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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.

Film Friday: ‘American Dreams in China’ perfectly captures the Chinese dream

Full movie on Tencent Video / Full movie on…

Trade war, day seven: China’s strategy comes into focus

There is not much hard news amid the fallout from the latest $200 billion in tariffs, but there are several media…

Sinica Podcast: China’s hydro dam ambitions and their consequences

This week’s Sinica Podcast is now live: Listen to it now! Hydropower dams are a source of debate in the environmental and international…

Opportunities for China in the trade war crisis

“May you live in interesting times” is, of course, not actually an ancient Chinese curse, nor is the Chinese word for…

‘Where does this lunatic nonsense in the White House come from?’

The Chinese Communist Party’s stodgy house journal is the People’s Daily. For most of the time that I have been browsing it —…

Pakistani student stabbed to death by Chinese motorist in Nanjing

A 26-year-old Pakistani student at Nanjing Normal University, identified by