Jaded: Why Is an Imperial Chinese Beauty Tool Suddenly Popular in America?

Jade has held a special place in Chinese culture for centuries. But abroad, jade rollers were practically unknown until 2016.

by Noelle Mateer, additional reporting by Lu Qinxin, 10 July 2018

This Week in History: The Marco Polo Bridge Incident

On July 7, 1937, the cataclysmic event that led to the start of the Second Sino-Japanese War.

by Steve George, 08 July 2018

This Week in History: Founding of the Communist Party

The Communist Party of China turns 97 this month, founded in Shanghai in July 1921.

by Ned Kelly, 02 July 2018

This Week in History: Hong Kong Handed Back to China

On July 1, 1997, China resumed its control of Hong Kong after 156 years of British rule.

by Adrienne Hoe, 02 July 2018

A Brief, Hairy History of Women's Rights in China

Hairstyles were closely intertwined with politics over a century of change for women.

by Bailey Hu, 20 June 2018

This Day in History: The PRC Develops the H-Bomb

June 1967 sees China become the world's fourth thermonuclear power.

by Ned Kelly, 17 June 2018

Explainer: The Story Behind Dragon Boat Festival

What's with all these dragon boats anyway?

by Cathy Wu, 14 June 2018

This Day in History: Zhu Jianhua Sets High Jump Record

On June 11, 1983 Shanghai-born high jumper Zhu Jianhua cleared 2.37m at a meet in Beijing, setting a new world record.

by Ned Kelly, 11 June 2018

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