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Air pollution is killing around 4,000 people per day in China. (Image: Pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Why Do Chinese Wear Masks?

There are many reasons why the Chinese people wear masks while in the U.S. — pollution is everywhere, as are airborne illnesses. But why is the mask-wearing trend primarily limited to East Asian people? Is there a valid reason to wear…

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Suicide Game Sparks ‘Whale Hunt’ in China

China is cracking down on an online suicide game called “Blue Whale” that originated in Russia. Authorities have begun blocking keywords related to the game on local search engines, and numerous game groups on social media have been dissolved. On May 12, a Chinese teen…

Why is cycling still so popular in China? (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Why Is Cycling Still Popular in China?

China has long been known as the world’s center for bicycles. According to a publication by the Earth Policy Institute, although there has been a rapid multiplication of cars in China over the past few decades, the bicycle remains an…

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Why Do Chinese Wear Masks?

There are many reasons why the Chinese people wear masks while in the U.S. — pollution is everywhere, as are airborne illnesses. But why is the mask-wearing trend primarily limited to…

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Suicide Game Sparks ‘Whale Hunt’ in China

China is cracking down on an online suicide game called “Blue Whale” that originated in Russia. Authorities have begun blocking keywords related to the game on local search engines, and numerous game groups…

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A Humble Chinese Worker’s Contribution to America

In the prestigious Columbia University, the department of East Asian Studies, there is a post for special studies of Chinese culture and Han teachings called the “Dean Lung Professorship,” which…

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Why Is Cycling Still Popular in China?

China has long been known as the world’s center for bicycles. According to a publication by the Earth Policy Institute, although there has been a rapid multiplication of cars in…

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What Led a School Boy to Fabricate a Crime Scene

“The dog ate my homework” is an English expression purported to be a favorite excuse made by schoolchildren explaining their failure to turn in an assignment on time. However, this…

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When Chinese Were Banned From the U.S.

On January 27, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order barring the entry of foreign nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries — Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, and Iraq…

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4 Benefits of Studying Abroad

Studying abroad has many benefits that help you grow professionally and personally. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity that allows students to expand their horizons. In 2016 alone, international…

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Pigs Can Fly, at Least on This Farm in China

While Mainland China media outlets are using headlines such as “Pigs Forced to Commit Suicide,” this is not exactly the situation. Huang Demin, a pig farmer from Ningxiang County, Hunan…

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Why Is China’s Middle Class Migrating Abroad?

Recent articles about Mainland Chinese migrating abroad have appeared in French and Hong Kong media reports. Despite the efforts by the state to discouraging the practice, the rate at which…