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

11 Things You Need to Know About Singles' Day

Double 11, China's e-commerce extravaganza explained.

by That's, 10 November 2020

Explainer: The Story Behind Dragon Boat Festival

What's with all these dragon boats anyway?

by Cathy Wu, 24 June 2020

Explainer: Why 12/12 is the Sequel to Singles' Day

The follow-up to everyone's favorite shopping holiday.

by Matthew Bossons, 11 December 2019

Explainer: How Chinese License Plates Work

How to decode registration plates across the country.

by Ryan Kilpatrick, 04 December 2014

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: Why You Get 1 RMB Coins in Shanghai But Bills in Beijing

Ever wonder why you always get one yuan, five mao and one mao coins in Shanghai but in Beijing you get bills instead?

by Ryan Kilpatrick, 12 October 2014

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