A baby went viral in China for hanging out upside down (left) and textbooks in China were deemed ugly (right). Photo: SCMP composite
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Smiling baby hangs upside down, ugly maths textbooks and fire-breathing fail
26 May 2022 - 6:00PM

In this week’s Quirky China, a baby is taped relaxing upside down out of his cot, a set of maths textbooks is considered hideous, and a student burns his face during a fire-breathing performance.

A baby went viral in China for hanging out upside down (left) and textbooks in China were deemed ugly (right). Photo: SCMP composite
Smiling baby hangs upside down, ugly maths textbooks and fire-breathing fail

In this week’s Quirky China, a baby is taped relaxing upside down out of his cot, a set of maths textbooks is considered hideous, and a student burns his face during a fire-breathing performance.

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A shocking video circulating on social media of a student in China being brutally beaten in class by a teacher has triggered a debate on school safety.

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My Hong Kong | Learning Cantonese could save lives in places like San Francisco

In cities home to large overseas Chinese communities, Cantonese should be about more than just cultural preservation and should be integrated into their infrastructure.

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Xie Xiaozhen, a 76-year-old Chinese grandmother who fought off a violent attack in San Francisco with a wooden stick in March 2021, could not communicate with first responders as she only spoke Taishanese, which is related to Cantonese.
My Hong Kong | Learning Cantonese could save lives in places like San Francisco

In cities home to large overseas Chinese communities, Cantonese should be about more than just cultural preservation and should be integrated into their infrastructure.

1 Jan 2022 - 11:15AM
My Hong Kong | Why mahjong is more than just a game and deserves our respect

When three US women tried to ‘respectfully refresh’ the design of mahjong tiles, the cultural appropriation caused worldwide outrage. But mahjong is more than just a game, it teaches us about who we are.

When three US women tried to ‘respectfully refresh’ the design of mahjong tiles, the cultural appropriation caused worldwide outrage. But mahjong is more than just a game, it teaches us about who we are.

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China has been able to show a strong recovery from the economic impact of the coronavirus, but consumer spending has lagged behind the manufacturing sector.

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