Qin Chen
Qin Chen
Beijing
@qinchencq
Reporter, Inkstone
Qin is a reporter at Inkstone. Previously, she worked in newsrooms across the United States for five years. She was a senior video producer at The New Yorker, a documentary producer at CNBC, and a designer at the San Jose Mercury News.

A new report shows more young Chinese people are preparing wills, a phenomenon that reveals both rising wealth among younger generations and how the fear of dying during the pandemic caused many to make preparations. 

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The top sneaker resale market in China turned to domestic brands Li-Ning and Anta after international footwear companies expressed concern over allegations of forced labour in Xinjiang.

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Traditional martial arts are becoming more common in Chinese physical education classes. One teacher in Xian is reviving a centuries-old practice called Hong Quan. 

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A freelance writer was looking for inspiration for her own work when she stumbled into selling ordinary people’s true short stories, and now has 300,000 followers.

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Canto-pop legend Leslie Cheung died on April 1, 2003. This year, the Chinese internet used the moment to openly discuss their own challenges with mental health.

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China is in the middle of a boom in companies that help people stay on top of their daily to-do list to help them stay on top of the stresses of life.

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A controversial university course on how to whistle, a poker-faced, thrill-seeking bungee jumper, and a kind-hearted girl who has warmed the hearts of millions; the Post rounds up the week’s favourite stories.

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The story of a brave 76-year-old Chinese grandmother who turned the tables on a racist attacker in the US last week has gone viral and prompted an outpouring of support.

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A major discovery of a treasure trove of artefacts at a site in China has people talking about whether there were once aliens in China — but archaeologists are not having any of it.

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A cemetery in southwest China faced a backlash after promoting a mortgage plan to help people buy grave sites, a reflection of public outrage at rising funeral costs and unscrupulous banking practices. 

A gay high school student in Beijing attempted suicide after students bullied him in incidents that included sexual assaults. Experts say the case showed that Chinese schools urgently need to introduce anti-bullying education and support.

A court ruling in favour of a woman fired for taking maternity leave is a sign China is serious about supporting working women in the face of declining birth rates.

Life can be a bit of a drudge at times so the Post has decided to brighten your day with a look at some of the people bringing joy to millions online with their weird and quirky ideas this week.

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Beijing-born Zhao is the first Asian woman to win best director at the Golden Globes. Chinese citizens, actress Zhang Ziyi – who posted ‘Look forward to the Oscar!’ – and Zhao’s stepmother celebrated her success on social media.

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A school dropout from a broken home who fell out with his family struggled to earn enough to live on and suffered ill-health. Out of work, he turned in vain to video-game streaming. He died from poverty, a friend posted.

A local government proposal that encourages people in China to have more babies has reignited concerns over the country’s looming demographic crisis.

Xi Jinping is the first Chinese leader since Mao Zedong to issue presidential pardons. This has led legal scholars to believe that the country might start issuing pardons more regularly and systematically.

Companies in Liaoning, China must give time off to women with medical proof of severe menstrual cramps, but some fear it will cause workplace discrimination.

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From Wuhan’s heroic pet rescuers to Blackpink’s internet roasting regarding pandas, this year’s stories have run the gamut from heartwarming to hysterical.

Daughter of a man executed for murder is found liable by a Chinese court for his debts, and when the nine-year-old cannot pay, she is sanctioned under social credit system. After an outcry, the court reverses its decision.

A town in eastern China hopes to boost its economy by offering very cheap long-term leases on run-down houses to urbanites who agree to invest in renovation and buy local farm produce.