Five Mega Scandals From China’s Annual Consumer Rights Festival

From chemical rice to monstrous “water armies,” here are the most shocking consumer rights scandals revealed during China’s annual “3.15 Gala”


How Ancient Chinese Scammers Tricked Consumers

Ancient Chinese consumers had to watch out for all manner of frauds and fake goods


Chinese Consumers Still Don’t Trust Food Additives

Why do Chinese consumers fear additives in their food?


Soy Sauce Brand Faces Additives Controversy and Other Trending News

Soy sauce brand faces questions over additives, tech billionaire settles sexual assault case, turtle falls from eighth story and survives, Qingdao landmark collapses after heavy rain—it’s Viral Week


Centuries-Old Bridge in Fujian Burns Down and Other Trending News

Flash flood kills seven in Sichuan, exorbitantly priced designer bike shocks netizens, 932-year-old bridge burns down, Billboard launches Chinese edition—it’s Viral Week


Heart-Wrenching Story of Rural Uncle Inspires Viewers and Other Trending News

Viral video of rural “uncle” inspires netizens, temple in Nanjing caught memorializing war criminals, giant screen crushes dancers, pink-haired woman suffers cyberbullying—it’s Viral Week


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?


Covid-19 Health Code Drops Asterisks and Other Trending News

Asterisk dropped from Covid-19 travel code, woman fakes Russian history on Wikipedia, emojis used in court, father cries over son’s math score—it’s Viral Week


Ugly School Textbook Controversy and Other Trending News

Dancing Psyduck toy goes viral, ugly textbook illustrations panned, undergraduate rejected from job for being “too old,” man scales 37 floors unaided—it’s Viral Week


End of the Line: How to Beat China’s Scam Callers

Our guide to identifying and dealing with common phone scams