A day in life of a Cartier-shopping beggar in China

Alia | September 16th, 2014 - 10:38 pm
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While most beggars beg to survive, some entrepreneurial beggars in China have turned panhandling into a low-cost, high-yield business.

Is China’s army ready to win a modern war?

Alia | September 11th, 2014 - 2:45 am
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Are China’s current military forces ready to fight a war with Japan? The answer is most definitely yes.

Could China’s anti-Japan propaganda hurt Alibaba’s image at home?

Alia | September 9th, 2014 - 2:05 am
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The realization that the biggest shareholder of their “national hero” is a Japanese company left many feel cheated. “Shall we boycott Alibaba?” Many netizens asked.

Hong Kong may find unexpected support from mainland netizens for its fight for democracy

Alia | September 3rd, 2014 - 9:47 pm
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Mainland netizens may not speak with Hong Kong’s interest in their minds, but the quest for more political freedom is universal.

“Bitches, welcome to college!” Back to school in China

Alia | September 3rd, 2014 - 2:48 am
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Today, welcoming slogans targeted at freshmen go extremely personal

Chinese netizens question the necessity of school military training after reports of fight, suicide and death

Alia | August 27th, 2014 - 9:46 pm
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A series of reports of military-trainings-going-wrong has ignited a national debate about whether China still needs compulsory school military training.

Out of the transgender closet: From national moral model to trans woman

Alia | August 25th, 2014 - 5:42 pm
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On August 14, Liu Ting, who’ve received titles like “China Moral Model,” “China Filial Piety Model” and “Pride of Zhejiang,” announced in a press conference that he has decided to become a woman.

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

Alia | August 13th, 2014 - 1:34 am
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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?

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

Alia | August 6th, 2014 - 5:33 pm
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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.

Heavy media takedown of Guo Meimei angers Chinese netizens

Alia | August 4th, 2014 - 1:58 am
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“Are these state media nuts? Why the hell do they give Guo more media attention than those earthquake victims?”