Alibaba V Chinese government: Dawn of anti-counterfeiting

The Chinese consumers are backing Taobao in its war with the government.

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13-year-old Chinese girl forced mom to abort second child

In many cultures, in rare cases would a child strongly oppose the idea of having siblings. But the issue is a very real one in China – resistant to a second child among families’ first child.

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China’s Christmas village produces 60% of the world’s Christmas ornaments

It’s red everywhere: red paint dripping on the floor, red color splashed on the wall, red dust in the air. This is China’s “Christmas village” in the southern town of Yiwu, Zhejiang province, thousands of miles away from the North Pole.

China’s Christmas village produces 60% of the world’s Christmas ornaments China’s Christmas village produces 60% of the world’s Christmas ornaments

Chinese netizens reinvented red propaganda posters

The current meme of reinventing red propaganda posters is part of this sub-culture of retro arts.

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China’s rising army of voluntary “5 mao”

“We proactively do what professional 5 maos do, but out of our own will.”

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In China, small potatoes corrupt big

"Nothing is impossible in China when it comes to corruption."

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Will new TV series on Deng Xiaoping crack light into some of the black holes in contemporary Chinese history?

August 13th, 2014

Mini-series Deng Xiaoping at History’s Crossroad made it first debut last Friday. Could it be a sign that China’s Communist Party is ready to lift the veil over some of the country’s darkest moments in contemporary history?

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China’s propaganda war over a bowl of muddy water noodles

August 6th, 2014

China’s soldiers may still cook with unfiltered water in the field in 2014, but the Chinese people surely won’t accept “unfiltered” in-your-face propaganda any more.

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Heavy media takedown of Guo Meimei angers Chinese netizens

August 4th, 2014

“Are these state media nuts? Why the hell do they give Guo more media attention than those earthquake victims?”

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The fall of China’s ex-security chief from “You know who” to “Comrade no more”

July 30th, 2014

For a very long time, Zhou was practically China’s Lord Voldemort, the “You know who.” But the taboo to utter his name was broken yesterday.

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The story of two movies: Tiny times on the continent

July 30th, 2014

The coming-of-age stories of the post-80s generation is a story of modern China. Han and Guo, as the faces of this generation, are two telling examples of this generation is likely to shape their country in years to come.

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What food safety? When in China, Do as the Chinese do

July 21st, 2014

“If KFC, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Subway, Burger King and Starbucks all have food safety issues in China, and only in China, then there must be something wrong with China.”

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Wall propaganda 2.0: The new face of Chinese villages

July 16th, 2014

Slogans exhorting the one-child policy have stuck on the walls of Chinese villages for decades before gradually fading away. In its place, China’s tech companies have painted a new future for rural China,

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The “wisdom” of China’s corrupt

July 13th, 2014

In China, hypocrisy always goes hand in hand with corruption.

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The World Cup is hurting relationships in China

July 8th, 2014

“We are house-wives. We don’t want to be angry and dissatisfied World Cup-wives.”

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Why China’s anti-graft war may eventually fail

July 2nd, 2014

Many people believe that the current sweeping anti-graft campaign will eventually hit a dead end: “Without reforming the political system, all anti-graft campaigns are but a redistribution of power.”