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: The Story Behind Dragon Boat Festival

What's with all these dragon boats anyway?

by Cathy Wu, 24 June 2020

WHO Urges China to Issue Nationwide Ban on Smoking

One year after Beijing barred smoking indoors, WHO calls on China to extend the law nationwide.

by Cathy Wu, 31 May 2016

Real-Time Flood and Traffic Apps Coming to Beijing

Starting June 1, Beijing residents can use map apps to steer clear of flooded and congested areas.

by Cathy Wu, 30 May 2016

The World's First Rose Museum is Now Open in Beijing

With the opening of the first-ever rose museum, Beijing is officially in full bloom.

by Cathy Wu, 24 May 2016

Scantily Clad Women Crash the Beijing Auto Show

Multiple reporters dressed in skimpy outfits crashed the show after models were banned from attending.

by Cathy Wu, 26 April 2016

Attack Against Woman in Beijing Hotel Triggers Outrage

An alarming video showing a woman being violently harassed by a stranger in a Beijing hotel has sparked public concern about the safety of women.

by Cathy Wu, 06 April 2016

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