Category Archives: Society

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...


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...


How Much Did Chinese Students Learn from American Universities?

Foreign university graduates in China are no longer scarce, they are like thousands of little sea turtles- a popular term in China referring to abroad returners, climbing back to the motherland’s shore. According to China Studying Abroad Returners Job Search Blue Book 2015, the...


Tiger Temple a Reminder of the Need for Animal Protection

All 137 tigers remaining in Thailand’s infamous “tiger temple” are being removed by Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation. The relocation comes despite the objection of the abbot and monks. The first five tigers were removed overnight by wildlife officials on...



Young, Vain CEOs Leave China with Broken Startup Culture

Wang Kaixin, an Internet entrepreneur, dropped out of high school at the age of 16. Less than a year later, she had secured a 10-million-yuan investment in her startup Shenqibuy. In addition to the monetary awards, Wang was received by the vice-chairman of the...



Baidu Ads Blamed for Young Man’s Death

Only three months ago, Baidu was railroaded by commentators for selling its hemophilia support forum to a medical consultancy in Xi’an, Shaanxi province. Now its ad policy may have resulted in a premature death. Wei Zexi, a 21-year-old student of computer science at Xidian...


Medical Service Reform Crawls Along Despite Obstacles

Medical service reform has become a perennial topic during the government’s Two Sessions, and this year is no exception. In a government work report released by Premier Li Keqiang, relevant governmental departments are being urged to push forward a medical service classification system in...