China Considers Dropping English as Core Subject, Again

A proposal to make English an elective subject rather than a compulsory one has sparked a divisive dialogue on Chinese social media.

by Joshua Cawthorpe, 10 March 2021

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

New COVID-19 Cases Reported Across Chinese Mainland

In recent days, cases have been reported in Shanghai, Tianjin, Anhui and Yunnan.

by Joshua Cawthorpe, 11 November 2020

China-US Travel Could Return to Normal by August: CDC

Chinese experts and lawmakers believe that vaccine passports could facilitate the removal of mandatory quarantines for travelers.

by Joshua Cawthorpe, 04 March 2021

We Tried McDonald's Roujiamo & They Should Leave It to the Pros

McDonald's recently released their version of the famous Shaanxi delicacy to the dismay of Chinese netizens.

by Joshua Cawthorpe, 19 January 2021

China Begins Shipping COVID-19 Vaccines Around the World

Provinces and some other countries are ordering and receiving shipments of domestically produced COVID-19 vaccines as the world prepares a mass-vaccination.

by Joshua Cawthorpe, 08 December 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

UPDATE: WHO Let the Dogs out on the COVID-19 Origins

A team of international scientists will depart for Wuhan in early January to investigate the origin of the COVID-19 outbreak.

by Joshua Cawthorpe, 17 December 2020

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