‘Honor of Kings’ player dies after gaming and live-streaming all night

Sixth Tone reports that a 20-year-old Chinese gamer recently died after staying up late for months, live-streaming himself playing video games. The…

Sexually suggestive ads to sell duck necks

“This is ridiculously disgusting. I will boycott Juewei from now on.” “Women are supposed to be objectified and consumed by men. Just look at…

U.S. to register Chinese journalists as foreign agents?

The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, an advisory body to the U.S. Congress, submitted its annual report on November 15….

Will China’s appetite for pork spike inflation in 2018?

China eats and produces about half of the world’s pork, and the number is only expected to grow in coming years….

China’s ‘Little Pink’ are not who you think

Early last year, following the victory of Taiwan’s pro-independence opposition leader in its general elections, a wave of mainland Chinese internet users flooded…

Amazon sells cloud unit to meet Chinese cybersecurity regulations

Reuters reports that Sinnet, Amazon’s China partner, will “buy the U.S. firm’s Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud computing unit in China…

Amway: the surprising growth of a cult-like company in China

Multi-level marketing (MLM, 传销 chuánxiāo) or direct selling is a business model where a company relies on its own customers to sell its…

Historian gripes about access and quality of archives in China

Shen Zhihua 沈志华 is a famous Chinese historian who specializes in the history of the Soviet Union, the Cold War, and…

Will Ctrip child abuse case lead to lower birth rate in China?

Last week, we wrote about child abuse at a Ctrip daycare center in Shanghai. The news continued to garner attention. China…

From Nepal to Indonesia, few signs of progress for Belt and Road

Some Belt and Road projects have been canceled or have stalled recently, raising questions about the future of China’s newly

Old Chinese man dances his way into the internet’s heart

Perhaps you’ve already seen this video, going viral worldwide, which Japanese Twitter user @malatang2015 posted last Friday. But if not, take a minute out of…

When words kill: ‘Big-character posters’ are testament to tenacity and suffering in one of China’s darkest periods

In China in Ten Words, translated into English by Allan H. Barr, author Yu Hua gives a trenchant description of big-character posters (大字报 dàzìbào)…

LiAngelo Ball and UCLA shoplifters stuck in China get an assist from… Trump?

UCLA played Georgia Tech in a college basketball game in Shanghai on Saturday, in a contest that UCLA won 63-60. But overshadowing the…

The Quad gets together again

Will the Trump Administration’s Indo-Pacific dream last? The Trump administration has resuscitated the term Indo-Pacific — a description that sounds less Chinese than…

Actress Zhao Wei banned from stock markets

One of China’s most successful actresses has been banned from trading in the country’s stock markets for “irregularities” connected with a takeover bid….