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‘Empty-nest youths’ living alienated in Chinese cities

A new report (in Chinese) by China National Radio reveals that China now has a massive population of…

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Your own private karaoke

What’s on Weibo reports on a Chinese company called M-Bar 友唱 (yǒu chàng), which provides private self-service karaoke booths…

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A student’s death in Sichuan sparks angry protests

On April 1, a 14-year-old student at a middle school in Luzhou, Sichuan Province, was found dead near the…

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Xi comes to Mar-a-Lago with ‘tweetable deliverables’

Farrago at Mar-a-Lago Xi Jinping has arrived in Florida according to a brief statement (in Chinese) by…

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Court orders Beijing subway to pay 260,000 yuan to paralyzed commuter

A court in Beijing’s Changping District has ordered operators of the city’s subway system to award 260,000 yuan ($37,700)…

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China calls for whole population to speak Mandarin

China’s Ministry of Education and its National Language Committee have issued an announcement (in Chinese) calling for intensive…

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U.S. cities woo Chinese travelers with creature comforts

Chinese tourists “already spend more in the U.S. than other international visitors” and their number continues to grow,

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Real estate speculators rush to site of planned new city

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Cloned pigs at a safari park in China

Two cloned pigs were placed in an enclosure at a safari park in Shenzhen on Monday this week….

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Chinese reactions to Trump’s tweets

Xi stays cool as Trump tweets tough Last night Donald Trump tweeted, “The meeting next week with China will…

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A giant sinkhole and other viral videos from China March 27-31, 2017

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Parents of wrongfully executed man to get $388,998

The Global Times reports that the Hebei Provincial High People’s Court announced on Wednesday that the state will award…

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Too many corpses to bury: China’s new campaign for cremation

On a Friday afternoon in March, a few weeks before China’s annual Tomb-Sweeping Festival (清明节 qīngmíng jié), two workers…

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Is China losing its taste for ivory?

Writing in the Washington Post, Simon Denyer reports that “China will close 67 ivory carving factories…

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Xi plants trees, Trump plans smog

Xi goes green as Trump destroys environmental protections The top story on the websites of Chinese central state media…

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