How (Not) to Handle a PR Crisis in Chinese

A language guide to how Chinese celebrities and companies handle public relations crises...and often make them worse


A Few More Entertainment Scandals for the Year’s End

This year has truly been a celebrity gossip bonanza, with a few more A-listers ending their career at the same time as 2021


Viral Week: Gas Explosion Kills Four and Other Trending News

Famous musician detained for soliciting prostitute, four dead in Shenyang gas explosion, “love psychology” lecture oversubscribed, Beijing Covid-19 outbreak—it’s Viral Week


The Case that Captured the Heart of China’s #MeToo Movement

Why are supporters demonstrating outside the courthouse on this high-profile sexual harassment lawsuit?


Viral Week: Murderer Hides Corpse in Suitcase and Other Trending News

New Covid outbreak leads to lockdowns in Fujian, taxi driver discovers dismembered corpse in suitcase, giant statue relocated at exorbitant cost—it's Viral Week


Viral Week: Father and son reunited after 24 years and other trending news

Father searches 24 years for trafficked son, man steals manhole covers to pay live streamer, a Kris Wu scandal—it's Viral Week


The Moral Burden of Being a Chinese Celebrity

Why do Chinese fans expect social responsibility and absolute morality from stars?


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

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


Building Utopia Via Reality TV

New TV show '50km Taohuawu' tasks celebrities with constructing an ideal community—spoiler alert, they fail


Top Celebrity Scandals of 2019

Fake degrees, political mistakes, and battles with brands—it has been another juicy year for gossip