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On the border of China and Myanmar, commerce and consternation

The Chinese border town of Ruili is home to tens of thousands of Burmese, including a sizable…

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China finally acknowledges its TV shows are too dang long

Watching a Chinese TV show requires serious commitment. From mega-hit historical drama Empresses in the Palace, also known as…

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China to curb facial recognition technology in schools

After letting facial recognition devices saturate Chinese schools for years…

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China’s cigarette smoking epidemic

Nearly one in three smokers in the world is Chinese. In 2018, there were nearly 800,000 new cases of…

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Shanghai single mother fights for maternity benefits

After a prolonged legal battle to claim maternity benefits for her only child, Zhāng Méng 张萌 — a Chinese…

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How companies profit from forced labor in Xinjiang

Factories of Turkic Muslim internment, part of China’s reeducation camp system, are subsidized and directed by the…

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Clothing retailer Zara apologizes again, denies supporting strikes in Hong Kong

Fast fashion giant Zara, which apologized last year for listing Taiwan as an independent country on its website, has…

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China’s Happiness Paradox

By all accounts, China’s people should be happy: The country has been on the ascent for more…

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College professor suspended for diminishing China’s ‘four great inventions’

A university professor in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, has been stripped of teaching duties for two years after students filed…

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First Costco in China creates frenzy in Shanghai — overcrowded store shuts down on day one for safety concerns

The U.S.-China trade war might be worsening at an alarming rate, but that has not deterred Chinese customers from…

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Peking University slammed for giving scholarship to non-Chinese-speaking Filipino

Once again, an established Chinese university is in hot water…

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College Daily fires back at the New Yorker, accusing it of bias and fabrication

On Monday, the New Yorker published an unflattering profile of College Daily, a digital Chinese-language publication that…

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College Daily: Misleading Chinese students in the U.S. since 2014

College Daily (北美留学生日报 běiměi liúxuéshēng rìbào) is a Chinese-language website…

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A Kuaishou vlogger tried to get an old Russian man to drink himself to death

A Chinese video blogger based in Russia, who has more than 750,000 followers on the short-video platform Kuaishou, is…

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Hong Kong artist Jackson Wang pulls out of 88Rising festival after expressing support for Beijing

As demonstrations in Hong Kong intensify, the entertainment world is increasingly feeling the heat. Today, news came that Jackson…

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