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

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

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: Why is Chinese New Year Called 'Spring Festival'?

Why doesn't everyone call it that, and why is there no Winter Festival or Summer Festival?

by Ryan Kilpatrick, 21 January 2020

Explainer: Why 12/12 is the Sequel to Singles' Day

The follow-up to everyone's favorite shopping holiday.

by Matthew Bossons, 11 December 2019

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