Yingjie Wang

Beijing

Yingjie Wang

Reporter, People & Culture

Yingjie Wang formerly worked as an investigative fellow reporter for NPR affiliate Southern California Public Radio in Los Angeles. She holds a master's degree in journalism from the University of Southern California.

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‘Done shooting? Let’s go eat!’: man’s fabricated video proof to mother he is trying to date amuses China with funny outtake

A man in China went viral after he attended a matchmaking event to make his mother happy but forgot to edit out the end when he asks his friend to leave the venue and go eat.

A man in China went viral after he attended a matchmaking event to make his mother happy but forgot to edit out the end when he asks his friend to leave the venue and go eat.

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Quirky China toddlers: teething baby chews on table leg, boy scared of own shadow and son complains about mum’s ‘lousy cooking’

In this week’s Quirky China, we share adorable stories from little children such as a baby chewing on wooden tables, a boy is scared of his shadow and a toddler does not approve of his mother’s cooking.

In this week’s Quirky China, we share adorable stories from little children such as a baby chewing on wooden tables, a boy is scared of his shadow and a toddler does not approve of his mother’s cooking.

9 Aug 2022 - 6:00PM
‘Hero’ 9-year-old boy in China performs CPR on unconscious mother after car accident and is praised for bravery

A 9-year-old boy in China is praised for his quick thinking and calmness by performing CPR he learned from TV on his mother who was left unconscious and bleeding by a serious car accident.

A 9-year-old boy in China is praised for his quick thinking and calmness by performing CPR he learned from TV on his mother who was left unconscious and bleeding by a serious car accident.

25 Jul 2022 - 9:00AM
Woman, 27, develops severe anxiety causing body numbness, breathing difficulties due to parents’ constant demands to get married

A young woman in China has been diagnosed with anxiety disorder after years of constant pressure to get married resulted in her going to hospital as she was struggling to breathe.

A young woman in China has been diagnosed with anxiety disorder after years of constant pressure to get married resulted in her going to hospital as she was struggling to breathe.

24 Jul 2022 - 9:20AM
Grandma at 36: woman in China triggers early marriage debate with video post celebrating teenage son’s first child, racking up 240 million views

A video posted online by a proud new grandmother has inadvertently triggered a debate in China about early marriage because the woman is only 36 years old, and her son, the baby’s father, just 18.

A video posted online by a proud new grandmother has inadvertently triggered a debate in China about early marriage because the woman is only 36 years old, and her son, the baby’s father, just 18.

23 Jul 2022 - 11:26AM
Chinese boy goes viral after he storms out of planetarium documentary over Long March rockets factual errors

A boy, 8, filmed stormed out of a planetarium screening of a video about China’s space programme and Long March rockets over factual errors, a star after video goes viral.

A boy, 8, filmed stormed out of a planetarium screening of a video about China’s space programme and Long March rockets over factual errors, a star after video goes viral.

19 Jul 2022 - 5:26PM
Elderly man in China demands daughter’s child take his surname as he provides for whole family or he will ‘die’

A family dispute in China has started a public debate about surnames children should take after a grandfather who supports his daughter’s family demanded his 10-year-old granddaughter adopt his surname.

A family dispute in China has started a public debate about surnames children should take after a grandfather who supports his daughter’s family demanded his 10-year-old granddaughter adopt his surname.

19 Jul 2022 - 12:52PM
Police in China use DNA from blood in dead mosquitoes that bit criminal during burglary to catch culprit

Police in China use DNA taken from dead mosquitoes that bit a burglar who stayed the night after a break-in to identify and catch the culprit.

Police in China use DNA taken from dead mosquitoes that bit a burglar who stayed the night after a break-in to identify and catch the culprit.

16 Jul 2022 - 3:00PM
Woman warms hearts in China with ‘pooch pack’ to carry big elderly dog upstairs after walk

A woman in China went viral after a video emerged of her strapping her big elderly dog to her back after its walk to carry it back to their home.

A woman in China went viral after a video emerged of her strapping her big elderly dog to her back after its walk to carry it back to their home.

16 Jul 2022 - 12:03PM
Boys aged 3 and 8 captivate China with amazing calligraphy skills in viral social media videos

Two little calligraphers have gone viral on mainland social media after one of their mothers began posting videos online of the boys practising the art form.

Two little calligraphers have gone viral on mainland social media after one of their mothers began posting videos online of the boys practising the art form.

16 Jul 2022 - 9:08AM
Do you know this man? A global search under way for this mystery owner of SD card lost during 2008 Beijing Olympics

A Chinese photographer who picked up an SD card filled with images of a foreign man while in a Beijing cafe during the 2008 Olympics has unintentionally kicked off a global search for the owner.

A Chinese photographer who picked up an SD card filled with images of a foreign man while in a Beijing cafe during the 2008 Olympics has unintentionally kicked off a global search for the owner.

15 Jul 2022 - 9:00AM
‘She’s my first love’: videos of devoted truck driver husband in China taking paralysed wife everywhere to care for her go viral

A man in China whose wife was left disabled by a brain injury has touched millions after videos of the couple’s daily life and travels were published on mainland social media.

A man in China whose wife was left disabled by a brain injury has touched millions after videos of the couple’s daily life and travels were published on mainland social media.

14 Jul 2022 - 6:00PM
Pole dancing hysteria hits Chinese social media again after video shows two male performers at a water park being ‘sexy’

A morally outraged water park visitor was told not to ‘overthink it’ after claiming shirtless male performers were too ‘sexual’ to be near children.

A morally outraged water park visitor was told not to ‘overthink it’ after claiming shirtless male performers were too ‘sexual’ to be near children.

9 Jul 2022 - 6:00PM
Videos of Chinese girl running for first time since being paralysed in a dancing accident captivate 160 million across nation

Told she may be in a wheelchair for the rest of her life after an accident left her unable to walk, little Anqi has proved doctors wrong and posted the results online in a series of viral videos.

Told she may be in a wheelchair for the rest of her life after an accident left her unable to walk, little Anqi has proved doctors wrong and posted the results online in a series of viral videos.

8 Jul 2022 - 3:00PM
Man in China who thought he had urinary problem told he is actually intersex and been menstruating for the last 20 years

A 33-year-old man in China has had ovaries and a uterus surgically removed after being diagnosed as intersex.

A 33-year-old man in China has had ovaries and a uterus surgically removed after being diagnosed as intersex.

8 Jul 2022 - 7:13AM
Animal cruelty: video of ‘heartless’ person in China dumping puppy in the middle of busy traffic prompts search for culprit

Authorities in China are seeking a person filmed dumping a puppy in busy traffic and then driving off and leaving the dog in the middle of the road.

Authorities in China are seeking a person filmed dumping a puppy in busy traffic and then driving off and leaving the dog in the middle of the road.

7 Jul 2022 - 9:00AM
Modern-day hermit in China discovered living alone reading books in a remote cave becomes a social media hit

A group of friends hiking was surprised to encounter a middle-aged man living a reclusive life reading books in a collection of caves in southwestern China.

A group of friends hiking was surprised to encounter a middle-aged man living a reclusive life reading books in a collection of caves in southwestern China.

6 Jul 2022 - 9:39AM
‘Shameless!’: crowd cheers for wife in China who catches cheating husband and lover in the act in a dramatic confrontation in the street

A woman in China who suspected her husband of having an affair followed him from one town to the next and then confronted him in a dramatic scene in the street caught on video by passers-by.

A woman in China who suspected her husband of having an affair followed him from one town to the next and then confronted him in a dramatic scene in the street caught on video by passers-by.

4 Jul 2022 - 9:33AM
Cute video of five-year-old daughter of Chinese photo-videographer carting around US$75,000 camera to film school wildlife project wows 180 million online

Online videos made by a professional photo-videographer documenting his kindergarten-aged daughter’s budding interest in videography starting with a school assignment go viral.

Online videos made by a professional photo-videographer documenting his kindergarten-aged daughter’s budding interest in videography starting with a school assignment go viral.

2 Jul 2022 - 9:00AM
Jail for Chinese man who woefully neglected sick dad until he died and left body to decompose

A man in China was sentenced to 15 months in jail after neglecting his sick dad until the older man died, leaving the body to decompose afterwards.

A man in China was sentenced to 15 months in jail after neglecting his sick dad until the older man died, leaving the body to decompose afterwards.

30 Jun 2022 - 9:14AM
Police in China arrest twin sisters who used each other’s passports more than 30 times to travel the world

Police in northern China arrested twin sisters under suspicion of swapping passports to visit various countries to skirt visa rules.

Police in northern China arrested twin sisters under suspicion of swapping passports to visit various countries to skirt visa rules.

29 Jun 2022 - 9:00AM
Police in China investigate death of two-year-old girl who fell out of 8th-floor window after being forgotten in lift by nanny

Police in China are investigating the death of a two-year-girl who seemingly fell from an eighth-floor window after she was accidentally left behind in a lift and taken to that floor.

Police in China are investigating the death of a two-year-girl who seemingly fell from an eighth-floor window after she was accidentally left behind in a lift and taken to that floor.

28 Jun 2022 - 9:00AM
Elderly rural Chinese who embrace ancient art of yoga in region dubbed ‘The First Yoga Village in China’ become unlikely internet hit

Normally practised by young city dwellers, yoga has made an unlikely appearance among a group of seniors in a rural Chinese village 200 kilometres from Beijing.

Normally practised by young city dwellers, yoga has made an unlikely appearance among a group of seniors in a rural Chinese village 200 kilometres from Beijing.

26 Jun 2022 - 3:00PM
‘See you next year’: China’s ‘King of gaokao’ fails to get marks for dream university after sitting the entrance exam for 26th time

A man in China who shot to fame after repeatedly sitting the country’s university entrance exam has failed to get the score he wanted for the 26th time — but plans to try again next year.

A man in China who shot to fame after repeatedly sitting the country’s university entrance exam has failed to get the score he wanted for the 26th time — but plans to try again next year.

24 Jun 2022 - 7:00PM
Woman’s anger over topless hospital X-ray by male doctor who got a week suspension starts heated debate in China and her post gets 130 million views

A woman asked to remove her clothes for an X-ray exam with a male radiologist says she felt violated and complained and then posted about the incident on social media.

A woman asked to remove her clothes for an X-ray exam with a male radiologist says she felt violated and complained and then posted about the incident on social media.

24 Jun 2022 - 9:00AM
Chinese child-trafficking victim, sold for US$150, posts wedding dress video in bid to find birth parents before her nuptials

A bride-to-be who was abducted and sold as a child poses in her wedding dress to make heartfelt plea for help in finding her birth parents.

A bride-to-be who was abducted and sold as a child poses in her wedding dress to make heartfelt plea for help in finding her birth parents.

22 Jun 2022 - 9:00AM
Teen girl in China steals US$18,000 meant for sick mother’s operation to go on a shopping spree

Police in China helping a distraught woman recover some of the money she’d saved for an operation after her daughter stole it and blew it on online games, mobile phones and clothing.

Police in China helping a distraught woman recover some of the money she’d saved for an operation after her daughter stole it and blew it on online games, mobile phones and clothing.

21 Jun 2022 - 9:00AM
Man losing US$210,000 over US$110 refund shocks Chinese public, highlights online fraudsters reaping massive returns from gullible internet shoppers

Chinese social media abuzz after internet scammers trick a Dalian man out of his life savings totalling more than 1.4 million yuan (US$210,000).

Chinese social media abuzz after internet scammers trick a Dalian man out of his life savings totalling more than 1.4 million yuan (US$210,000).

20 Jun 2022 - 9:00AM
‘Find a sperm donor’: Chinese doctor shocked to find failed-pregnancy patient is married to son of her paternal aunt

A video of a college-educated patient who married her cousin and telling a doctor about a string of failed pregnancies sparks online debate.

A video of a college-educated patient who married her cousin and telling a doctor about a string of failed pregnancies sparks online debate.

19 Jun 2022 - 9:00AM
Total recall: Chinese wife nurses stroke-stricken husband back from the brink using the power of love

Chinese social media falls in love with an elderly couple who battled together to overcome a terrible medical condition

Chinese social media falls in love with an elderly couple who battled together to overcome a terrible medical condition

20 Jun 2022 - 12:30PM