Love in Rural China: A matter of trying

You’ve likely never heard of Sanpi, or met anyone from there. But that shouldn’t stop you from recognizing their stories.   Sun Jieying 孙杰营 and Lei Zhengya 雷正亚 were born and raised in Sanpi 伞陂,...

The People’s Republic of Desire, reviewed

A dark and provocative glimpse at China’s celebrity streaming culture   Originally founded as a gaming chat site in 2005, YY.com has become one of the biggest streaming sites in China, with more than...

Some fun things to do in the snow!

Most cities in China don’t get much snow during the winter. But that doesn’t stop people from thinking about how to have fun with it. And once the snow arrives, they put their creativity...

Love in Rural China: Like Father, Like Son

A father and son struggle with the frustration of knowing where they’re supposed to be but not knowing how to get there.   Editor’s Note: In 2018, our correspondent spent nine months living in...

Steal this poster, fight sexual harassment

A poster featuring Li Tingting of China’s Feminist Five.   Starting in October 2018, employers in New York State are now required by law to adopt a sexual harassment policy that meets certain minimum standards....

Losing friends and influencing people

The year 2019 might become when China completely and utterly loses its soft-power mojo. The latest example: Even the Canadians are feeling uneasy. Jonathan Manthorpe, a foreign affairs columnist and author of Claws of...

Huawei and Pacific Reset update

The top three stories today from the U.S.-China trade war, or tech cold war, or what we are calling the Pacific Reset: “The Trump administration is poised to issue an executive order this week...

Swedish ambassador to China under investigation after bizarre incident recounted by Angela Gui

Swedish citizen and seller of books that Chinese leader Xi Jinping doesn’t like, Guì Mǐnhǎi 桂敏海, was detained by authorities in China a little over a year ago. He was never charged with a...

China’s popular coconut milk brand under fire for sexually charged ads

Coconut Palm 椰树牌, a leading coconut milk brand in China, is under investigation for several sexual-innuendo-laden ad campaigns to promote its products. Based in Hainan, China’s southernmost province, the manufacturer has a tradition of...

How to make Valentine’s Day roses

While Chinese New Year just ended, another big day is coming — Valentine’s Day is tomorrow! If you have a date, why not impress her or him with some handmade roses? Paper flowers can...
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