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All the early COVID-19 stories censored off Chinese internet

Illustration by Derek Zheng The first few weeks after the novel coronavirus appeared in Wuhan saw China’s beleaguered domestic media…

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Chinese cartoon depicts rule-breaking foreigners as trash to be sorted

Driven by a string of news stories that put foreigners in a negative light for their irresponsible behavior during the…

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Chinese commentary: COVID-19 may ravage America, but it won’t dent American self-confidence

Chairman Rabbit (兔主席 tù zhǔxí) is the popular WeChat account and pseudonym of Rèn Yì 任意, the grandson of noted…

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Chinese customers divided over Luckin Coffee fraud scandal

Despite the overwhelmingly negative perception of Luckin Coffee among U.S. investors and policymakers, the company's fraud scandal didn’t seem to…

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Self-Quarantine in Beijing: Ep. 6, Some protection is better than none

I’ve been illustrating this “Self-Quarantine in Beijing” series for a while now.  During this time, nothing has made me laugh…

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Three Americans get heat for cutting in a COVID-19 testing line in Qingdao; local government apologizes on their behalf

An altercation between three Americans and some locals outside of a COVID-19 testing site in Qingdao, Shandong Province, shows the…

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Sexism and gender stereotyping in Chinese advertising

While Chinese women have undeniably acquired greater decision-making power in both their households and the markets in the past decade,…

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What do Chinese people think of the recent ban on foreigners?

On March 28 the top question on Zhihu was, "What do you think of the recent ban on foreigners into…

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China postpones college entrance examination as COVID-19 outbreak drags on

China’s education authorities announced today that they would push this year’s annual college entrance exam back by one month because…

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The Americans who fled China due to coronavirus, only to flee back

Illustration by Derek Zheng On February 2, the U.S. Department of State issued a Level 4 travel advisory urging Americans living…

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‘Online wailing wall’: How Chinese netizens continue to honor Li Wenliang, COVID-19 whistleblower

Illustration by Alphabetes “It’s been said that in a society like this, the biggest act of rebelling is not forgetting.…

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Qingdao demolishes ultra-luxury villas over environmental violations

Authorities in Qingdao, a coastal city in China’s Shandong Province, have knocked down dozens of beachfront villas that were classified…

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Movie screens in China go dark amid coronavirus. Again.

Are movie theaters in China an unofficial indication of the country’s success at eradicating the COVID-19 outbreak? According to the…

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Comic series: The quarantined dogs of Wuhan

I’ve been illustrating this “Self-Quarantine in Beijing” series for over a month now. This week’s episode is a bit different:…

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Pornhub bans Chinese word for ‘rape’ after online campaign on Weibo

Adult entertainment site Pornhub, which is blocked in China, has implemented a ban on the Chinese words for “rape” (强奸…

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