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Leukemia Patient Attempts Self-Barbecue to Kill Cancer

China is never short of ridiculous stories about sick people seeking recovery through dubious folk remedies. Jian Binhui is the latest case. Jian was diagnosed with leukemia in 2013. He comes from a poor farming family in Yunlong County, Yunnan province. Jian’s prolonged illness...


Surrogacy Finds New Business Through Social Media

The National Health and Family Planning Commission and other departments have banned fertility clinics from using surrogate mothers. A notice issued in April further prohibits websites from publishing any information about surrogacy and orders the removal and blocking of all related information. The ban...


180 Seconds to Capture Beijing

What sets urbanites into motion, and how do they move? How do they treat one another, and when do they clash? How do they manage their time, and how do they share their possessions? How do they envision the future? 180 Second City, a...


Learn to Make Huangmian Kaorou

Continue on the our theme of foods from the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, this week we have a recipe for Huangmian Kaorou (黄面烤肉), a delicious dish of noodles and barbecued lamb. Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 15 mins Serves: 2 Ingredients: 100g lamb 200g...


Top Universities Embrace Rural Students

Chinese universities are adopting policies favorable to students from remote areas in an effort to balance out the increasingly uneven distribution of education centers. The capital’s top universities including Peking University, Tsinghua University, Beijing Normal University and Beihang University released their enrollment plans on...


Appraiser Hopes to Spawn Study of Attractiveness

Jewelry and antique appraisal is old and busted: new Beijing security agents appraise good looks. Wang Yajun, a security agent at Beijing’s Central Academy of Drama, has announced he has finished a book on how to rank people by their appearance. In the book,...


Weekly Tango: Wakeup Call

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