Explainer: The Fishy Chinese Origin of Ketchup

The word ketchup has Fujian roots, but does it hold any other resemblance to its ancestry?

by Joshua Cawthorpe, 28 August 2020

Win Gifts for Clearing Your Plate with This WeChat Mini Program

An app that rewards users for empty plates is gaining in popularity with the ongoing campaign to tackle China's food waste problem.

by Joshua Cawthorpe, 26 August 2020

No New Locally Transmitted Cases Reported on Chinese Mainland

China's National Health Commission announced that there were no new COVID-19 cases on the mainland from Thursday.

by Joshua Cawthorpe, 21 August 2020

China Confirms 68 COVID-19 Cases in One Day, Highest Since April

Chinese health authorities reported 68 confirmed cases of COVID-19 yesterday, the highest single day spike on the mainland since April.

by Joshua Cawthorpe, 28 July 2020

We Tried Meat Floss Ice Cream for the First and Last Time

China is home to a plethora of ice cream flavors that are certainly not 'vanilla.'

by Joshua Cawthorpe, 09 July 2020

Here's Where China's Biggest Online Shoppers Live

A report on 2019 data from China's Ministry of Commerce shows Guangdong consumers made up nearly a quarter of total online retail spending.

by Joshua Cawthorpe, 07 July 2020

We Tried Subway's Mysterious Avocado Cheese Chicken Nuggets

If you put lipstick on a pig, it's still a pig. If you fill a chicken nugget with goo, it's still a chicken nugget.

by Joshua Cawthorpe, 08 June 2020

US Set to Suspend Flights From Chinese Airlines

The Trump administration plans to suspend Chinese airlines from landing in the US in response to exclusion from China's resumed flight schedule.

by Joshua Cawthorpe, 04 June 2020

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