You Can Now Easily Switch Between WeChat Accounts on Latest iOS Update

Users can now toggle between multiple account profiles on a single device.

by Daniel Plafker, 31 January 2018

Explainer: Women's Day's Revolutionary Roots

We take a look at the origins and customs of China's 'sanba,' aka International Women's Day.

by Daniel Plafker, 08 March 2021

McDonald's Fabled 'Szechuan' Sauce Arrives in China

McDonald’s legendary limited edition 'Szechuan Flavored Dipping Sauce,' of Rick and Morty fame, is coming to China.

by Daniel Plafker, 27 March 2018

Work Permit Applicants in China Can Now Verify Diplomas Online

Web portal for document verification for expats replaces China's tedious notary process for foreign academic degrees.

by Daniel Plafker, 24 January 2018

6-Day Visa-Free Transit Rolls Out Around China

144-hour visa-free stays are now allowed for Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei, with all of Guangdong province set to follow suit next year.

by Daniel Plafker, 28 December 2017

Man on the Street: Eel Monger

Xie has spent 10 long years hawking his slithering charges, all of which are farmed in Guangdong.

by Daniel Plafker, 17 May 2018

South China's Boat People Adrift on Uncertain Tides

The rich water-faring culture of the Tanka people has no institutional outlet for expression or preservation and has, in some places, faded.

by Daniel Plafker, 01 June 2018

Harsh New Penalties for Naughty Mobike Users

The shared bike firm's social credit ranking system is about to get some teeth.

by Daniel Plafker, 28 February 2018

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