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China’s continued food and drug quality problems

As Chinese products gain prominence and are integrated into the global supply chain, quality assurances for products from the country have come under…

Woman endangers herself to use her phone

Whatever she was doing on her cell phone must have been good, since this woman in China continued to watch her phone even…

China gives ‘sewage surveillance’ a shot as part of its own war on drugs

A recent Scientific American article details China’s use of wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) — the process of chemically analyzing sewage water for specific…

Bringing a dumpling to life: Q&A with Domee Shi, Pixar director of ‘Bao’

Domee Shi is the first female director of a short film by Pixar Animation Studios. Her piece, the recently released Bao, is a whimsical…

Hong Kong moves to crush pro-independence party

It has been little more than two years since the pro-independence Hong Kong National Party was founded. According to reports today,…

Shenyang college accused of unfairly making Chinese students clean for foreigners

A college in Shenyang, Liaoning Province is the latest institution accused of showing favoritism to foreigners,…

China is escalating its war on variety shows, including Saturday Night Live

The Chinese version of Saturday Night Live (周六夜现场 zhōu liù yè xiànchǎng) and 真相吧!花花万物 (zhēnxiàng ba! huāhuā wànwù — roughly, “Tell me the…

Gas station attendant lauded for bravery after extinguishing fire in 12 seconds

A woman named Song Juanjuan 宋娟娟 probably thought she was just doing her job, putting out a fire at the gas station she…

Panda in Germany celebrates 8th birthday with a beet and sweet potato cake

Jiao Qing and Meng Meng, a male and female panda pair, are the only pandas in Germany. They arrived at the Berlin Zoo…

Kuora: On Chinese cheating

This week’s column comes from one of Kaiser’s answers originally posted to Quora on May 9, 2018: Why do…

‘Dying to Survive’ apologizes for ripping off Japanese anime in poster

Dying to Survive (我不是药神 wǒ bùshì yào shén), a movie about cancer patients illegally importing drugs in defiance of Chinese law and a price-gouging…

Raheem Sterling ‘vomits bread’ and Ozil ‘bears the wok’: Funny Chinese soccer expressions and World Cup memes

…Amusing online neologisms from Chinese soccer fans who marvel at French luck, make fun of England, and despair over gambling results.

Online press Q Daily cuts down coverage on public affairs to stay alive

The government’s Internet Information Office in Shanghai has ordered Q Daily 好奇心日报, a Shanghai-based online…

Chinese Corner: Used needles, Leukemia drugs, and dealing with an unexpected sibling

Biowaste threat: Used needles 针头去了哪里By 袁贻辰 | 冰点周刊July 12, 2018 Despite the growing number of diabetes patients in China who use millions of…

Viral Videos in China, July 7–13

What is China watching? This week: A crime caught on camera, a thirst for spice, makeup removal, and a dragon boat race.