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China vows to take a hardline on child sexual abuse

On July 24, the Supreme People’s Court of China released information about its handling of four “typical” cases that…

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‘Grapes of God,’ smitten: The transformation of a small Catholic village in Yunnan

Cizhong was a thriving, wine-producing village until a new dam downriver changed everything. “Our land is…

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China calls for ‘broadly same’ but not ‘completely equal’ rules for foreign and local students

In the wake of some recent news and debates in regards…

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Shanghai gets serious about garbage sorting and recycling

In the 1980s, China began importing scrap metal, plastic from recycling programs, and just about every other kind of…

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China Film Administration: We want more good (read: patriotic) content

As Chinese audiences were grappling with an unusually bleak summer…

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Was Shandong University arranging girlfriends for male foreign students?

On Chinese college campuses, one tradition that has been taken for…

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‘The government is powerful, but it can’t shut us down’: Lü Pin on China’s #MeToo movement

Lü Pin 吕频 is a leading feminist activist currently based in the U.S. She has been working on women’s…

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Chinese and out in America — and only in America

“Here in America, walking down a street full of strangers, I can hold hands with my boyfriend…

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Real estate tycoon Wang Zhenhua accused of raping underage girl

Chinese billionaire Wáng Zhènhuá 王振华, the chairman of real estate enterprise Future Land, has been detained by Shanghai police…

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Requiem for the ‘Living Dead’: Ten years after 7-5

July 5, 2009, is a date that forever changed the course of Xinjiang history. The lives of…

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The coming crackdown on ‘cannabis culture’ in China?

While growing numbers of American states and Canada have legalized or decriminalized marijuana, China has not budged on…

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From ‘Manhattan’ to ‘Manha Tun’: China’s war on ‘irregular’ place names has a history

Take a walk around any city in China, and you may…

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The Highest Exam

The gaokao is the most formidable test in the world. Literally…

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Hainan orders local businesses to change their names into something less foreign

The civil affairs office in Hainan has launched (in Chinese) a cleanup campaign to purge local business names deemed…

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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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