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Voices from China’s lesbian community

This story originally appeared on 66hands, and is republished here, with minor edits, with permission.     When…

First, the Solomon Islands, next, Kiribati?

After the Solomon Islands 

Introducing: ‘Strangers in China,’ newest member of the Sinica Podcast Network

The Sinica Podcast Network is proud to introduce the latest member of our family, Strangers in China, hosted by Clay Baldo. It features…

LIHKG and Telegram: The software powering protests in Hong Kong

Maciej Cegłowski is the proprietor of Pinboard, a website bookmarking service, and also one of the more perspicacious commenters on contemporary politics. He…

Patriotic ‘flash mob’ gears up for 70th anniversary

In the last two years, both Donald Trump and Chinese state media have adopted the term fake news as a term of abuse for accurate…

The Quantified Country

China is the quantified country. It has long constructed metrics and set targets, tying numbers into both the engineering of policy…

Popular children’s song ‘Mom, Don’t Go to Work’ condemned for reinforcing sexist prejudices

“Mommy, don’t go to work. Cuz even if you go, you won’t make much money.” These are not phrases pulled from a Jordan…

The ‘debt-trap diplomacy’ debate: Are China’s loans predatory?

China has poured mountains of cash into infrastructure projects abroad, leading smaller countries to worry about exploitation. But while there are real issues…

Eight PR firms decline to work with Hong Kong government

Has the Hong Kong government damaged its image beyond repair? Public relations firms — professional image-repairers — seem to think so, at least…

Spaced-out panda is mascot for 2022 Winter Olympics

Bing Dwen Dwen, a panda in a spacesuit, and Shuey Rhon Rhon, a literal red baby lantern, were chosen as the mascots of…

Teen dies mimicking TikTok stunt. Who’s at fault?

Pictured: Professional video blogger “Ms Yeah” You’ve likely seen videos like this on YouTube and TikTok: An on-camera personality tinkers with unusual…

What to do when you get tear gassed in Hong Kong

Photo: Kin Cheung, AP In media industry jargon, “service journalism” refers to useful information provided to make the reader’s daily life better —…

China’s young professionals prefer staying in, to the nightlife industry’s dismay

For a long time, office workers in China were regular contributors to the country’s…

Packages from China will get much more expensive for Americans

In a move that may personally sting hundreds of thousands — perhaps millions — of online entrepreneurs on both sides of the Pacific, 

From lotus seed paste to salmon wasabi: The mooncakes of Mid-Autumn Festival 2019

If there’s one festival that makes Chinese people more homesick than Chinese New Year, it would be Mid-Autumn Festival, celebrated every August 15…