I Sacrificed 16 Years to the Mines

Miner-poet Chen Nianxi tells the harrowing story of his 20 years working as a blaster underground

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Is “Saturday Fiction” too edgy for China’s mainstream? | Film Review

Gong Li’s yarn of empowered female espionage in war-torn Shanghai aimed big at the Chinese box office, but confuses complexity for entertainment

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The “Designer” Bags of Ancient China

Centuries before Chanel and Hermès became status symbols, ancient Chinese could tell a person’s rank from the bag they carried

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Viral Week: First Chinese Woman Visits Space Station and Other Trending News

Three more astronauts visit Tianhe space station, murder in Shanghai, LinkedIn leaves China, otter rewarded for saving cellphone—it’s Viral Week

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Exploring Humanity’s Many Possible AI Futures | Book Review

Entrepreneur Kai-Fu Lee and sci-fi writer Chen Qiufan weave fiction and technical explanation to illustrate the opportunities and pitfalls of artificial intelligence

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Celebrating Confucius’s 2,725th Birthday

A ceremony at Beijing’s 14th century Confucius temple celebrates a sage's birth based on 2,000-year-old traditions

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Will Reality TV Save Chinese Stand-Up Comedy?

Why did comedy show “Rock & Roast” get famous—and will its popularity last?

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TWOC Tales with a Twist @Soi Bao Chao

  • August 18, 2021
  • Soi Bao Chao, 10 Baochao Hutong | 东城区 东城区宝钞胡同10号
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Join us for a night of storytelling in this open-mic evening where you can come and share one of your adventures, a fictional story or something that happened for real!

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TWOC Tales with a Twist

  • July 14, 2021
  • The Great Outdoors 野友趣精酿餐酒吧
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Join us on July 14th for a night of stories where fact and fiction blend. During this open mic event, people can share stories, whether real or not. The crowd will be the judge if they believe your story!

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What is the Future of China’s Animation Industry?

  • June 26, 2021
  • The Great Outdoors 野友趣精酿餐酒吧
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On June 26, join us for an exclusive events with influential guests from the animation industry in China.

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