NEWS

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Rural Banks?

Rural banks were supposed to help farmers make a living and remote areas develop. How did they become so problematic?

NEWS

Depositors Protest After Bank Blocks Withdrawals and Other Trending News

Protests by bank depositors who can’t withdraw money, knife attack at Shanghai hospital, Jay Chou new album splits opinion, and netizens fear non-melting ice cream—it’s Viral Week

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TECHNOLOGY

Golden Fleecers

China’s efficient “e-connoisseurs” scam businesses—sometimes with their blessing

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SOCIETY

The Great Unbanked

Millions have opened accounts in the last decade, but China’s banks still strive for financial inclusion

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NEWS

QR Woes

The limits to mobile payment systems

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SOCIETY

Morbid Mansions

With bargains hard to find, desperate homebuyers look to “murder homes”

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NEWS

Multi-level Misery

Despite illegality and violence, pyramid schemes are still frustrating both victims and police

TECHNOLOGY

The Price of Mobile Wallets

An inability to recall payments leaves some WeChat and Alipay users high and dry

TECHNOLOGY

Credit Crunch

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

ARTS

Meet China’s female Donald Trump

Mi Meng is a social media star with grand promises—but is she just a troll?

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