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Prominent economist slammed for suggesting Chinese women delay their retirement to increase state pension fund

Huáng Qífān 黄奇帆, former mayor of Chongqing Municipality, has found himself at the center of a firestorm after suggesting a…

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Saudade, Macau: Nostalgia and yearning for a colonial past

The 20th anniversary of Macau’s handover from Portugal to China is today. On this occasion, we say “saudade” — a…

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Nationalism ruined my Chinese friendships

Xinjiang. Hong Kong. Democracy. Racism. How does an American-educated Chinese talk to her mainland Chinese friends about these subjects? Connie…

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Girls-only education charity program under fire for financing boys

A high-profile Chinese charity program, created to empower low-income female students by offering them financial aid, has come under attack…

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China vows tougher action on academics accused of sexual misconduct

China’s top education authority on Monday promised to act against sexual assault and harassment on college campuses, saying that educators…

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Chinese internet does not like official list of 2019 top buzzwords

It’s that time again: time to figure out what popular words or phrases dominated public discourse in China over the…

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The Chinese gangsters using drones to spread African swine fever

Chinese gangsters who are part of “swine stir fry syndicates” are using drones to spread African swine fever, according to…

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Backlash after actor publicly shames co-star Tang Wei for frequent bathroom visits

Chinese actor Léi Jiāyīn 雷佳音, who is best known for his role in the hit TV show The First Half…

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Shanghai professor fired amid allegations of sexual harassment

Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE), one of China’s best business schools, has fired an associate professor after allegations…

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‘Tree Hole’: Where mainland Chinese confess their support for the Hong Kong protests

One person’s attempt to bridge the chasm between Hong Kong protesters and would-be mainland Chinese allies. For the past six…

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Chinese celebrity chef roasts Michelin’s Beijing guide

Michelin, the French dining guide, has come under attack in China after launching its first Beijing edition on November 28, featuring…

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Fans enraged by celebrity Godfrey Gao’s death on reality TV show

Supermodel and actor Godfrey Gao (高以翔 Gāo Yǐxiáng), who grew up in Canada and spent his career mostly in Taiwan…

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Talking to my mother about Hong Kong

I wonder how much my mother has been projecting our tortured relationship onto the events in Hong Kong over the…

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Backlash against anti-LGBT rhetoric from Beijing district center for disease control

This Sunday, December 1, is World AIDS Day — designated in 1988 by the World Health Organization as an international…

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Traditional Chinese medicine schools removed from global medical school directory

Eight Chinese medical schools that specialize in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) have been removed from the World Directory of Medical…

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