The Beverage Company That Made China’s Richest Man

Chinese billionaire Zong Qinghou’s death has led to a surge of nostalgia for Wahaha, the brand he founded in 1988


Weird and Colorful Proposals from this Year’s “Two Sessions”

Some of the most notable and controversial proposals from the annual meetings of China’s legislative bodies


2022: A Major Year for Feminist Issues in China

From outrage against gender-based violence to significant strides for women in sciences and sports, here are the important stories in the realm of gender and feminist news this year


Jiang Zemin Passes Away and Other Trending News

China’s former president dies aged 96, multiple cities relax Covid restrictions, Chinese tea granted World Heritage status, astronauts return from space—it’s Viral Week


World of Warcraft to Go Offline and Other Trending News

World of Warcraft may leave China, woman tricked into having head shaved, luxury potato chip bag sells out, Beijing’s top soccer team loses to amateurs—it’s Viral Week


Officials Reaffirm “Zero Covid” Amid Outbreaks and Other Trending News

Local governments’ Covid prevention measures criticized, lonely students make cardboard pets, luxury earrings put official in hot water, teacher dies after online trolls disrupt classes—it’s Viral Week


“Lipstick King” Li Jiaqi Returns and Other Trending News

Li Jiaqi returns, Tangshan assault perpetrator gets 24 years, netizens question lack of menstrual pads for sale on trains, betel nut bans—it’s Viral Week


Sheep Game Goes Viral and Other Trending News

Sheep-raising game on WeChat goes viral, quarantine bus crash kills 27, woman on solo road trip seeks divorce, and monkeypox found in Chongqing—it’s Viral Week


China Reacts to Queen’s Death and Other Trending News

Netizens react to death of Elizabeth II, celebrity arrested for soliciting prositutes, vlogger banned after eating wasp, man trapped in balloon for two days—it’s Viral Week


HPV Vaccine Availability Expanded and Other Trending News

Cinema labels 37-year-olds “elderly,” drunk driver drags victim along for one kilometer, doctors warn against mixing herbal medicine with coffee, serial exam-taker plans 15th re-sit—it’s Viral Week