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Beijing Bulges Beyond the Edge of Capacity

Overpopulation is worsening in the Chinese capital as migrants from all over the country move in with dreams of success. A report released by Beijing Statistical Information found that 43 percent of these new arrivals live between the city’s Third and Sixth Ring Roads....


HIV Test Kits Arrive on Beijing Campuses

HIV test kits are being made available in the men’s and women’s washrooms on the first floor of the school clinic at Communication University of China. The free tests kits were organized by Tian Weiyi, former secretary of the Party Committee, and the Chaoyang...


Carmakers Punished for Defrauding New Energy Subsidy

The government is offering a subsidy to auto buyers who choose new energy vehicles. However, an investigation has revealed a number of companies abused the subsidy to commit fraud. Suzhou Golden Dragon company was punished for granting 519 million yuan in fake subsidies. The...


WeChat Found Selling Pirated Movies

Students have found a new way to catch the latest films without spending time or money to go to the movie theater: buying pirated films on WeChat. Guo Yang searched for Time Raiders, a new film aired in 2015. He found a trailer for...


Favours Comes to Modernsky Lab

Favours, the psychedelic electronic indie band formerly known as Black Cat, are kicking off their Now or Never national tour and their first stop will be Beijing’s Modernsky Lab on December 4. Known as Black Cat for the last four years, the band decided...


Education Policy Shifts China’s Study Burden to Parents

A mother in Shenzhen was surprised to learn her son could no longer remember any of the characters he learned during the recent school year when he returned to class after the National Day break. She and her husband were quick to blame a...


Tongzhou Unearths Han Dynasty Relics

Excavations in Lucheng County, Tongzhou District have revealed more than 1,000 tombs dated between the Warring States Period and Qing Dynasty. One of the digs revealed a site from the Han Dynasty, which appears to be the county’s only occupation during that era. Beijing...


Police Arrest Fraud Group Selling Fake Medicine

Police in Fangshan district recently arrested a fraud group targeting seniors over the phone. In their calls, the callers identified themselves as “prestigious hospital professors” and enticed their elderly victims to purchase fake health supplements. A man surnamed Qiu called the police on October...


Learn to Make Muslims Dish Tasimi

Tasimi is a traditional Muslim dish. It is said that in Qing dynasty, one of the emperor’s wives came from the west and she also brought the famous dish Tasimi. In her language, Tasimi means mutton. Tasimi is sour and sweet. Families also use...


Rare Diseases Sufferers Face Discrimination, Lack of Support

Russian photographer Yulia Taits’ portraits of albinos stunned the world. In his works, the white hair, white eyelashes and pale face of the patients were like angels in fairytales. While Taits’ work found beauty in a condition that can be a struggle for many,...