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...

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...

China ‘copycat’ buildings: Government clamps down on foreign imitations

From English towns, to Alpine villages, to the Eiffel Tower - copies of foreign architecture can be seen across China. But now the government is...

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...

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 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...

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...

How China controls Hollywood scripts

When was the last time you watched a movie with a Chinese villain? If you can't remember, that may not be too surprising. Take the...

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...

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