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Professor Attacked for Speech at Sex Festival

In the middle of his lecture on “Sex as the Source of Happiness,” sexology professor Peng Xiaohui had the foul surprise of getting a bucket of wastewater dumped over his head by an angry listener. But it’s less the abnormal reaction that is surprising...


Urban Fable Captures the Essence of Modern Love

Idealism and romance are favorite themes of the stage, and Huashiruqi is no exception. The new play is a story of confusion and struggle in the face of love and betrayal. Helen is an office lady who enjoys a stable relationship with her boyfriend....


Ask Beijing Today #35

Ask Beijing Today is our weekly attempt to make life in China less confusing. Whether it’s tracking down the papers to apply for a Chinese green card, dealing with KTV-crazy neighbors or finding the best buy on saffron, we are happy to help. Send...


Ironic Couples Tie the Knot on ‘Double Eleven’

This year’s Singles’ Day saw a six-fold increase in marriage registrations thanks to couples wanting the irony of a marriage license that reads “November 11.” The Dezhou Daily reported that 96 couples applied for their marriage license on November 11 in Dezhou, Shandong province,...


Netspeak 101: Classifying Men

Terms for men – derogatory or otherwise – are some of the most numerous in the Chinese Internet vernacular. This week we introduce a few of those you are most likely to encounter on popular forums and microblogs. Gāo Fù Shuài Gāofùshuài (高富帅) is one...