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Nanjing is using location-tracking smartwatches to spy on street cleaners

An extremely disturbing video, making rounds on the Chinese internet, shows street cleaners in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, being forced…

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The first ‘pure’ traditional Chinese medicine hospital opens in Shenzhen

A specialized traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) hospital, which is calling itself China’s first “pure” TCM medical facility, has opened…

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Director Wang Xiaoshuai under fire for employing sexist language to promote his new movie

Chinese director Wáng Xiǎoshuài 王小帅 is taking heat on social media for some remarks he made on WeChat, which…

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Jinan has become the capital of Chinese internet censorship

The city of Jinan in Shandong Province was somewhat late to capitalize on the astronomical growth in the digital…

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Nana Ou-Yang doubles down on pro-mainland China comments: ‘I love my country’

Nana Ou-Yang 欧阳娜娜, the teen Taiwanese artist who was nearly cancelled by Chinese internet users last week due to…

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Chinese or Taiwanese? Nana Ou-Yang is at the center of a political firestorm

Nana Ou-Yang 欧阳娜娜, the 18-year-old Taiwanese celebrity who has around 14 million followers on Weibo and over…

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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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