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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
A teacher’s bid to explain pregnancy to kids hits a nerve in China

Sex education remains taboo in Chinese schools despite efforts from educators and publishers.

25 Sep 2020 - 8:35AM
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
Alibaba crooner Jack Ma duets with pop diva Faye Wong

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

11 Sep 2020 - 8:50AM
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
YouTube stars are flocking to Chinese anime streaming site Bilibili

Some YouTubers are becoming popular in China, but censorship means stars can lose their accounts at any moment.

7 Aug 2020 - 10:26PM
42 cyberbullying debt collectors imprisoned in Beijing

The defendants are accused of message bombing, unwanted robocalls and revealing personal information of hundreds of victims.

3 Aug 2020 - 6:43PM
Microchipping your dog is now required in Shenzhen

A new rule pits officials and supporters against critics who fear the move paves way for increased surveillance.

29 Jul 2020 - 11:00PM
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