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The women leading the world’s COVID-19 responses

While women remain vastly underrepresented in politics and account for a mere 7% of world leaders, the past week has…

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COVID-19 countermeasures in some countries may harm the environment and human health

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College student expelled for cat torture videos

A university student in Shandong Province has been expelled from school after videos of him mercilessly torturing and murdering cats…

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Hundreds of hotels in Wuhan call for financial aid after providing free rooms for medical workers

Hundreds of hotels in Wuhan have teamed up on an open letter calling on the local government to issue financial…

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Guangzhou imposes mandatory coronavirus testing on 4,553 African nationals

According to state news agency Xinhua, since April 4, a total of 4,553 citizens of African countries in Guangzhou have…

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Hotpot chain Haidilao apologizes for coronavirus-related price hikes

Haidilao, a popular Chinese hotpot chain known for its exceptional customer service, has drawn a great deal of attention and…

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‘The virus is terrifying, and so is being jobless’: COVID-19 has devastated Beijing’s migrant workers

Many people from Beijing’s working class have yet to return to the city since the Spring Festival. With COVID-19 restrictions…

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As normal as Beijing is going to get, for a while

I’ve been going to Chaoyang Park — Beijing’s version of Central Park, only about 15% smaller — every weekend since…

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Chinese nationalists and Thai meme-creators face off on Twitter

When Thai actor Vachirawit Chivaaree retweeted a photo of Hong Kong last week, he didn’t intend to set off a…

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ZTE executive accused of years-long sexual abuse by foster daughter

ZTE executive Bào Yùmíng 鲍毓明 has been accused by his foster daughter of long-term sexual abuse. A heart-wrenching story of…

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Self-Quarantine in Beijing: Ep. 7, The Aftermath

This Self-Quarantine in Beijing series that I’ve been making for the past two months started before the rest of the world…

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My family survived the lockdown in Wuhan. Now it’s my turn, in New York

Illustration by Julia YH For a long time, I thought I was the only lucky one in my family to…

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Torture and wrongful convictions: Some good news amid the gloom

A Henan man wrongfully convicted of murder after a forced confession regained his freedom on Monday, April 1, 2020, after…

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Baijiu: Everything you need to know about China’s national liquor

Baijiu has been called many things: China’s national drink, a social lubricant, white lightning. Like a thunderstorm, it announces its…

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Africans in Guangzhou face special scrutiny amid coronavirus-fueled xenophobia

So far in Guangzhou’s Yuexiu District, there have been just 16 confirmed cases of foreigners from African countries with COVID-19.…

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