What happened when people in China tried to replicate Emma Watson hiding free books on public transit?

Remember last month when Harry Potter star Emma Watson who, as a UN Goodwill Ambassador, started to leave free copies of Mom & Me & Mom at different locations on the London underground? Shortly after the news broke, this sort of book-on-metro practice has become a fad in China with campaigns of a similar fashion … More What happened when people in China tried to replicate Emma Watson hiding free books on public transit?

[SOCIETY] China now has 200 million singleton population

China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs recently released statistics that nearly 200 million adults in 2015 were single and unmarried, accounting for 14.6 percent of the total population. The news has made the headlines of many mainstream state-run media, but why? This substantial number heralds the fourth wave of singledom in the country, according to China’s … More [SOCIETY] China now has 200 million singleton population

Unexpected Twist: guy who did an ugly repair job on Great Wall hits back

wThe restoration of a seven-century-old section of the Great Wall caused an uproar in China. From restoration pictures circulated on social media, the Great Wall has been transformed into something that looks like a bicycle lane. Restored Great Wall photo online Located in China’s northeast Liaoning Province, the 8km Xiaohekou section was known as one … More Unexpected Twist: guy who did an ugly repair job on Great Wall hits back

Chinese hit TV drama highlights anxieties behind middle-classes sending kids abroad

The senior high school entrance examination is around the corner. Fang Duoduo, a 15-year-old Chinese girl performs poorly in the mock exam, which worries her middle-class parents. Learning that many Chinese parents are sending their young kids to study abroad, the Fang’s consider that for Duoduo studying abroad is a better way out. However, the … More Chinese hit TV drama highlights anxieties behind middle-classes sending kids abroad

An “Underdog’s” Life: A Chinese student babysitter’s story

“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.” —— Samuel Johnson. London is an exciting city full of surprises and unknown adventures. If I hadn’t been a babysitter in the rich neighbourhood I’d never have known what it was like living a life worse than a dog does. “Don’t touch it, … More An “Underdog’s” Life: A Chinese student babysitter’s story

Contemporary Chinese “Magic Box’ comes to London Design Festival

Movilla in front of Tower Bridge (Photo credit: @Nanjingweek instagram) An innovative design space from Nanjing, Movilla, was open to the public from September 22nd to 25th, as part of the “Nanjing Weekend” and London Design Festival. Situated at Potters Field Park in London, the minimalistic, ultra-modern construction emerged against the backdrop of the majestic … More Contemporary Chinese “Magic Box’ comes to London Design Festival

Redefining “Chinese Design”: London Fashion Week September 2016

Located in the creative hub of the global city, the biannual fashion occasion, London Fashion Week is certainly a melting pot that embraces the up-and-coming international designers to showcase their best ideas and spearhead fashion excellence. During the recently finished LFW September 2016, we can’t help but notice the increasing presence of 20-something Chinese designers … More Redefining “Chinese Design”: London Fashion Week September 2016

Why a song called ‘My Body is Hollowed Out’ has been viewed 30 million times in China

A Song called “My Body is Hollowed Out” went viral on social media in China after its release in August. The video has been viewed for more than 30 million times, and #MyBodyIsHollowedOut# was listed in the most discussed hot topics on Chinese microblog Weibo. “My Body is Hollowed Out” music video Lyrics: “No overtime, … More Why a song called ‘My Body is Hollowed Out’ has been viewed 30 million times in China

Chinese actress’s death triggered debate on traditional Chinese medicine

Xu Ting 26-years-old Chinese actress Xu Ting recently died of lymphoid cancer. Xu suffered from cancer since early this year and rumour has it that the early death of the youngactress is probably the result of the treatment she received from a traditional Chinese medicine physician. According to Xu Ting’s Wechat record, she inhaled excessive … More Chinese actress’s death triggered debate on traditional Chinese medicine

Patriotic Chinese film glorifiying Korean War sparks debate among Chinese netizens

A two-minute trailer of the film ‘My War’ has sparked bitter controversy on the Chinese internet. Its ghastly exploitation of recent military history and distorted patriotism is indeed unsettling. Featuring 24 veteran Chinese artists on a bus tour in South Korea’s capital Seoul, the young Korean female guide greets her passengers in a friendly manner … More Patriotic Chinese film glorifiying Korean War sparks debate among Chinese netizens