Knights in Ancient Armor Fight to Save Chinese Culture

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
After decades of being stuck in the dark ages, China's historical military re-enactment scene is in the midst of a renaissance. Read More

Marvel Movie Pantheon to Welcome First Asian Hero

 /  News  / 
Plot twist: Some view character’s father, supervillain Fu Manchu, as the embodiment of anti-Asian prejudice. Read More

Forbidden City Gets Celebrity Treatment for New Series

 /  News  / 
China’s latest state-sanctioned attempt to imbue younger generations with culture is an unlikely mix of celebrities, ancient history, and cats. Read More

Agony and Ecstasy: China Wins First ‘League of Legends’ Title

 /  Game  / 
To China’s esports fans, they had been waiting for this moment for years. Never before has a Chinese team claimed the title of “League of Legends” world champion. Read More

The Unincredibles: Why China Isn’t an Animation Superpower

 /  Animations  / 
For those trying to resuscitate China’s animation industry, it’s about more than cute flicks — it’s about national pride. Read More

On-Screen Athletes: Overnight at An Esports Marathon

 /  Game  / 
Fans supporting a Chinese team in an international final experience euphoric highs and knuckle-biting lows. Read More

Alibaba Tests New Technology That Detects Pornographic Content

 /  News  / 
Alibaba’s new porn-busting service converts speech to text and checks it against a database of licentious lexemes. Read More

China’s ‘Friends’ Knockoff Complains of Unauthorized Film

 /  News  / 
The one where the movie about swashbuckling tomb raiders copies the show that copied the beloved American sitcom. Read More

Epic Budget, Epic Fail: Chinese Blockbuster ‘Asura’ Tanks

 /  News  / 
China’s latest fantasy epic, “Asura,” claimed to be the most expensive domestic production to date — but it didn’t even last three days in cinemas. Read More

‘The Rap of China’ Returns After Off-Beat Year

 /  News  / 
China’s first hip-hop reality show shone a spotlight on the local rap scene, but ultimately artists found themselves cast in a bad light. Read More

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