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Hit movie prompts government response to drug-pricing problems

Dying to Survive (我不是药神 wǒ bùshì yào shén), the

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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…

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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…

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Shenyang college accused of unfairly making Chinese students clean for foreigners

A college in Shenyang, Liaoning Province is the latest institution accused of…

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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 —…

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‘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…

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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…

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

Full movie on Tencent Video /

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Pakistani student stabbed to death by Chinese motorist in Nanjing

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

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11 sisters help Shanxi man get married. Chinese internet says, ‘Wait, what?’

A 22-year-old man in Shanxi Province recently got…

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Liaoning Province to retirees: Start your own business

China has an aging problem: By 2030, about a quarter of its population will be over 65 years old…

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Are ‘fresh young meat’ a threat to national masculinity?

In the Chinese entertainment industry, there is a cohort of men,…

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Cutting down on reality talent shows and other poison for teenagers

The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT), China’s top media regulator, is deeply concerned about…

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Cross-dressing men in downtown Suzhou confronted by police

On July 3, three men dressed in women’s clothes were…

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Sexual assault at Sun Yat-sen University: Professor faces accusations from multiple women [UPDATE]

Zhang Peng 张鹏, an ecology professor at Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU)…

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