This Day in History: China Enacts New Marriage Law

When Mao Zedong famously declared "Women hold up half the sky."

by Ned Kelly, 27 April 2022

This Day in History: The Funeral of Ruan Lingyu

The Shanghainese silent film star had taken her own life at the age of just 24.

by Ned Kelly, 14 March 2022

This Day in History: US Passes Chinese Exclusion Act

The act effectively ended Chinese immigration to the US for 60 years.

by Ned Kelly, 29 April 2022

What You Need to Know About China's Recent Drug Crackdown

Drug-related detentions and deportations are on the rise.

by Ned Kelly, 26 November 2018

Coffins, Cigars & Concubines: Dogmeat, China's Basest Warlord

The day warlord Zhang Zongchang found out that it's a dog eat dog world.

by Ned Kelly, 03 September 2021

This Day in History: China Develops the Hydrogen Bomb

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

by Ned Kelly, 17 June 2022

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

This Day in History: Anna May Wong's Shanghai Express

The first Chinese-American movie star's struggle for acceptance in the land of her ancestors.

by Ned Kelly, 14 January 2021

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