This Day in History: Hainan Island Becomes a Province

On April 13, 1988, Hainan Island and its surrounding island groups, formerly a division of Guangdong, were declared an independent province.

by Jesse Pottinger, 13 April 2021

Explainer: Mao Zedong or Mao Tse-tung? We Have the Answer

On paper, the Great Helmsman hasn't always had the same name.

by Jesse Pottinger, 26 August 2019

Air Pollution Could Be as Damaging to Lungs as Smoking, Researchers Claim

The research revealed that a ground-level ozone increase of just three parts per billion can have dire effects on lung health.

by Jesse Pottinger, 14 August 2019

Guangdong Cracks Down on Unqualified Foreign Teachers

The new rules come in response to increased complaints by parents that teachers lack proper credentials, with some said to be on tourist visas.

by Jesse Pottinger, 08 August 2019

KFC's Notorious 'Double Down' Sandwich Now in China and We Tried It

Colonel Sanders just shed a tear from beyond the grave.

by Jesse Pottinger, 06 August 2019

We Tried McDonald's Coca-Cola Chicken Wings and So Should You

Greasy wings with sugary syrup: a yes in our books - besides, healthy is overrated.

by Jesse Pottinger, 05 August 2019

Check Out This Cool New Way to Travel from China to Russia

Navigating through congested airports? No thanks. Driving across hectic land borders? Forget about it.

by Jesse Pottinger, 01 August 2019

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