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

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

by Ella Wong, 21 August 2020

Explainer: Everything You Need to Know About the Gaokao

China's annual high-stakes, high-pressure college entrance exam, explained.

by Cathy Wu, 07 July 2020

Explainer: The Story Behind Dragon Boat Festival

What's with all these dragon boats anyway?

by Cathy Wu, 24 June 2020

Here's Why Today is Another Shopping Festival in China

The mid-year shopping event is a prime excuse for JD to celebrate its founding while also racking in sales.

by Ryan Gandolfo, 18 June 2020

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, 15 June 2020

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, 20 May 2020

May 20 is Yet Another Chinese Valentine's Day, Here's Why

Are you wondering why your social media feeds are filled with references to the magic number '520?' Prepare yourself for yet another lovers' day...

by Emma Li, 20 May 2020

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