Author Archives: Karena Hu

When Corporal Punishment Goes too Far

Seven students who were forced to kneel in front of their classroom and slap themselves in the face for failing an English assignment in Guang’an, Sichuan province became the most circulated story on Sina Weibo on October 12. The use of corporal punishment in...


Real Estate Agents Fudge Commission Numbers

Beijing real estate agents were caught fibbing about their commission percentages during a spot check by the National Development and Reform Commission on October 4. When officers visited a branch of the real estate agency Woaiwojia on Zhichun Road, Haidian District, a company agent...


Chinese Banks Move to Allow Recalls of Bank Transfers

The People’s Bank of China announced it will allow account holders to cancel and reverse transactions starting on December 1. The change is designed to improve payment management and fight Internet fraud, the bank said. The bank published a notice about its plans to...


Vague Echoes from the Past

Deng Xiangwei decided to commit to a career in art from an early age. His path to the profession began in high school after years of self-study. He came to Beijing to study classical oil painting during his sophomore year, and since then has...


WeChat Users Fake Followers, Clicks for Profit

Popular WeChat accounts rapidly shed followers and reads when Tencent implemented a temporary change to the server on September 29. Ordinarily, a change to a system communication port should have no impact on the popularity of a WeChat article. But many top bloggers were...


Beige Tones Hint at Du Shidong’s Nostalgia

Du Shidong said his creative motif is all about human warmth people. Born in 1980, the 36-year-old artist excels at creating timeless scenes in acrylic. In his paintings he focuses on familiar roles such as mothers, homeless men, children and office workers. His latest...


Police Open ID Card Service to Migrant Workers

Migrant workers and temporary residents in Beijing are able to renew and reissue their ID cards in Beijing according to a new policy, Beijing Police announced on September 20. Comprehensive ID support services for migrants became available in August. Since September, the service has...


Job Market Brands New Grads Branded as Quick Quitters

2016 has brought a number of bad surprises for employers, but the worst might be having to resume recruitment this month for roles they filled in July. A stunning number of graduates are choosing to walk out on their jobs in fewer than six...


Zang Peng Reflects on Daily Scenes in his Art

The creative journey of artist Zang Peng began with a sketch of his uncle. When Zang found the sketch as a child, he marveled at the extreme similarity between the work and its subject. It was the moment he began to appreciate art. Zang...


Students Turn to Answer Apps to Power Through Homework

A Shanghai resident surnamed Qin contacted ThePaper.cn on August 30 to share the story of how he smashed his son’s iPad when he caught the boy using a “homework app” to deal with his summer break assignments. According to an investigation by Sohu Education...