumps’ — PLA adviser

Chinese military adviser sees Trump as a gift to China Jin Yinan 金一南 is a retired People’s Liberation Army…

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Logan, the first film in China carrying an age-restriction warning

‘Logan’ becomes first film in China affected by new law / China Film InsiderChina does not have a…

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A minor fix in marriage law, though loopholes still exist

Courts to protect spouses from fake, illegal debt / Global TimesOn Tuesday, China’s Supreme People’s Court (SPC) amended…

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Skyrocketing home prices driven by good schools

Another season of battling for school-district houses has begun — properties sold at 250,000 yuan per square…

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How do Chinese people celebrate when a couple gets married?

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A controversy over a Nobel laureate’s return to China

Nobel laureate courts controversy over decision to come back to China / Global TimesWorld-renowned physicist and Nobel laureate…

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Hubbub over handsome swimmer’s hardship

World champion swimmer Ning Zetao kicked out of China’s national swimming squad / SCMPOn Wednesday, a memo from China’s…

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A controversy over dumplings

Steamed soup dumplings with vinegar or soy sauce — that is the question / Guancha.cn (in Chinese)

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News roundup: Chinese lab to study Ebola and other dangerous pathogens

A new Chinese lab to study the world’s most dangerous diseases A laboratory designed to research the world’s most…

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