The Grave of “China’s Shakespeare” Has Been Found

One of 42 Ming-era graves unearthed in Fuzhou is believed to belong to Tang Xianzu, who penned ‘The Peony Pavilion’. Archaeologists in China’s Jiangxi Province...

China’s history by the communist full of traps and contradictions

What happened in China in 1949? Was it “liberation” (解放) from a corrupt regime and two centuries of foreign domination? Or was it a...

China’s rebel generation and the rise of “hot words”

Mandarin Chinese is one of the most complex languages in the world. Opening a Chinese dictionary, you find around 370,000 words. That's more than...

Under Siege review – aesthetic triumph as historic Chinese battle danced to vivid life

Thousands of scissors hang from the ceiling. At first, it feels like the canopy of a strange, silvery forest. It seems to breathe –...

Chinese celebrity ‘academies’ are turning young women’s internet fame into profit

How would you like to earn millions by flaunting your lifestyle on social media? Key points: China's 'internet celebrity economy' is expected to surpass $21...

Chinese city ‘plans to launch artificial moon to replace streetlights’

In Chengdu, there is reportedly an ambitious plan afoot for replacing the city’s streetlights: boosting the glow of the real moon with that of...

The ‘bride price’ in China keeps rising. Some villages want to put a cap...

The new rule was taped onto doorways around town: Officials were limiting what a groom-to-be could pay for a bride. The going rate was about...

‘We will really miss home’: China’s Moon Festival can be lonely for international students

It's an early morning in a food court near Sydney's Chinatown district. Sitting in the corner is Annie — earphones in and looking down at...

‘I don’t know Facebook or Twitter’: China’s Great Firewall Generation Z cut off from...

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are a part of life for many 18-year-olds the world over — but not for Yuanyang Wu. Key points: China hosted...

Will China’s hit period drama ‘Yanxi Palace’ face censorship?

China's hugely successful period dramas could be facing increased scrutiny from the Communist Party and its ever-widening dragnet of cultural censorship. In the spotlight is...

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