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The actual worth of Chinese language proficiency

There’s an argument currently happening on Chinese social media about the value of learning English. The very…

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The Chinese internet is debating the merits of speaking English

A patriotic troll on the Chinese microblogging platform Weibo has almost single-handedly set off a massive debate about whether…

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Domestic workers in China: Invisible, vulnerable, and indispensable

Despite lacking basic workers’ rights and benefits, domestic workers — ayi — in China’s big cities are nonetheless…

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Guangzhou subway picks fight with Chinese goth, because ‘horrifying’

As a subculture that’s established itself as kind of a permanent outlier, goth is inherently at odds with the…

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Chinese proposal aims to clean up live-streaming in the name of underage internet users

The All-China Youth Federation (ACYF), a government-backed organization affiliated with…

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Report of moldy food in Chengdu school sparks investigation and protests

A private school in Chengdu has become the scene of a massive food fight after parents discovered that food…

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China’s intellectual dark web and its most active fanatic

Liu Zhongjing, with his philosophy called “Auntology,” built a name for himself by espousing aggressively anti-leftist and…

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Is Chinese TV’s ban on bright hair color back?

When a popular television show suddenly stops airing without giving any particular reason, you know something is up. That’s…

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Sexist signs, burning banners, and misogynist trolls: This year’s Girl’s Day was a shameful mess

Last Thursday, a female student at China University of Political Science and Law lit two on-campus banners on fire….

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‘The movement is clearly losing momentum’: Lu Pin on Chinese feminism

Lu Pin 吕频 is a leading feminist activist and thought leader currently based in the U.S. She has been…

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Ride-hailing is dangerous for unaccompanied minors. The Chinese internet debates: Is there a fix?

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing recently conducted a WeChat poll to gauge the public’s thoughts about minors using ride-hailing…

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China’s CDC director: ‘Please don’t lose confidence in Chinese-made vaccines’

Following a string of high-profile vaccine scandals in recent years, Gāo Fú 高福, the director of the Chinese Center…

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Reports of domestic violence drop in Hangzhou

Today marks the third anniversary of China’s implementation of its landmark Anti-Domestic Violence Law. Earlier this week, Hangzhou,…

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Fertility clinic pulls ad featuring victim of domestic abuse after backlash

A reproductive health clinic in Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, is experiencing some online backlash regarding its recent advertisement that features…

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No-dog apartments in Shanxi spark debate on the Chinese internet

A real estate developer in Yuncheng, Shanxi Province, has implemented a strict no-dog policy in some of its buildings,…

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