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Afghan Student, Writer Sees China as a Step Toward her Dream

Maneza Mohammad Ali has no clear memories of Afghanistan. Her family, including her parents, three younger brothers and grandparents, left Kabul in 1992, shortly after the start of the country’s civil war. Maneza was 3 years old. They resettled in Islamabad, Pakistan, where Maneza...


Baidu Criticized for Selling Hemophilia Support Group to Top Bidder

2016 has not been kind to Internet giant Baidu. The company kicked off the new year with a public relations disaster when hemophiliacs revealed how Baidu sold their support community to the highest bidder. Baidu’s Tieba is one of China’s largest discussion platforms, with...


Bob Marley Day at Yugong

Bob Marley, one of the most talented reggae musicians, is the one who brought Jamaican music to the world. His distinctive songwriting and vocal style resonated with audiences worldwide. This Saturday, One Drop will perform at Yugong Yishan to mark the artist’s birthday. One...


‘Opiate-Rich’Seed Pods Cast Shadow Over Famous Food Street

Ever wondered why you can’t get enough of Guijie’s amazing hotpot? According to China’s food investigators, it may be because they are addictive. At least if you believe the China Food and Drug Administration’s hype. On January 21, the CFDA announced the results of...


Learn to Make Papaya Carp Soup

Eating fish at the beginning of a new year is a Chinese tradition. Like most holiday traditions, it involves a play on words in the phrase “Niannian you yu,” meaning each year in abundance. Since both fish and abundance share the pronunciation “yu,”eating fish...