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#BoycottMulan is trending again as the lead actress’ police brutality comments resurface

‘Mulan’ star Liu Yifei voiced controversial views on police brutality.

On Sep 4, 2020 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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The misfits who made roller derby a thing in Beijing

How do you promote a sport to people who’ve never heard of it—without using Facebook?

On Mar 9, 2016 by Catherine Scott

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Sticking pens under your boobs is the hot new trend in China

We blame Ann Landers.

On Jan 27, 2016 by David Britton

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In the wake of the Oregon shooting, a look at 2 forms of media censorship

There were two mass killings this week. You probably only heard of one of them.

On Oct 3, 2015 by Patrick Howell O’Neill

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China is censoring online news of stock market plunge

Of course, it’s not working as planned.

On Aug 24, 2015 by Patrick Howell O’Neill

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Everyone’s obsessed with this hot guy selling bean curd

We’d like to get our hands on his beans. And yes, that is a euphemism.

On Jun 24, 2015 by Gabe Bergado

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Women are putting coins on their collarbones to show off how thin they are

You might be sickly and frail, but hey—at least you no long need a change purse.

On Jun 18, 2015 by Marisa Kabas

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Hairy armpits for women are making a serious comeback

Thanks to a Chinese social media campaign and Miley Cyrus, women all over the world are letting their pit hair fly free.

On Jun 11, 2015 by Mary Emily O’Hara

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China threatens to censor its largest social media network

Yo dawg I heard you like censorship. So we put censorship in your censorship.

On Apr 13, 2015 by Kevin Collier

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China moves to ban anonymous usernames

New law prohibiting fake usernames could be hard to enforce, experts say.

On Feb 5, 2015 by Tim Sampson

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Chinese censors target murder, ghosts, and extramarital sex

What is TV even for if not watching murder and adultery?

On Nov 14, 2014 by Miles Klee

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Why China wants to pay you to spread propaganda on the Internet

On Weibo, those pro-government communiques might be from paid shills. 

On Oct 24, 2014 by Chris Tognotti

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A city in China has a walking lane just for phone addicts

“Walk in this lane at your own risk.”

On Sep 15, 2014 by Eric Geller

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True love waits for 1,001 hot dogs

We didn’t expect this to work, quite frankly.

On Aug 22, 2014 by Miles Klee

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In China, women are showing off their armpit hair on social media

Be the pit you wish to see in the world. 

On Aug 4, 2014 by Audra Schroeder

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