“On November 12, Stan Lee, father of the Marvel universe has passed away.” It took me a while to digest this piece of information as I had just seen him in the newly launched marvel film Venom. I was just wondering when Stan Lee would show up this time, as he walked past Tom Hardy,…
“Hey, help me choose a color for this down jacket,” a friend texted me around midnight on the magical day of November 11, the carnival of e-commerce and Single’s Day, when the internet on Taobao experienced a massive server failure due to the tens of millions of connections.
On the evening of Oct. 30, wuxia writer Jin Yong passed away at 94. The New Yorker made a fair remark: “Of course, there were other wuxia writers, and there was kung-fu fiction before Jin Yong. Just as there was folk music before Bob Dylan.”
The Chinglish phrase “add oil” has been made an official term in the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), taking many native Chinese speakers by surprise.
Haidilao’s HK$7.56 billion ($963 million) fundraising will make it the fifth largest in Hong Kong this year, after China Tower, Xiaomi, Meituan Dianping and Ping An Good Doctor, according to South China Morning Post.
Fan Bingbing, China’s most famous actress, and the companies she represents have been fined for 884 million RMB in back taxes and fines (about $130 million), perhaps one of the biggest tax evasion penalties in the recent memory.
A story about how a Shanghai-based bike designer decided to pursue his dream, all because of one film.
Erica was an editor, this is the story of how she refused to accept what life’s thrown at her, and decided to get whatever she wants instead.
A Vietnamese website broke the Internet when it released 57 episodes of the hit TV series The Story of Yanxi Palace, which put it eight episodes ahead of IQiyi, the Chinese broadcaster. The Qing Dynasty drama has become so popular that it already spread across the ocean. According to one actress, the series has set…
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and China Women’s University released an updated report on legal gender recognition in China on August 6. Members of the Beijing LGBT community and related social entities were present at the release.
Singer Kris Wu, a judge on the hit hiphop show Rap of China, released a new rap song titled “Skr” on July 30. Wu took to Weibo to explain that his latest creation was a “diss track”, expressing his respect for rap culture and his goal of combating cyber bullying with music.
Legend of the Demon Cat, Chen Kaige’s historical fantasy film based on Yoneyama Mineo’s Samana Kukai, transports viewers to the luxurious Tang capital of Chang’an, modern Xi’an.
Several Chinese app stores pulled video platform BiliBili’s app from their offerings after suffering another hard hit from government censors. Reports suggest the removal is strongly connected to state media outlet CCTV’s criticisms of its content.
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.
Although the Chinese national football team’s last World Cup appearance amounted to three losses during the Group Stage of 2002, the World Cup remains a popular event for Chinese fans that’s mingled with jokes, idol culture, beer and kabobs.