FILM

Is “Saturday Fiction” too edgy for China’s mainstream? | Film Review

Gong Li’s yarn of empowered female espionage in war-torn Shanghai aimed big at the Chinese box office, but confuses complexity for entertainment

NEWS

Viral Week Ep. 182

Viral Week is our weekly round-up of the weekend’s trending memes, humor, rumor, gossip, and everything else Chinese netizens are chatting about. It’s the perfect start to the week.

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Toddler Training

A 5-year-old’s 15-page CV reflects China’s latest schooling phenomenon: the Super Kid

NEWS

Viral Week Ep. 174

Shanghai on lockdown, train tyrant gets blacklisted (but not molester), Chongqing bus revelations, and anchor unrattled by earthquake—it’s Viral Week

LIFE, TECHNOLOGY

Luxury on Loan

After bicycles and umbrellas, premium goods and cars enter the Chinese sharing economy

TRAVEL

Year Of The Mouse

TWOC takes a stroll through Main Street, China

TRAVEL

China’s Worst Tourist Spots?

A sampling of China’s worst tourist spots, according to disgruntled travelers on TripAdvisor

ARTS

Big Data

China’s Top 10 favorite websites, according to city

HISTORY, LIFE, TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Retro-tourism

They may look like 70s and 80s nostalgia, but these tourist sites aren’t that old

LANGUAGE

Called to Heel

Why Chinese smear Jiangsu people as ‘dogs’

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