NEWS

China's Live Animal "Mystery Boxes" and Other News

The recent discovery of live animal "mystery boxes" has caused loud uproars

IDIOMS

Choice Chengyu: Purchase Parlance

Ancient idioms derived from buying and selling

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Reason to Celebrate

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

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Tech Thursday: Pinduoduo

After raising 1.6 billion USD floating on the NASDAQ, Chinese group-buying app faces fake goods accusations

LIFE, TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Learning to Love Alibaba’s ‘New Retail’

When one TWOC writer began shopping at Alibaba’s Hema Fresh supermarket, little did she know that she would soon become reliant on its “New Retail” strategy

TECHNOLOGY

More products too weird for Taobao (maybe)

More illegal or controversial products from the online marketplace

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