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


Two Sessions Proposals You May Have Missed

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


Her Havens: The Struggle Over Female-Only Spaces

Female-only spaces are proliferating, but not everybody is happy about it


China’s Pet Psychics Promise to Bridge the Species Gap

Netizens are turning to “pet communicators” to improve their relationships with their furry friends, despite a lack of science behind these animal psychics


Degrees of Disillusionment: What’s Driving China’s Certification Craze?

Young workers are turning to qualifications, exams, and certificates to stay ahead in a competitive job market and to feel productive in their spare time


12 Hours in the Lipstick King’s E-Commerce Empire

Amid the fervor of Singles Day, a 12-hour livestream with e-commerce luminary Li Jiaqi unveils his many talents beyond mere marketing savvy


Creativity Meets Constraint: China’s Video Games Head to Overseas Markets

Chinese game developers hoping to dodge bureaucracy and make profits abroad still face problems with localization


How Women in Small Towns Got a Taste For Gold

Women in China’s lower-tier cities and towns are increasingly buying gold accessories for investment and prestige


Prepared to Fail: Cafeterias and Restaurants Face Backlash for Pre-Made Meals

A school canteen scandal has Chinese consumers rethinking their growing demand for pre-prepared and ready-to-eat meals


Welcome to China’s Most International Small Town

Despite being a small county-level city 300 kilometers from Shanghai, Yiwu has 10,000 foreign residents from over 100 countries