This Day in History: China's Otherworldly 'Alien Sky Spiral' of 1981

A giant spiral in the sky, a spiral allegedly seen by 10 million people in Sichuan and Yunnan provinces.

by Matthew Bossons, 23 July 2021

This Day in History: Did This Chinese Man Have Sex With an Alien?

There's strange, and then there's this story...

by Matthew Bossons, 07 June 2021

This Day in History: Mysterious Fireballs Flatten Guizhou Forest

The circumstances surrounding this story have captured the imaginations of UFO investigators across the Middle Kingdom and beyond.

by Matthew Bossons, 30 November 2020

The Haunting of Beijing's Metro Line 1

Beijing's Metro Line 1 has a mysterious and eerie past...

by Matthew Bossons, 22 October 2020

Kaiser Kuo on the Origins of Heavy Metal in China

In June, we caught up with Kuo to chat about the history of metal in China and the state of the genre today.

by Matthew Bossons, 31 July 2020

Mamahuhu, the China Comedy Video Troupe Everyone Knows

The team behind comedy troupe Mamahuhu ​are unquestionably among China’s most celebrated entertainers

by Matthew Bossons, 30 June 2020

Meet the China Daily Columnist Upholding the Immortal Science of Marxism

Since moving from the US to Beijing, Ian Goodrum has built an avid following, thanks largely to his insightful columns in China Daily and People’s World.

by Matthew Bossons, 17 June 2020

The Incredible Life of Isabel Crook, Chinese Medal of Friendship Recipient

Born in Chengdu, Sichuan in December of 1915, Isabel witnessed some of the biggest events of the 20th century through a Chinese lens.

by Matthew Bossons, 15 June 2020

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