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Everything you wanted to know about the Year of the Monkey.

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Hint: Racist marketing.

by Erik Crouch, 13 July 2015

Explainer: Why China is in for a Stormy Summer

Typhoon trifecta kicks off a potentially record year for the Pacific cyclone season.

by Ella Wong, 13 July 2015

Explainer: The Chinese Reason That All No. 2 Pencils Are Yellow

Today in 'Things you didn't realize China had any part in.'

by Erik Crouch, 07 July 2015

Explainer: Why Taylor Swift's Chinese Nickname is Moldy

The puntastic reason behind Tay Tay’s mildewed Middle Kingdom moniker.

by Ella Wong, 06 July 2015

Explainer: How China Got its Flag

How China got its stars - and almost its stripes.

by Erik Crouch, 02 July 2015

Explainer: Chinese Split Pants (NSFW: Baby Butts)

The ancient Chinese tradition of open-crotch pants.

by Erik Crouch, 26 June 2015

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