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WeChat translates 'black foreigner' into the N-word

Popular Chinese app WeChat received heavy criticism after a user received a message containing the word heilaowai or “black foreigners,” and was translated into racist slurs through the app. ...


Five charts about the fortunes of the Chinese family

Amid the constant talk about China’s housing bubble about to burst, here’s a detail that stands out: Among millennials, China has a towering percentage of homeowners, a different league it seems from European countries or the US.


Young Israeli entrepreneur finds his future in China

Instead of the fourth-year Peking University (PKU) undergraduate student that he was, he looked like someone from the pages of ancient Chinese history. And that was exactly what the 23-year-old Israeli student was aiming at. He was made up to look like Wang Yun, a bureaucrat in the Eastern Han dynasty (25--220), who was also known for his involvement in a coup against a tyrant.


HK, Beijing, Shanghai among most 'magnetic' cities in the world

Beijing and Shanghai continued to perform strongly in "economy" criteria, achieving respective rankings of third and fifth as a result of their population size and GDP levels, and in terms of the number of the world's top 500 companies with operations there.


Medical services in China: real progress

China should make medical care extremely affordable and universally available (means no long backlogs of appointments, or long waiting lines, to access clinics located far away - tricks of the Canadian


High school students get their cellphones smashed

A video footage shows dozens of conficated phones of students were smashed on the ground and thrown in the bucket at a high school in Nanyang, Henan province. Students were forced to watch their devices


An elderly couple find fame in livestreaming

Cao Xuemei, 76, gets up at 6:30 am every day to dress and feed her 79-year-old husband, Cui Xingli, who has suffered a series of strokes and was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease five years ago.


US teacher praised in China for organ donation

41-year-old Amery Scott from US donated his kidney and corneas to Chinese patients, said Guo Qiang, a doctor with the First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, in the city of Suzhou.


The new fashion: 'exotic' looks

Uygur faces are finding their way to movie screens, phones, and billboards across China. Members of the ethnic minority group have facial features that Chinese brands have deemed “attractive,” creating opportunities for talented Uygurs to break into the entertainment business as singers, models and TV stars. One of the most famous Uyghur stars may be Dilraba Dilmurat, an actress who starred in the popular series Swords of Legends, and who played the lead role in the drama The King’s Woman.


8 foreign food words English doesn't have

Sometimes there's not a word that sums up a feeling or a state of being, so we have to use a phrase or a descriptive sentence. A friend asked on Facebook the other day why there's no word for "that feeling of nostalgia and wistfulness engendered by the ending of summer/beginning of the school year, and the cool mornings of fall." And then she noted that if there was, it would probably be in German.


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