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Single woman in Beijing requests access to national sperm bank

An unmarried woman in Beijing is calling for Chinese lawmakers to remove restrictions on single women shopping in the…

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WeChat e-commerce platform Youzan treats its employees like garbage

At many Chinese corporate annual parties, bosses force employees to watch their horrendous karaoke and dance performances, while…

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For science, or the ‘motherland’? The dilemma facing China’s brightest minds

Pictured: Tsung-Dao Lee (left) and Chen Ning Yang (right) The fathers of modern Chinese physics survived…

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Friday Song: Carsick Cars — Zhong Nan Hai

Before delving into a brief history of one of the “most admired Chinese bands in the…

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Bilibili appears to have started censoring gay content featuring kissing scenes

Bilibili, China’s leading video-streaming website, never explicitly branded itself as a space for gay content. But since its launch…

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The Unfinished Comedy: How a brave satire in Maoist China destroyed its creator’s career

In the 1957 satirical film The Unfinished Comedy, made during Mao Zedong’s Hundred Flowers Campaign, one…

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Animated Karl Marx brought to you by China’s propaganda machine

The much-anticipated Karl Marx anime is finally here. Yesterday, China’s leading video-streaming site, Bilibili, released the official

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Shanghai: Shared parental leave on the horizon?

The Shanghai Women’s Federation (SWF) is hoping to introduce a shared parental leave policy for both men and women…

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Friday Song: Na Ying, the singing legend, and her unforgettable swan song

“Sadness” (默 Mò), released in 2015 by Na Ying 那英, is not as much a song as it is an atmosphere…

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Baidu threatens to sue a journalist for mentioning its past scandals

Baidu, China’s top search engine, has come under intense fire after threatening a prominent Chinese journalist with legal action…

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Chinese kindergarten teacher, fired for being gay, sues to get job back

A Chinese kindergarten teacher who was dismissed last summer allegedly…

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Hanshan: Investigating the life of Chinese literature’s most mysterious poet

The poet Hanshan 寒山, a name meaning “Cold Mountain,” ranks as one of the most eccentric and mysterious figures…

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And then they came for man earrings

For many Chinese people, man earrings are a mainstream fashion, no longer a novel object or a taboo. Earrings,…

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Flavor is more than skin deep: The many ways in which Chinese eat offal

China and the United States are among the world’s biggest meat consumers, but there’s a big difference in what…

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Friday Song: Panic Worm — Chicken Spit

Wuhan might be more famous for SMZB (that punk band with the bagpipes) or the hangout Wuhan Prison,…

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