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The Sky-High Stakes of Chinese Pigeon Racing

With big money invading pigeon-racing, hobbyists wonder about the future of their time-honored sport

ANCIENT HISTORY

Ancient China's April Fools' Day

China's practical jokers were pranking centuries before the Western festival

HISTORY, TRAVEL

Woven History: Li Textile Culture

The Li people of Hainan were at the forefront of Chinese textile development for centuries, and still use traditional methods today

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Age-Old Question

Due to a tradition known “nominal” or “fictitious age,” many Chinese claim to be a year or two older than their actual birth

TRADITIONAL CULTURE, NEWS

Schools for Scandal

Traditional values or blatant misogyny? “Female virtue” classes cause uproar

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