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5 minutes | 2 days ago
Hot Tibetan herdsman and Xinjiang horseback riding beauty are leading a regional tourism push
The success of Zhaxi Dingzhen, currently China's most handsome man, has led other regional governments to scramble and find local influencers to help boost their tourism. He Jiaolong, a 41-year-old government worker in Xinjiang is leading the pack.
6 minutes | 3 days ago
‘As if you don’t exist’: facing anti-blackness in Hong Kong and China
A new podcast in Hong Kong has spotlighted anti-Black racism in Hong Kong, a problem that is equally prevalent on the mainland.
4 minutes | 4 days ago
Chinese internet rages against ‘actress’ who criticized Covid-19 health leader
An obscure actress sparked debate after criticizing the role of Zhong Nanshan, China’s equivalent to Anthony Fauci. One problem is that the “actress” might not even exist.
5 minutes | 7 days ago
Death of ‘soccer god’ sparks nostalgia among Chinese fans
For Chinese millennials, the death of Diego Maradona allowed them to remember watching soccer games with their fathers, and mourn the loss of their youth.
4 minutes | 9 days ago
Next time you fly, don't forget your Covid passport
Traveling is going to look a lot different for a long time because of the coronavirus pandemic. One step to returning to near normalcy may be a "Covid passport" that certifies immunity.
5 minutes | 10 days ago
A mystery man in a helmet beats facial recognition in China
A man visited a real estate exhibition wearing a motorcycle helmet to avoid detection from facial recognition cameras. The video has gone viral as many people in China ask if the cameras are being used too much.
7 minutes | 11 days ago
The ‘markets’ where Chinese parents peddle love for their adult children
A relatively recent tradition, China’s “marriage markets” are dominated by anxious parents advertising for potential partners for their adult children – often without their consent.
5 minutes | 14 days ago
Two vaccines look promising, here is what you need to know
Moderna announced this week that they have a vaccine that was 95% effective in trials. A joint project between Pfizer and BioNTech released similar statistics. So what does it all mean?
4 minutes | 15 days ago
Running and video games may be the key to winning quarantine
A new study says that activities that require full mental immersion go a long way to improving mental health during long quarantine periods.
3 minutes | 16 days ago
China's working moms still being held back
Many new mothers say they are being forced to stay at home to look after their children, while others believe they are being held back in the workplace after giving birth.
3 minutes | 17 days ago
Walking your dog could get your dog killed in Yunnan
A Chinese county tried to institute a controversial policy that would have required authorities to capture and kill dogs if their owner walked them in public three times. The backlash was fierce.
9 minutes | 18 days ago
Stinky tofu and mapo tofu are wonderful. Why haven't they caught on in America?
Tofu has for hundreds of years been an essential part of East Asian cuisines, but Americans only started to appreciate the versatile and nutritious ingredient in recent decades.
3 minutes | 23 days ago
Hong Kong lawmakers disqualified after a Beijing resolution
Four opposition lawmakers in Hong Kong were disqualified after a new resolution from Beijing allowed the city’s government to bypass the courts.
4 minutes | 23 days ago
Parents in China feel like tutors. They are fed up
A province in China issued a directive that threatened teachers with consequences if they continued to use parents as pseudo-after school tutoring programs.
6 minutes | 24 days ago
He kissed a man, lost his job. Now he is suing China’s biggest airline for unjust firing
A former flight attendant of China Southern Airlines lost his job after a video of him kissing another male colleague went viral. He is now suing his former employer, the biggest air carrier of China and in Asia, for unjust firing.
5 minutes | 25 days ago
Brutal child abuse case shows limits of tolerance in China
A boy in southern China might lose his hands after his father burned him with cigarettes and lighter over the years. But the growing number of cases in China may be more about a refusal to tolerate corporate punishment.
3 minutes | a month ago
Blackpink finds themselves in panda diplomacy storm
The K-pop group Blackpink released a video that included one member holding a baby panda while wearing makeup and touching the mouth of an adult. People in China were not happy.
3 minutes | a month ago
Chinese elderly are collecting coins thrown from funeral hearses
A new green initiative means people in China are tossing coins out of hearses for good luck. An enterprising group is taking advantage to make a few bucks.
7 minutes | a month ago
How everyday Chinese people saw the US election
The 2020 presidential election in the US has yet to result in a winner. In China, many people spent their days following the election. The residents of the authoritarian state found the democratic process "exciting" and "entertaining."
5 minutes | a month ago
Halloween proves scary for fans of traditional Chinese festivals
A man scolded an after-school school worker for celebrating Halloween, a Western holiday. It sparked a debate about whether or not they should be celebrated in China.
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