The Story Behind China’s Largest Volunteer Rescue Team

Blue Sky Rescue Team volunteers sacrifice time, money, and sometimes their lives to help disaster victims


The Photos That Defined 2023

The year’s biggest news stories captured on camera


“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


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


Blast in Hebei Kills Two and Other Trending News

Explosion kills two and injures 22, “gaokao” results released, farmers allowed to pay for property with wheat, Hong Kong floating restaurant sinks—it’s Viral Week


Furious Bank Customers Get Red Health Codes and Other Trending News

Improper use of health codes sparks outrage, Beijing bar shut down after Covid outbreak, education company pivots to livestreaming, male student expelled for drugging female classmate—it’s Viral Week


Close Encounters: Inside Chinese UFO Hunters’ Search for Extraterrestrial Life

As interest in science fiction and space exploration grows, China’s grassroots UFO enthusiasts continue to search for answers


Mudslide Causes Fatal Train Crash and Other Trending News

High-speed train driver killed in crash, man struck by lightning on dragon boat, four dead in Sichuan earthquake, gradual reopening in Shanghai and Beijing —it’s Viral Week


53 Dead in Building Collapse and Other Trending News

Cooking and cleaning added to school curriculum, Weibo shows users’ locations, Beijing Covid-19 restrictions tighten, Changsha building collapses—it’s Viral Week


What’s Ailing China’s Trauma-Response System?

The aftermath of the MU5735 air crash brings attention to the need of long-term psychological support for victims of disasters and their families