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Friday Song: Forward, forward! Sing into the night

I was scootering past Guangqumen Bridge just southeast of Beijing Railway Station tonight when I encountered the scene above,…

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Seven students dead, 12 injured in stabbing attack in Shaanxi Province

Seven middle school students were reportedly stabbed to death and 12…

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‘Make Americans call us daddy’: Nationalist Chinese rap provokes Penn State CSSA response

At this year’s Lantern Festival Gala in February organized by Penn State University’s Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA), a…

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Yue Xin back at school, surveillance cameras up on Peking University campus

The scandal at Peking University (PKU), in which the prestigious school attempted to silence student Yue Xin 岳昕, who…

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#MeToo at Shanghai Jiaotong University: Deputy dean steps down

Xie Yungeng 谢耘耕, deputy dean of the School of Media and…

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Controversial rapper PG One makes a low-key comeback. Weibo doesn’t buy it

When Wang Hao 王昊, a.k.a. PG One, one of China’s best-known rappers and probably its most controversial, mysteriously deleted…

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Peking University vs. Yue Xin: The fight continues as Chinese censors go into overdrive

Preparing to celebrate two round-year anniversaries — 120 years since its founding and 40 years since the return of…

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Rampant sexist job ads in China ‘do not reflect our values,’ say apologetic tech companies

On April 23, Human Rights Watch released a bombshell report exposing widespread sexism in job ads from…

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‘Are you coming to the orgy?’ Check out the hoodie Michael Chen wore on the Chinese reality show ‘Keep Running’

Here’s a bit of fun from usually staid Chinese television: Keep Running (奔跑吧 bēnpǎoba), adapted from South Korea, is a…

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Peking University student to school: Stop trying to gag me on rape case!

Peking University (PKU) authorities are reportedly trying to silence Yue Xin 岳昕, a student who is demanding full disclosure…

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Friday Song: ‘The Empty Chair,’ performed by Ah-Q Jazz Arkestra

Gonna let this Beijing jazz band play us out. Here’s Ah-Q Jazz Arkestra, featuring Matt Roberts on trombone,…

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Is there no room for freaks in the Chinese Dream?

Image created using a photo by Elvin Ruiz   All of China’s genuine…

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Boarding school owner in Jiangsu suspected of raping 11-year-old girls

A man in Yanchen city, Jiangsu Province, surnamed Zhang, was…

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Searching for jazz in Shanghai

Photo by Zheng Kaimin   “I just follow music and do what I want.”  

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Edible birds’ nests: Nutritional delicacy or overpriced hoax?

Recent Chinese media reports have debunked the claimed health benefits of various…

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