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Why Chinese youth are obsessing over a traveling frog in the mobile game Tabi Kaeru

The No. 1 most downloaded free game from Apple’s App Store in China is a Japanese-produced simulation, in Japanese…

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Public incensed by story of 11-year-old impregnated by rapist in rural China

An 11-year-old girl in…

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Sick pandas on Chengdu research base provoke outrage

The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is in hot…

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‘Spider-Man,’ ‘surgery,’ ‘injection’ among blocked search terms as China cracks down on Elsagate

Several months ago, the American public was made aware of a category of video on YouTube featuring disturbing, creepy…

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Suing the homophobia out of China’s textbooks

Although China officially removed homosexuality from its list of psychiatric disorders in 2001, homophobia remains a big problem throughout…

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Chinese university instructors sign anti-sexual harassment manifesto (full translation)

More than 50 instructors from over 30 Chinese colleges have signed an anti-sexual harassment manifesto drafted by Xu Kaibin…

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Creative and humorous ways to pose with statues in China

Posing with statues is kind of a thing (just Google it), and Chinese kids are officially getting in on…

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Friday Song: Cannot Not Love

We’re going with a love song this week, in which Taiwanese American Wilbur Pan 潘瑋柏 (Pān Wěibǎi) and Zhang Xianzi 张弦子…

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After extravagant spending spree, 18-year-old abroad cuts ties with family in China

After essentially stealing 3 million yuan ($470,000) of her family’s money, a young Chinese woman in Canada has apparently…

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Report: China to ban tattoos and ‘hip-hop culture’ from TV shows

Rapper GAI on I Want to Go to the Spring Gala

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MUJI brings its first ‘anti-gorgeous’ hotel to Shenzhen

Few brands are as consistent with its philosophy as MUJI, the Japanese lifestyle retailer that sells a line of…

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China’s ‘Frost Boy’ and his rural village are beneficiaries of public outpouring

Remember Frost Boy? The 8-year-old whose hair…

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Caught in a crossfire: Chinese students abroad and the battle for their hearts

When 22-year-old Chinese student Langou Lian looks back at her decision to study in the United States, there’s one…

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Love and Producer, the Chinese mobile game that has millions of women hooked

Love and Producer 恋与制作人,…

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China’s first man-on-man rape conviction

CORRECTION: As we have noted here, the legal term “rape”…

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