A Chinese internet celebrity's Weibo post about her newborn baby reflects the status quo of feminism in China.
Being in China, we have been quarantined for almost two months and are now witnessing social and economic activities resuming slowly, bit by bit, in our hometown Beijing.
It’s been well over a month since we last updated an article. The piece on the Chives State really drained so much of our energy; the writing process took almost two weeks, and in its completion, we both agreed that we needed a break from writing.
2018 might not be the best year for a lot of things, but so far, it has been a blessing for one industry in China: Idol-making. It all started with two shows.
The latest craze: Peppa Pig “Check this out!” It was our friend Xue. Approaching our table in the restaurant, she lifted her right arm and flashed a pink object on her wrist excitingly. “What the heck is this?!”
Media around the world has buzzed enough about WeChat’s innovative features, yet few had deconstructed WeChat's success to its basics. Yan and I were reading the recent Facebook scandal and the consequently #deletefacebook movement, suddenly, our thoughts went wild: It is no news that WeChat, China’s biggest social app, is invading our privacy too. Will there ever be a #deletewechat…
In April 2017, we wrote a post about mic-shouting in which mentioned Kuaishou, a video app where this singing/rapping style initially flourished. The writing experience taught us two things: we were incapable of appreciating mic-shouting as an art form, and we were trapped, deeply yet subconsciously, in a prejudice bubble. Eleven months later, Yan and I still have Kuaishou…
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