Mahmud — Not Just Another Mainland Tourist in Hong Kong

The Jamia Masjid mosque is seen on Hong

The Chinese government has intensified its political and religious control over China’s northwestern region of Xinjiang, where terrorist attacks allegedly perpetrated by Muslim Uighur separatists have killed scores of people in recent months. Even outside their Xinjiang homeland, Uighurs …

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Meet China’s Most Famous Single Dad


The scandal is more than 2,500 years old; but to the Chinese Internet, it feels fresh and exciting. State media People’s Daily has called it an “ancient celebrity divorce storm,” and one reader on microblogging platform Weibo asked, hopefully as …

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China’s Multibillion-Dollar Pastime


Bettors beware. A June 20 newspaper report from Haikou, the capital of Hainan island — sometimes called China’s Hawaii for its palm-studded beach hotels – reported the story of a local 32-year-old mother who lost more than $16,000* betting on …

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Leaning In — to Chinese Corruption


It is no secret that graft is an essential part of climbing the Chinese Communist Party ranks. Now, according to Chinese state media, ambitious female cadres are increasingly being caught taking bribes and trading favors. On June …

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Is China Losing its ‘Last Fair Path’ to Prosperity?


From the look of things, it’s getting harder to be a cheater in China.The antifraud mechanisms used during China’s most recent annual college entrance exam, commonly known as the gaokao, have been compared to counter-terrorism measures. The parallel …

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