The Fitness Influencer Making Locked-Down Chinese Sweat

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Liu Genghong has emerged as an unlikely entertainer through his viral workout sessions helping people keep fit indoors. Read More

China’s Youth Dramas Face a Mid-Life Crisis

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Once ratings gold, the youth drama genre has lost most of its luster in recent years. Read More

How ‘Ascension’ Became the Must-Watch China Documentary of 2022

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There are butlers, bodyguards, and hyperreal sex dolls. But Jessica Kingdon’s Oscar-nominated documentary is really an exploration of something more profound: the meaning of the Chinese dream. Read More

The Missing Magic Ingredient Holding Back China’s Gaming Industry

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Chinese gaming firms are rolling out big new titles based on hit properties like “Harry Potter.” But even the hits are held back by their focus on competitive multiplayer over story. Read More

How Weibo Became a Diplomatic Battlefield

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Diplomats and lobbying groups from around the world are increasingly active — and combative — on the platform. Read More

Tales of “Tiger Women” from Ancient China

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Ancient Chinese labeled tough, fierce women “tigresses” — they often had to deal with sexism and unruly husbands. Read More

How China’s Youtube Became a Rare Safe Space for LGBT Streamers

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On Bilibili, LGBT vloggers narrate their lives to millions of fans — but the stories they tell differ radically from their Western counterparts. Read More

Features On TV Dating Shows, China’s Elderly Finally Show Their Sexy Side

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Dating TV shows featuring straight-talking seniors are attracting big audiences in China — and helping to break long-held taboos over sex after menopause. Read More

What Eileen Gu Means to China

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The 18-year-old skier has dominated this year’s Olympics like no one else. Read More

In Taobao Villages, Merchants Say They’re Struggling with Livestreaming

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As live-streaming disrupts China’s e-commerce landscape, gaps between urban and rural sellers may be getting wider. Read More

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