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Three Americans get heat for cutting in a COVID-19 testing line in Qingdao; local government apologizes on their behalf

An altercation between three Americans and some locals outside of a COVID-19 testing site in Qingdao, Shandong Province, shows the…

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Sexism and gender stereotyping in Chinese advertising

While Chinese women have undeniably acquired greater decision-making power in both their households and the markets in the past decade,…

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What do Chinese people think of the recent ban on foreigners?

On March 28 the top question on Zhihu was, "What do you think of the recent ban on foreigners into…

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China postpones college entrance examination as COVID-19 outbreak drags on

China’s education authorities announced today that they would push this year’s annual college entrance exam back by one month because…

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The Americans who fled China due to coronavirus, only to flee back

Illustration by Derek Zheng On February 2, the U.S. Department of State issued a Level 4 travel advisory urging Americans living…

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‘Online wailing wall’: How Chinese netizens continue to honor Li Wenliang, COVID-19 whistleblower

Illustration by Alphabetes “It’s been said that in a society like this, the biggest act of rebelling is not forgetting.…

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Qingdao demolishes ultra-luxury villas over environmental violations

Authorities in Qingdao, a coastal city in China’s Shandong Province, have knocked down dozens of beachfront villas that were classified…

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Movie screens in China go dark amid coronavirus. Again.

Are movie theaters in China an unofficial indication of the country’s success at eradicating the COVID-19 outbreak? According to the…

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Pornhub bans Chinese word for ‘rape’ after online campaign on Weibo

Adult entertainment site Pornhub, which is blocked in China, has implemented a ban on the Chinese words for “rape” (强奸…

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Preparing for China’s national college entrance exam under the shadow of COVID-19

Illustration by John Oquist Born around the time of the 2003 SARS epidemic, China’s high school seniors are currently preparing…

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‘I want no smoke with the Chinese’: Cardi B wins fans in China with coronavirus rants

While the COVID-19 pandemic has forced most pop stars to retreat from the public eye, Cardi B, the “Bodak Yellow”…

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Chinese scientists in America face special scrutiny. Why?

Since the National Institutes of Health launched a campaign to root out foreign influence on federally funded research in August…

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Stargazing Before the Apocalypse

Illustration by Julia YH The coronavirus is claiming many casualties: lives and livelihoods, habits and customs. What is the purpose…

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COVID-19 fuels domestic violence in China

As China fought to slow the spread of COVID-19, vast numbers of Chinese people were advised to practice social distancing,…

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Popular Chinese science channel, praised for COVID-19 video, falls victim to nationalists

With COVID-19 at its peak in February, authorities in China found themselves fighting on two fronts: the disease itself, and also…

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