Category Archives: Features

Training Classes Draw Focus to Children’s EQ

Chinese parents are famous for sending their children to extracurricular classes. While math, English and skills such as piano, dance and athletics are all popular, “emotional quotient” (EQ) training is catching up. EQ is often compared to emotional intelligence – one’s ability to control...


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...


Child Traffickers Employ Aggressive Tactics as Demand Grows

Shi Moulan (pseudonym), a 69-year-old woman in Nantong, Jiangsu province, was caught transporting five girls from Jiangyin to Qidong with the intent to sell them for 12,000 yuan. Shi was on the nation’s wanted list from 2000 until her arrest in 2015. On September...


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...


Patients Rely on Agency for Overseas Treatment

While oversea hunting, oversea bearing and other oversea activities have been popular in China, another oversea project has been taking up the healthcare and medical industry: oversea cure for diseases. China Daily reported that in 2006, 20 million Chinese patients went abroad for treatment,...


Rise in Suicides a Reminder of Festering Psychological Problems

Xiaoxia (pseudonym), a 19-year-old in Lin’an, Zhejiang province, followed many of her peers after graduation and began working at an internship. When her boss asked her to stamp a document with the company’s official seal, she was prepared to do so until another worker...


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...


‘Pan Entertainment’ the Focus of Top Gaming Show

ChinaJoy 2016, the country’s largest gaming trade show, opened in Shanghai on July 28. But unlike previous years, the gaming-oriented trade show featured an expanded focus that brought together games, movies, animation, literature and music. It’s a concept that organizers brand as “pan entertainment.”...


Parents Blind to the Pitfalls of ‘Educational’ Tours

Chinese educational tours may be in vogue, but the quality of those trips is worrying. On August 15, several parents wrote to Guangzhou Daily to tell how their 40,000 yuan “educational tour” was a trap. The promised STEM lesson in the tour never appeared...


Putian Hospitals: When ‘Saving Life’ is Just a Slogan

Going to the hospital in China hasn’t been the same since the Wei Zixi Incident. Wei’s death triggered sweeping investigations into the networks of China’s hospitals, and the results have patients worried. Wei, a student of Xi’an Electrical Engineering University, was diagnosed with the...