Culture

Men more prone than women to phone addiction, China study says

Researchers look at residents in Beijing to study smartphone addiction, often defined as stressful phone use that leads to anxiety and depression.

20 Oct 2020 - 12:01AM
China’s new Mulan film upsets audiences more than Disney’s

Kung Fu Mulan was pulled from cinemas within three days after opening on Saturday to terrible reviews and poor turnout.

12 Oct 2020 - 5:38PM
Workers who got Huawei’s foldable Mate Xs free promptly sell them online

After 10,000 Tencent employees reportedly got Huawei’s new foldable Mate Xs smartphone, additional listings started showing up online.

2 Oct 2020 - 5:23AM
Shanghai tackles China’s massive e-commerce waste problem

China is on track to have packaging waste as heavy as more than 400 aircraft carriers by 2025.

1 Oct 2020 - 10:51AM
This is the worst day to hail a taxi in China, but Didi says it’s ready

Didi says there’s less than a 60 per cent chance of successfully hailing a taxi the day before China’s week-long national holiday.

30 Sep 2020 - 10:37AM
How a Chinese network of fake accounts infiltrated Facebook

This is the first time that Facebook has taken down Chinese-based accounts for foreign interference and engagement in US politics.

28 Sep 2020 - 3:29PM
5G and smart speakers are widening China’s digital divide

China’s rural residents under 18 years old are less likely to have used smartwatches, voice assistants and computers to get online, new study says.

23 Sep 2020 - 11:05AM
Mulan hit by rampant piracy in China yet again

Mulan was downloaded hundreds of thousands of times ahead of its theatrical debut, mirroring rampant piracy of the animated version in 1999.

16 Sep 2020 - 3:24PM
Alibaba crooner Jack Ma duets with pop diva Faye Wong

The Alibaba founder is famed for his flamboyant performances and love for the stage.

20 Oct 2020 - 2:14PM
Chinese netizens post bad reviews for Hong Kong security law book

Douban is known for its community of liberal bookworms and film fanatics, but censorship is common on China’s internet platforms.

10 Sep 2020 - 11:45AM
Disney’s Mulan compared with Western Chinese food

Disney’s Mulan was highly-anticipated in China, but now the live-action remake is disappointing early viewers who are blasting it online.

22 Sep 2020 - 9:21AM
Gambling platforms are using empty boxes to launder money in China

Police uncovered 2,700 websites involved in empty package schemes that are used for money laundering.

4 Sep 2020 - 11:20AM
Disney’s Mulan finally arrives in Chinese cinemas on September 11

Disney bets on a star cast and a beloved ancient tale to win the hearts of film-goers in the world’s second largest film market.

2 Sep 2020 - 8:20PM
Fans of The Three-Body Problem are nervous about Netflix adaptation

The highly-acclaimed science fiction trilogy is coming to Netflix, but some Chinese readers of the original books fear the show will be Westernised.

2 Sep 2020 - 9:38PM
Why China is becoming a nation of cord-cutters

Deregulation in 2014 brought sports to streaming services, permanently changing the industry.

31 Aug 2020 - 11:42PM
From ‘sick man’ to ‘bioweapon’: How WeChat censored the Covid-19 pandemic

Researchers from the University of Toronto catalogued censored keywords from January to May, including some related to missing tycoon Ren Zhiqiang and unfounded allegations against a Wuhan laboratory.

28 Aug 2020 - 4:35PM
Chinese sci-fi gets a boost from film authorities, but will it work?

New guidelines could improve visual effects and copyright protection, but experts remain sceptical about government-led sci-fi.

26 Aug 2020 - 1:41PM
China’s DJI drones aren’t cleared for take-off in India

India demands all consumer drones to make special firmware changes, but DJI says it has no plans to comply.

21 Aug 2020 - 9:19PM
Hollywood appeases Chinese censors, but state media asks: so what?

An exhaustive report from advocacy group PEN America examines how China’s economic clout affects Hollywood decision making.

8 Aug 2020 - 11:45AM