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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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In Beijing, social monitoring and control turns Kafkaesque

Photo by Nina Dillenz “From China’s perspective, without redoubled efforts, it may be just a matter of time before the…

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British man gets special quarantine treatment in Shanghai; locals are appalled

A British man who came back to Shanghai after traveling abroad but refused to go to a government-approved coronavirus quarantine…

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I’m in hotel quarantine in Beijing and my only friend is a robot

I was in Beijing at the beginning of March when I decided to treat myself to a trip, since everything…

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CCP report on death of Dr. Li Wenliang scapegoats Wuhan police, claims him as their own

Lǐ Wénliàng 李文亮, one of the doctors censured by Wuhan police after he posted messages about the then-unknown coronavirus, died on February…

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Chinese students overseas flock home, get slammed online for risking China’s success in containing COVID-19

As coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, a growing number of Chinese students studying abroad have been racing to…

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Self-Quarantine in Beijing: Episode 4, On the Internet

I’ve been illustrating this “Self-Quarantine in Beijing” series for over a month now. Epidemiologists like Amesh Adalja who analyze the novel…

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Chinese internet users give middle finger to ‘four-centimeter wrist challenge’ beauty fad

The latest beauty fad on the Chinese internet — following the A4 waist challenge and the thigh gap challenge — is…

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Bayer fires Australian Chinese employee after she breaks home quarantine in Beijing

An Australian Chinese woman has lost her job at the German pharmaceutical giant Bayer after viral videos showed her confronting…

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The People’s Daily gloats as global coronavirus cases surpass China’s

The coronavirus-induced game of blame shifting between China and the U.S. reached a new low on Monday when the People’s…

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Divorce applications spike after coronavirus quarantines

As the coronavirus wanes in China, large numbers of couples across the country are filing for divorce after spending weeks…

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