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Universities Face Security Risks from Dorm Subletting

Even as Beijing’s schools scramble to clamp down on student ID rentals, the city’s universities have a bigger security risk on their hands. Many students have started leasing their unused dorms to office workers for extra cash. When the news first broke, real estate...


Recognition, Pensions Still Elude Kuomintang War Veterans

The 70th anniversary of the National Day parade was quite unlike China’s past celebrations. Two teams of old veterans who had been forgotten for decades captured the public’s attention. But unlike most veterans who China chooses to celebrate, these formers soldiers fought on the...


Pokémon Go and China: Who Banned Whom?

The augmented reality (AR) game Pokémon GO has been the cause of many ridiculous incidents since its launch in Australia. Players have been spotted following Pokémon into dangerous locations and turning in-game battles into physical brawls. On July 12, a Chinese international student live...


Do You Own Luxury or Does it Own You?

Kim Jones, creative director of Louis Vuitton’s men’s line, announced a new product series designed in cooperation with Nike for sale in July. The line is priced from $65 to $275 and includes sportswear, as well as jackets, upper outer garments and pants, Vogue...


What Happens if You Hit Your Child?

Eleven expensive cars were lined up to get body work done at a repair shop in Jinan, Shandong province on July 4. All bore vulgar words scratched into their paint. The owners were, understandably, furious. A Jinan TV program News Community reviewed surveillance tapes...


Woman’s Ordeal Sounds Alarm on Ongoing Trade in Child Brides

When the Wushan Court of Chongqing heard the case of Ma Panyan and Chen Xueshen’s divorce on April 6, it brought the issue of “child brides” screaming back to public attention. While the legal ages for men and women to marry in China are...


Where Will Virtual Reality Go?

The idea of virtual reality isn’t new to China: the topic has been a staple of high school English textbooks since the beginning of the century. But few students reading about virtual reality a decade ago would have imagined it has already arrived. During...


What Does It Take to Be an Internet Celebrity?

A millennial explores the world of internet fame A young woman from the Central Academy of Drama made headlines in May by attracting 12 million yuan in investment funds. By the end of the month, everyone had heard of Papi Jiang. Papi Jiang started...


Parents Battle for Housing by Top Schools

With the close of 2016 National College Entrance Exam season, Shenzhen students led the nation with a 25 percent admission rate to China’s top tier universities. Many parents have taken that as a sign that Shenzhen schools offer the best route to top academic...


Free Online Storage Providers Announcing Shutdown

The days of free bulk file storage in China are on the way out as of June 30, according to a report by Netease. Among the companies shutting down their free services are major IT players Sina, Huawei and Tencent. Although the operators said...