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China’s firefighting agency slams a random internet user for criticizing its job

The national firefighting department under China’s Ministry of Emergency Management has gone off on a Weibo user with only…

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In Beijing, two parks where the old and single look to mingle

In China, more than 43 million seniors are widowed, divorced, or unmarried. In Beijing, you’ll…

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Whispers of ‘Umbrella Movement II’ as protesters gather in Central, Hong Kong

Photo by Anthony Tao Demonstrators were back on the streets in Hong Kong on Tuesday night, with protests…

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Sina Finance publishes remarkably sexist, ageist commentary, angers everyone

An article about Taiwanese supermodel Lín Zhìlíng 林志玲 and her recent marriage to Japanese pop star Akira, which was…

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Hong Kong ‘not ready to give up’: Historic protest against extradition bill

Hong Kong people took to the streets on Sunday in mass protests to demonstrate against a proposed extradition…

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Blind man in Changsha denied marriage license for failure to write perfect signature

A video of a visually impaired man being denied a marriage license due to his inability to sign registration…

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NetEase Kaola may have a counterfeit problem, and a Chinese journalist wants to hold it accountable

China has a long-standing problem of counterfeit goods, which have plagued all sorts of ecommerce platforms. One of the…

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A memorial to Uyghur civil rights and the legacy of Tiananmen

Pictured: The Uyghur student activist Örkesh, better known in English-language media as Wu’er Kaixi, raises his arms…

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Tiananmen Square 30 years on: 30 essential stories about June 4, 1989

Photo by Jeff Widener, June 5, 1989 On the night of…

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Porn, AI, and slut-shaming: A Chinese programmer’s war on ‘promiscuous’ women

On May 27, Weibo user @将记忆深埋, a Germany-based Chinese entrepreneur, announced the completion of an AI-powered…

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Baidu (still) can’t take criticism from average internet users

It’s 2019, and Baidu, China’s dominant search engine, continues to build…

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Bilibili and AcFun block real-time commenting feature until June 6

Bilibili and AcFun, two video streaming websites that are particularly popular among Chinese young people, have shut down their…

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Xiaomi’s vice president fired after sexual assault allegations

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has fired its vice president, Wāng Língmíng 汪凌鸣, who was accused of sexual misconduct in…

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Stressed by high rent in Beijing? Win a Nobel prize, move to Tongzhou

Tongzhou District in Beijing, the capital’s sub-center that lies in…

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Q&A: Roseann Lake on China’s single women shaping the country’s economic future

Roseann Lake covers Cuba for The Economist and was previously based in China as a journalist for five years….

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