Explainer: Why Beijing Gets Central Heating Yet the South is Left in the Cold

When the ancient Huai River-Qin Mountains Line and the days of central planning combine...

by Ned Kelly, 05 November 2021

Explainer: Everything You Need to Know About October Holiday

Take a break from your holiday planning to find out why you're having one in the first place.

by William Lee, 30 September 2021

Explainer: Everything You Need to Know About Mid-Autumn Festival

What's with all those mooncakes?

by Jonty Dixon, 17 September 2021

Explainer: The Story of Qixi, AKA Chinese Valentine's Day

The Disney-worthy tale of the weaving girl and the cowherd.

by Ella Wong, 11 August 2021

Explainer: Why China Experiences Reoccurring Floods

China has a long history of flooding.

by Yicheng Gu, 29 July 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: How May 1 Became International Workers' Day

Why does China have a holiday for wrongly executed US terror suspects?

by Ryan Kilpatrick, 29 April 2021

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