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Remembering China’s Fleeting Moment in World Cup History

For one short period in 2001 and 2002, China’s men’s soccer team was the pride of a jubilant nation

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Liberation Day | Short Story

Author Han Jinliang’s contribution to the growing body of Chinese Covid literature on pandemic restrictions and collective loss

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Jiang Zemin Passes Away and Other Trending News

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Could a Lake in Xinjiang Host China’s Loch Ness Monster?

Since the 13th century, a mysterious creature in Kanas Lake has been killing livestock and baffling researchers

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The Digital Hermits Going Analog

Living smartphone-less in China in the digital age

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Four Ancient Chinese Female Scientists History Didn’t Forget

From weaving to medicine to math, these badass scientists left their mark on history, despite the patriarchal obstacles in their path

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Spooky Scary Storytelling!

  • October 26, 2022
  • Beijing S0I BAR 共和酒吧 8 Huayuan Qianxiang 东城区花园前巷乙8号-X
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A night full of scary stories with The World of Chinese!

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Join TWOC at the Aotu Space Summer Art Fair!

  • August 12, 2022
  • Venue 凹凸空间.AOTUSPACE 北新桥头条67号 -NO67.TOUTIAO BEIXINQIAO
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Join us this weekend at the Summer Art Fair

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Halloween TWOC Tales Special @Soi Bao Chao

  • October 27, 2021
  • Soi Bao Chao, 10 Baochao Hutong | 东城区 东城区宝钞胡同10号
  • Free

Join us for a spooky night of storytelling in this open-mic evening where you can come and share one of your adventures, a fictional story or something that happened for real! Come disguised and share with us your most "unnatural" and "scary" story!

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