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China’s Godfather of Sexology Says Prostitution in China is Voluntary

Apr 17, 2014 Comments(23)

The sex worker industry has been a hot topic in the news in recent months with all the raids taking place, most notably in Dongguan, as part of a nation-wide crackdown. In this translated article, the author looks at Pan Suiming’s 12 year study on the prostitution industry across China and comes up with some bold ...Read more>>

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Beijing Parents Buy Wildly Expensive Apartments to Send Children to Good Schools

Apr 15, 2014 Comments(10)

This article explores the current trend of Chinese parents frantically buying up property in areas close to reputable schools in order to give their children access to better education. This in turn is driving up housing prices. But who is really to blame: ...... Read More>>

Survey: Chinese School Uniforms Deemed “Ugly” by 51.2% of Participants

Apr 10, 2014 Comments(1)

Primary and secondary school uniforms have come under fire in a recent internet campaign with many online users pitying students for having to wear such “ugly” uniforms. ... Read More>>

The 6 Strangest Decrees of the North Korean Government Hot

Apr 08, 2014 Comments(17)

This article translated from a blog on ifeng.com explores some of the more bizarre aspects of North Korean life. News about the life of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and the world’s last true totalitarian communist dictatorship has garnered a great deal ...... Read More>>

China’s Railroad Workers and the Violent Consequences of Pay Disputes

Apr 03, 2014 Comments(10)

This translated article exposes the dark and tragic relationship between railway workers and their employers. With China expanding its rail network and building new fast trains annually, this situation should definitely be addressed. The author tells the ...... Read More>>

Silent Agreement: The Four Unwritten Rules of Courtship in China Hot

Apr 02, 2014 Comments(35)

As is the norm with many translated articles from Chinese media, it is best to take it with a pinch of salt. Nonetheless, this article is an interesting view into to psyche of Chinese men who are looking to get hitched, and what they look for in a potential ...... Read More>>

Is the HSK Level 6 Test Too Difficult? Foreign Test Takers Seem to Think So

Mar 31, 2014 Comments(10)

The HSK test, which is proof of one’s Chinese proficiency, can be taken in various levels with each level more difficult than the next. Recently, the HSK 6 – a notoriously difficult-to-pass level – has come under fire for being too difficult. But are the ...... Read More>>

What are Women After in Life? A Simple Survey Reveals All Hot

Mar 27, 2014 Comments(12)

The Guangzhou Women’s Federation recently conducted a survey of 800 female university students from nine different universities to try and understand what young women look for in terms of careers, life and love. ... Read More>>

Considering Crimea: Should China Side With The US or Russia?

Mar 25, 2014 Comments(19)

Russia annexing of Crimea has caught the attention of the world and many netizens are wondering whether China side with the US or Russia? Results of a recent opinion poll show overwhelming support for China’s northern neighbor. ... Read More>>

A Bar Too High: Marriage Survey Shows Women Have Higher Standards Than Men

Mar 20, 2014 Comments(10)

MyCOS educational survey company published an investigation on the concept of marriage amongst university students. While many of the results are what you would expect, some may surprise you. ... Read More>>

The Inn is Full: Why Are Nations Turning Their Back on Chinese Immigrants? Hot

Mar 18, 2014 Comments(24)

Canada’s sudden announcement of the end of its investment immigration scheme quickly set off a Chinese media storm. The immigrant plans of Chinese people (especially those who are wealthy) have played a significant role in the reorganization of world ...... Read More>>

Undercover: Investigating China’s Entertainment Clubs and KTV Hostesses Hot

Mar 13, 2014 Comments(6)

On the surface, these clubs are merely “upscale” KTV clubs, however, in many of the establishments, singing and drinking are secondary. It is the KTV hostesses that patrons come to see.... Read More>>

Comparing How Foreign Media Described Kunming Attack and Woolwich Attack Hot

Mar 08, 2014 Comments(19)

All major newspaper picked up the story of the brutal attack that took place at Kunming train station on March 1 but during this past week Chinese media has denounced them and foreign government for their unwillingness to describe the attack as terrorism. ... Read More>>

Extramarital Affairs in China: The Key to a Modern Marriage? Hot

Mar 06, 2014 Comments(13)

In the recent past, having a mistress, or ‘xiaosan’ as they’re called in Chinese, has been a popular trend among men who take part in affairs outside of their marriage. Is it the pursuit of love or just mindless sex? ... Read More>>

Tourism Booms as Mainland Chinese Go to Hong Kong to Sit SATs

Mar 04, 2014 Comments(3)

On January 25, the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority organized an SAT examination at the Asia World Expo. Hong Kong’s Wen Wei Po newspaper reported that thousands of candidates from mainland China and Hong Kong packed into three pavilions to ...... Read More>>

The Rising RMB: High Value in Foreign Countries, Low Value at Home Hot

Feb 27, 2014 Comments(7)

In the past eight years, the price of domestic goods has been steadily rising. According to statistics, while the RMB gradually appreciated in value against foreign currency, it has actually devalued internally as domestic prices rose. ... Read More>>

Those Left Behind: China’s Deserted Villages

Feb 25, 2014 Comments(4)

Nansong village, in northern Jiangsu province, now only has 2,100 residents, and more than 900 of those have left to look for work. Here’s a look at those left behind and a microcosm of the effects of urbanization on China’s villages. ... Read More>>

Women Participate in a Polygraph Test for Blind Date Interview

Feb 20, 2014 Comments(8)

Would you participate in a polygraph test in order to interview for a blind date? In Changsha’s Liuyang River Wedding Cultural Park, an event for single women was held featuring this unique kind of match-making tool. ... Read More>>

Gary Locke Talks Family, Fitness and His Reasons for Leaving China

Feb 18, 2014 Comments(4)

Editor in chief of Men’s Health China Lin Dan invited Gary Locke to sit down and talk about his time as ambassador to China. Lin decided to uncover a new side to the ambassador and spoke with Locke about health rather than politics. ... Read More>>

Californian Ate Only Noodles for 8 Months to Buy Fuzhou Dream House Hot

Feb 13, 2014 Comments(5)

“I have lived here for all 10 years. Despite going to other cities to travel, I always return to Fuzhou.” This translated article tells the story of Jonas. A Californian who moved to Fuzhou 10 years ago, had a bowl of noodles and never looked back. ... Read More>>

Expatiate Asks Terminally Ill Girlfriend to Marry Him Hot

Feb 11, 2014 Comments(16)

An American man finds love in China only to discover that the girl, from Wuxi, is terminally ill. He bravely decides to help her fight the illness and on January 12, 2014 asked her to marry him. ... Read More>>

Breaking China’s One Child Policy: Detailing Cai Zhiqi’s Firing From University

Feb 07, 2014 Comments(4)

Cai Zhiqi, a professor at the South China University of Technology until he was fired in November for breaking China’s one-child policy, believes he is innocent. This translated article from the Guangzhou Daily looks into the story in greater depth. ... Read More>>

Love and Unavoidable Conflict When Chinese Women and American Men Date Hot

Jan 31, 2014 Comments(40)

We’ve all seen it, everywhere we go, nearly every day: an American man with a Chinese woman on his arm. We’ve also heard the stories from the foreign man’s perspective about all the cultural differences and the interesting exchanges. But what do these ...... Read More>>

Netizen’s Question Breakdown of Zhang Yimou’s 7.48 Million RMB Fine

Jan 23, 2014 Comments(3)

The situation surrounding Zhang Yimou’s fine for violating the one-child policy has been making headlines of late. This translated article provides a breakdown of Zhang Yimou’s 7.48 million RMB fine and discusses netizens reactions to it.... Read More>>

China’s Latest National Report 2013: Ignorance is Not Bliss, So Learn Your Facts Hot

Jan 21, 2014 Comments(13)

China recently published their annual National Report for 2013. The statistics provided in the report give an interesting insight into China’s recent and future growth. ... Read More>>

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