NEWS

2020 in Scams

Strange and audacious swindles from this year’s headlines

NEWS

Beware Buyers

Fake transaction videos are a new feature of China’s beleaguered overseas purchase industry

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Dynasty of Dupes

China’s imperial legacy offers a local spin on a classic scam

NEWS

Viral Week Ep. 179

Sorghum worship, misogyny for minors, child abduction hoax, a pregnancy labor dispute, and the price for raising a god—it’s Viral Week

NEWS

Complainer’s Calamity

China has a history of business abusing local laws to persecute enemies

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Con Country

The Book of Swindles reveals a Ming society riddled with dishonesty, debauchery, and double dealing

TECHNOLOGY

More products too weird for Taobao (maybe)

More illegal or controversial products from the online marketplace

HEALTH

Suicide exposes seedy world of dating scams

Death of IT entrepreneur’s death frays public’s trust in strangers

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