Explainer: Everything You Need to Know About the Party Congress

What's the deal with those meetings in Beijing this week?

by That's, 17 October 2017

Explainer: Why People Cut Their Hair on Longtaitou Festival

It was a tradition in the past for folks to lineup outside barbershops on Longtaitou Festival, waiting for their first haircut of the New Year.

by Ryan Gandolfo, 15 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

Explainer: Here's Why Pork is Getting Much More Expensive in China

China leads the world in pork production, producing over 54 million metric tons of pork in 2018.

by Ryan Gandolfo, 01 August 2019

Explainer: Everything You Need to Know About the Year of the Pig

The Pig has gradually become a sign of fortune and affluence.

by Yuzhou Hu, 02 February 2019

Explainer: Everything You Need to Know About the Year of the Rat

The Cat and the Rat were once best friends before trickery pushed one into a river.

by That's, 22 January 2020

Explainer: China's Maritime Dope Slingers

Putting modern drug scandals into historical context.

by George McKibbens, 16 March 2016

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