January 7, 2023 in Features

What Is Next for China’s Esports Industry?

With eyes focused on bright computer screens with daily training extending past midnight, esports are becoming mainstream. In 2021, millions of fans around the world celebrated China’s third largest esports…
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December 1, 2022 in Features

Another Rose Boy Has Left This World: LGBTQ+ Groups in China Need to be Seen

Content Warning: This article contains instances of suicide and LGBTQ+ discrimination   Another “Rose Boy” has left this world On Sept. 10, 2022, Gaoyan (高彦), a student from Shandong College…
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November 8, 2022 in Features

Migrate or Hibernate: How Chinese People Cope with the Zero-COVID Policy

For us, the bus crash is just a piece of news that we will probably forget in a few days; For her, it’s a deadly wound inflicted to her own…
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September 18, 2022 in Features

Taiwanese Tale of Two Languages: Taiwanese in a World of Mandarin

Yu En Hou never realized she had an accent. Growing up in Chiayi, a county in southern Taiwan, she was used to hearing the Taiwanese language all around her. Like…
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July 12, 2022 in Features

When Seattle Meets Beijing: The Battle Between Starbucks and Local Chinese Coffee Shops

The daily intake of caffeine from coffee shops is expensive, especially at a Starbucks in China, commonly known as 星巴克 (Xīngbākè). This past February, Starbucks increased prices by 1-2 Yuan,…
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May 18, 2022 in Features

The Nuclear Option: China’s Expanding Energy Portfolio

100% sustainable. Not the words one would typically associate with the Olympics, of all things, but this was one of the big stories of the 2022 Beijing Olympics. All venues…
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