The Rise and Fall of China’s OG Social Media Platforms

With the rise of short video, some of China’s earliest social media platforms have reached the end of their journey, with a few even transforming into a hub for misogynistic content


Why Are Diamonds No Longer China’s Best Friend?

As the diamond market plummets, young Chinese people are finding new alternatives to symbolize their love


The Thin Line: China’s Dangerous Boom in Extreme Weight Loss Techniques

The death of an influencer at a weight loss camp throws the spotlight on China’s unregulated and dangerous weight loss industry


Can Anything Save China’s Fast Food Brands?

Once applauded for their high-end take on classic Chinese dishes, “internet famous” restaurants are now struggling to retain customers


Last Lockdown: Why Are China’s Campuses Still Closed to the Public?

Months after “zero-Covid” policies disappeared around China, many colleges and universities still have yet to lift campus entry restrictions


Post-Pandemic, Are Chinese Music Lovers Ready to Rock Again?

Music festivals in China are back after the pandemic hiatus. But inflated prices, poor site management, and a lack of diverse lineups leaves attendees disappointed


Meet the Chinese College Grads Who Took Up Blue-Collar Jobs

From assembly lines to massage parlors, four young people with university degrees recount the joy and pain from taking up low-skilled labor


Why Are Sad Frogs Invading China’s Streets?

An invasion of people in frog costumes has taken China’s internet by storm—and posed a challenge to urban management


The Future of China’s Elderly Care is Young

Can young professionals change geriatric care in China, or will it change them first?


How Baijiu Reinvented Itself for Chinese Youth

China’s traditional liquor was supposed to be out of touch, but it’s proving the doubters wrong by adapting to the social media age