Stories about China from May, 2016
"I don’t like selling beer because I have no job, but I need the money for sending [home to my family]."
Only a few days after Internet censors took down most of her clips for foul language, she sold advertising space on her weekly videos for $3.5 million.
Outside the umbrella of the media institution, independent journalists face many risks, but their work is becoming increasingly influential in China's media ecology.
"We can't clean out the weeds by pulling them out one by one. School bullying, teenage violence, all these uncivilized behaviors are rooted in society and family."
Despite this promise of care and love, Zhang Dejiang's visit has been accompanied by thousands of police officers, who vow to take "decisive action" against protesters.
Beijing Police Really Want You to Know a Man Who Died in Custody Was Accused of Soliciting a Prostitute
As if that really matters. The troubling case has left some netizens believing that police are trying to cover up a young environmentalist's death after he was arrested.
As it is impossible to pre-screen live-streamed content, China's public security bureau has set up a police station at the office of major live-streaming platform to oversee what is broadcast.
"Stay at home. If your counterfeits are high quality and cheap, Chinese people will support you and no one will disqualify you."
Two Twitter accounts provide a much-needed look back at World War II in China and the rest of Asia.
Were Authorities Really Tricked Into Hosting a Cultural Revolution Throwback Concert? Chinese Are Skeptical.
"It is impossible for 56 Flowers to perform at the Great Hall of the People without prior approval from central authorities..."
A former patient stabbed a retired doctor to death in Guangzhou. Medical professionals are too often the target of violence from Chinese frustrated with the healthcare sector.
Wei, a 21-year-old college student in Shaanxi’s Xi’an, had for years suffered from synovial sarcoma and both chemotherapy and surgery had failed.
Hundreds of Chinese Schoolchildren Have Been Poisoned, But Their Affluent Families Aren’t Winning Them Much Sympathy
There's a public safety crisis in Changzhou, where hundreds of schoolchildren fell ill after exposure to toxic compounds. Unfortunately for the ailing kids, their families are rich and widely disliked.
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Oi wan Lam is the North East Asia editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.