Diaosi (Losers)

The dregs of Chinese society, igored by their government, scoffed at by their countrymen were angry, hopeless and weak. the Internet gave them a nasty voice. How can we describe

China’s Single Time Zone

Upon the creation of the PRC, leaders sought to publicize the singular identity with a single time zone for the whole of massive China. Why? Holding a territory as large

DG Being a First-Tier City

Dongguan was deemed to be on par TO China’s LARGEST urban centers and the internet WENT WILD. Whether or not you agree, there may be some logic to the madness.

Yulin’s Dog Meat Festival

China’s most controversial food festival will once again polarize the nation for a week this month. Are dogs different than cows? Does tradition trump sympathy? The annual Yulin Lychee and

Renting A Partner

Family, encouraged by tradition, always want their children to reach milestones quickly, but are they pushing too hard? Since a desperate man once posted an ad looking for a fake

Military-Style Management

We’ve all seen the restaurant managers yelling at staff outside. Maybe that’s why the food’s so good. Each morning around 10 am, a formation of staff in uniform stands in

Throwing Money

Everyone searches for a little luck here and there, but at what cost? Lighting a candle and putting some money into a bucket is one thing, but when people, animals

Hanging Chinese Bacon

Now in the height of winter, count yourself lucky if your friends or family have planned ahead and stowed away a healthy supply of dried bacon. If they haven’t, start

Hongbao on Chinese New Year

In case you didn’t know, those red envelopes you keep seeing all over the place have money inside. Don’t snatch them off kids, you monster. Simply learn a few phrases,

Chinese Nail Houses

Isolated in the middle of staggering construction zones wait rickety, old houses. Their owners are defiant against the country’s expansion. They say their property is being taken unfairly, so they