TRAVEL

Strange Haunts

Five places in China famous for paranormal events

NEWS

Viral Week Ep. 250

Covid-19 comes back, driver fakes assault, kids imitate paintings, and homeowner disappoints thief—it’s Viral Week

ARTS

Gallery: A Sense of Belongings

Art Factory exhibition “All We Love” mixes technology and nostalgia to ponder the meaning of home

FOOD

Mock Meat Revolution

Environmental concerns and a pork shortage are fueling a growing Chinese market in meat substitutes

LANGUAGE

Fangyan Friday: Wherefore ‘Er’ Thou?

A guide to the tricky sound that defines Beijing

FILM

Memory Lanes

The Dashilar Short Film Festival presents a changing neighborhood through the eyes of youth

ANCIENT HISTORY

Spring in the Forbidden City

The Palace Museum gives an inside look on how emperors celebrated the lunar new year

ARTS

Master of Mimicry

A master of “vocal acrobatics” makes sound effects with his mouth, and describes how to train for this 2,000-year-old art

TECHNOLOGY

Tech Thursday: The Future of Flushing

From wifi to water fountains, China’s “toilet revolution” will be televisual, as cities compete to apply the latest technology in public restrooms

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

‘Star’ Bucks

Why are Chinese millennials queueing for hours just to get in a cafe? TWOC looks into the world of “internet famous” desserts and drinks

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