STREET TALK

Going for Broke: Slang for the Cash-Strapped

After spending all their wages on Singles Day shopping, how do Chinese netizens talk about being low on funds?

IDIOMS

Choice Chengyu: Sayings About Spending for Singles Day

Idioms about money for spendthrifts and cheapskates this November 11 shopping festival

STREET TALK

The Singles Day Slang of China’s Online Shopaholics

The November 11 shopping festival means buying from “sales demons,” paying “IQ taxes,” and getting “grass-planted” by livestreamers

TRAVEL

How Hangzhou Helped Jack Ma Build a Digital Empire

Hangzhou has birthed some of China's biggest tech companies

LIFE, SOCIETY

Reason to Celebrate

Besides Singles Day, here are some other invented festivities that go on each year

TECHNOLOGY

Credit Crunch

China’s “cashless society” will be developed from existing credit schemes—but how reliable are they?

TECHNOLOGY

Open Sesame

From shopping online to renting bikes, Chinese citizens are contributing to the fabric of their own supervision

LIVING IN CHINA

Wheel Life China: The Fast and the Furious

Male bonding and machismo help grease the wheels of a billion-dollar food fight

LIVING IN CHINA

Wheel Life China: Daily Express

From warehouse to door, Hatty Liu spends 24 hours with the courier army ferrying packages across the city

TRAVEL, SOCIETY

Taobao Town

Ten years of e-commerce in China’s countryside

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