Do you feel offended when a local calls you a laowai?

The question is one that has divided the expat community for eons, some find the term friendly, others offensive and others just don't care. "It's a proud word if you see it as the old foreigner with education, experience, and sophistication," said Doron Reshen, an American long-time resident of Beijing who runs an expat-focused WeChat channel.


Guide dogs granted entrance to Forbidden City

Beijing’s Forbidden City has given the green light to guide dogs, with the first visually-impaired guest touring the museum, canine guide in tow, on May 25. In 2015, Beijing began allowing guide dogs to board the subway with their owners, but blind rights advocates said accessibility for the dogs is still quite restricted in the city.


20-year-old student becomes China's youngest Bikini champion

Tu Mengli, a 20-year-old college student has been named China's first ever Junior Women's Bikini Fitness gold medalist at the 51st Asian Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships, becoming the country's youngest-ever Bikini champion.


Taiwan is closer to being 1st Asian place to allow same-sex marriage

Taiwan's top court has cleared the way for the island to become the first place in Asia to grant same-sex couples the right to marry.


The American Dream through the eyes of Chinese millennials

What does the “American Dream” entail for young Chinese in the U.S.? SupChina spoke to some Chinese students at Columbia University last week. Here’s what they had to say. Several of the interviewed students said they’ll eventually return to China after finishing school or working in the U.S. for a couple of years.


The evolution of metro systems in China

China's growth in the transportation sector is impressive. Look no further than its metro systems, which have gone from covering just three cities in 1990 to over 40 by 2020. An incredible graphic by Peter Dovak making the rounds online recently shows just how fast the country's subway systems have grown.


In which country is high school the hardest?

So many years passed, but what happened in high school felt like yesterday. Because it's too impressive. Of course, it varies by individual and location. This is only based on my experience. I have neither rich family nor powerful connections. I wasn't a great student when I graduated from middle school, so I had to work extra, extra hard to catch up, in order to get into top university. My high school, happened to be known for its college admission rate and rigorous training.


Is a deposit necessary to use bike-sharing services?

The Ministry of Transportation issued a guideline on how to encourage and regulate the development of bike-sharing services on May 22. The guideline encourages bike-sharing companies to provide deposit-free rental services. Do you support a deposit-free mode for shared bicycles?

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