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Chinese coconut milk brand banned from airing its controversial commercial

Coconut Palm Company, one of China’s leading beverage companies, which is based in southern China’s Hainan Province, has been ordered to stop airing…

The actual worth of Chinese language proficiency

There’s an argument currently happening on Chinese social media about the value of learning English. The very same conversation can be…

The Chinese internet is debating the merits of speaking English

A patriotic troll on the Chinese microblogging platform Weibo has almost single-handedly set off a massive debate about whether English skills are useless…

Woman asked to remove heavy makeup by subway security in Guangzhou

A female college student was asked to remove her Goth-style heavy makeup by subway security guards before being allowed to board the train…

Chinese Corner: Why Chinese women don’t use tampons

Chinese Corner is Jiayun Feng’s weekly review of interesting nonfiction on the Chinese internet. 卫生棉条诞生90年,为何中国女性很难爱上它? It’s been 90 years since tampons…

A robber in southern China has second thoughts

Just after a robber stole money from Ms. Li in front of an ATM machine in Heyuan, Guangdong Province, on February 16, the…

Kuora: Oh, the places China watchers will go

This week’s column comes from one of Kaiser’s recent answers originally posted to Quora on February 5, 2019. What are the modern career pathways…

China Business Corner: Chinese entrepreneurs speak out during Two Sessions

China Business Corner is a weekly window into Chinese-language coverage of business, technology, and the broader economy, brought to you by co-writers…

Friday Song: ‘Lovebird’ and Lay Zhang’s path to international stardom

American hip-hop and electronic music group Far East Movement and Chinese pop star Lay Zhang 张艺兴 collaborated on “Lovebird,” a single released yesterday…

Highlights of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s press conference

During the two-hour-long press conference in Beijing on Friday, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang answered questions from journalists at home and abroad. He addressed…

Viral video compilation, March 11–15

  Drawing with jam       2. Unique ways to set a table at a restaurant    …

Seeking nominations: SupChina Female Rising Stars

We are hosting our third annual SupChina Women’s Conference in New York on May 20, 2019. It’s a conference about business, technology,…

Domestic workers in China: Invisible, vulnerable, and indispensable

Despite lacking basic workers’ rights and benefits, domestic workers — ayi — in China’s big cities are nonetheless everywhere, and play a…

Sinica Podcast: Three China scholars discuss self-censorship

This week’s Sinica Podcast is now live. This week’s Sinica was recorded at UPenn’s Center for Study on Contemporary China. Jeremy and…

Guangzhou subway picks fight with Chinese goth, because ‘horrifying’

As a subculture that’s established itself as kind of a permanent outlier, goth is inherently at odds with the Chinese mainstream culture of…