What Video Games (Don’t) Teach Us About China

Video games mix real-world history and fiction in ways that inform—and perhaps distort—people’s views of China


What Booming AI Revival Services Mean for China’s Relationship to Death

As China’s “AI revival” services boom, ethical and legal controversies spread


Why Are Chinese Urbanites Wearing Their Ugliest Clothes to Work?

A new trend has weary, overworked young urbanites wearing “disgusting outfits” to their office jobs and annoying their bosses in the process


Pixel Passion: Stories of Hope and Hustle From China’s Indie Game Makers

Small game developers vie for creative and commercial success in an industry often blurring the line between work and leisure


12 Hours in the Lipstick King’s E-Commerce Empire

Amid the fervor of Singles Day, a 12-hour livestream with e-commerce luminary Li Jiaqi unveils his many talents beyond mere marketing savvy


Will ChatGPT Really Kill the Chinese Translation Industry?

Four translators and interpreters talk about the impact new technologies like generative AI are having on their work and future career prospects


How China’s Seniors Got Hooked on Short Video Influencers

The suspension of a short video channel throws the spotlight on how influencers attract elderly users and the risks seniors face online


Why Are Chinese Websites Stuck in 2003?

And do people even care about websites in China’s mobile-centric society?


The Rise and Fall of China’s OG Social Media Platforms

With the rise of short video, some of China’s earliest social media platforms have reached the end of their journey, with a few even transforming into a hub for misogynistic content