Chinese Doubt Their Own Soft Power Venture

Getty Images

On Sept. 27, Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong read loud a letter written by President Xi Jinping at a ceremony in Beijing celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Confucius Institute (CI) program, an international chain of academic …

Read More

The Fight Against Mooncake Graft Goes Digital

mooncake_small

On Aug. 20, U.S. ice cream giant Haagen-Dazs posted an advertisement on its Chinese social media feed letting customers know how easy it could be to send ice cream mooncakes for the upcoming harvest festival. “The most …

Read More

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 …

Read More

Meet China’s Most Famous Single Dad

confucius_getty_small

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 …

Read More