Explainer: Why China Experiences Reoccurring Floods

China has a long history of flooding.

by Yicheng Gu, 29 July 2021

Explainer: The Plum Rain Season of East Asia

The East Asian rainy season, or meiyu, usually lasts from July to August. But why?

by Ned Kelly, 12 June 2021

Explainer: Everything You Need to Know About the Gaokao

China's annual high-stakes, high-pressure college entrance exam, explained.

by Cathy Wu, 07 June 2021

Explainer: Everything You Need to Know About Qingming

Have no idea what Tomb-Sweeping Day is all about? We're here to explain.

by Cathy Wu, 01 April 2021

Explainer: Why People Cut Their Hair on Longtaitou Festival

It was a tradition in the past for folks to lineup outside barbershops on Longtaitou Festival, waiting for their first haircut of the New Year.

by Ryan Gandolfo, 15 March 2021

Explainer: Women's Day's Revolutionary Roots

We take a look at the origins and customs of China's 'sanba,' aka International Women's Day.

by Daniel Plafker, 08 March 2021

Explainer: Just What Exactly Are the 'Two Sessions'?

What are the Two Sessions? Should you care? We're here to answer your questions.

by Lucas dos Santos, 02 March 2021

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