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China calls end to online fundraising – China’s latest society and culture news

Starting August 1, individuals in China are prohibited from launching online fundraising campaigns to benefit themselves, according to the…

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Anti-GMO activist says he’s receiving death threats – China’s latest society and culture news

Cui Yongyuan 崔永元, a former CCTV anchor and a fervent opponent of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), said

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Here are all the words Chinese state media has banned

Xinhua News Agency was established by the Chinese Communist Party in 1931 in a

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China to allow Filipino household workers, high pay stirs controversy – China’s latest society and culture news

China is planning to allow the employment of Filipino household service workers (HSWs) and provide them with decent salaries,…

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Author of hit ‘faking a life in Beijing’ article apologizes, sorta

As we noted yesterday, the caustic essay “In Beijing, 20 million people are faking a life,”…

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Xinhua responds to viral online essay: ‘No fake lives in Beijing’

On July 23, Chinese blogger and novelist Zhang Wumao 张五毛 published an essay titled “In Beijing, 20…

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Controversy over ‘fresh meat’ in propaganda film – China’s latest society and culture news

The Founding of an Army (建军大业 jiànjūn dàyè), the final installment of a trilogy of historical films after…

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Fight club for Chinese orphans – China’s latest society and culture news

Police in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, are investigating a mixed martial arts (MMA) club that has taken in hundreds of…

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Chelsea FC ‘very sorry’ after player’s insulting Instagram posts – China’s latest society and culture news

Chelsea Football Club, a British soccer team whose matches attract tens, possibly hundreds of millions of viewers in China,…

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Bad behavior: Beijing bans Bieber – China’s latest society and culture news

On July 16, a Chinese fan of Canadian pop star Justin Bieber posted a question to the website of…

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A style guide for Party media: no bosses or green tea bitches – China’s latest society and culture news

Founded in 1931 as Red China News Agency 红色中华通讯社, and named after the 1949 revolution, Xinhua News Agency…

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On-demand policing by app, but only for neighborhood disputes – China’s latest society and culture news

On July 18, the Xuanwu police station in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, unveiled (in Chinese) a service platform called…

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Ode to Joy: A breath of fresh air on Chinese TV that turned toxic

Meet the characters of China’s hit show, Ode to Joy: Andi 安迪 A…

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Outrage over Audi ad comparing women to used cars – China’s latest society and culture news

German automobile manufacturer Audi has come under fire in China for a sexist ad campaign featuring a new…

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Why is Nanjing demolishing its last historic neighborhood?

Nanjing, China —…

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