Explainer: China's Reoccurring Floods

China has a long history of flooding.

by Yicheng Gu, 29 July 2021

Explainer: Everything You Need to Know About the Gaokao

China's annual high-stakes, high-pressure college entrance exam, explained.

by Cathy Wu, 07 June 2021

Explainer: How May 1 Became International Workers' Day

Why does China have a holiday for wrongly executed US terror suspects?

by Ryan Kilpatrick, 29 April 2021

Why This Ethnic Minority in China Celebrates Water-Splashing Festival

​The Dai ethnic minority group in Yunnan province sure do know how to party.

by Ryan Gandolfo, 12 April 2021

Explainer: Everything You Need to Know About Qingming

Have no idea what Tomb-Sweeping Day is all about? We're here to explain.

by Cathy Wu, 01 April 2021

Explainer: Why People Cut Their Hair on Longtaitou Festival

It was a tradition in the past for folks to lineup outside barbershops on Longtaitou Festival, waiting for their first haircut of the New Year.

by Ryan Gandolfo, 15 March 2021

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

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