Category Archives: Society

Avian Migration Turns Countryside into a Hotbed of Poaching

Poaching of China’s native animal species is on the rise, with birds and other migratory animals the target. A spokesperson for the State Forestry Administration said the government is taking action to end the illegal capture and sale of wildlife across the country. Rampant...



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...


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...


‘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.”...


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...


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...