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China’s ‘sissy pants phenomenon’: Beijing fears negative impact of ‘sickly culture’ on teenagers

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Applying foundation, nose contouring and filling in eyebrows are standard practice for many women getting ready to head out. Key points: Xinhua says the portrayal...

Fan Bingbing: Vanished Chinese star ‘not socially responsible’

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Chinese film star Fan Bingbing has been ranked last in a report judging A-list celebrities on how "socially responsible" they are, fuelling further speculation about the whereabouts of the actress, who has not been seen in public for more than two months.

China’s Xi says ideology work ‘absolutely correct’ amid trade row criticism

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China's propaganda work has been "absolutely correct" and those who work in the field should be trusted, President Xi Jinping told top officials.

Want a divorce in China? Not if you do well in this quiz

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It's like the American television show the Newlywed Game, but for divorce. In some parts of China, married couples seeking to split up have been asked...

TFBoys’ ‘Go!AMIGO’ Is A Summery Slice Of Pop Propaganda

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The first words of the hit song "Go!AMIGO" are sung in three languages: English, Spanish and Chinese. Its music video shows the three teenage members of TFBoys – China's hottest boy band – gathering friends for a game of baseball.

China’s Tencent Takes Down Chatbot After it Criticizes the Ruling Party

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Chinese internet giant Tencent has taken down a local, Chinese-language chatbot developed with Microsoft's artificial intelligence by a Beijing-based company after it was less...

“Beijing Has 20 Million People Pretending to Live Here”

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On July 23, Chinese blogger Zhang Wumao (real name Zhang Guochen) posted a humorous yet sharp essay criticizing the status quo of life in...

Why Justin Bieber Got Banned from Performing in China

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Until last week, the Dalai Lama had fairly little in common with Justin Bieber. Then the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture issued an injunction...

You’ll never walk alone in Beijing

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When facing the hazards of the capital’s traffic, at least there’s safety in numbers. TWO months ago, when I first stood at a junction of...

Women-Only Trains for City That Blocked Anti-Harassment Ads

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The Guangzhou subway announced Friday that it will begin trials for female-only cars. The move comes after the city earlier this year rebuffed a...

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