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TECHNOLOGY

The Digital Hermits Going Analog

Living smartphone-less in China in the digital age

TECHNOLOGY

Reform and Dialing Up: The Early Days of the Chinese Netizen

When was the term “wangmin” coined, and how did China’s cyberspace evolve from the first-generation of netizens to today?

GALLERY

Famous Chinese Artists Are Embracing NFTs. Can Crypto-Natives Catch Up?

In the Chinese NFT world, reputation and connections prove just as important as in the offline traditional art scene

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SOCIETY

The Price of Beauty Online

Critique of influencers has become a weapon for shaming female internet users

ARTS

Coloring Outside the Digital Lines: Why Chinese NFT Artists Look Abroad

Regulations and low quality in the Chinese digital scene has led the brightest of the nation’s crypto-artists to pin their hopes on international markets

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ARTS

A Token Project: Can NFT Art Flourish in China?

NFTs are increasingly popular in China’s art world, but their dubious legal status may stop them from taking off

FEMINISM

The Low Bar for Online Defamation in China

Several women have been falsely accused of promiscuity and “money worship” online, highlighting a lack of legal protection against internet rumors

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TECHNOLOGY

Losing Face

Facial recognition technology surges in China, but privacy protections fail to catch up

TECHNOLOGY

Walled-Off: Pinyin Input

Third-party input systems for typing in Chinese

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NEWS

Phony Philanthropy

Crowdfunding has become a helpful but controversial charity channel

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