beauty standard

What is Real Beauty in China?

Beauty products company Dove is taking their “Real Beauty” campaign to China. The campaign aims “to challenge beauty stereotypes and invite women to join a discussion about beauty.”  It has been rolled out in the USA, Canada,...

The Liu Wen Express

For the New York Times, Christina Larson profiles supermodel Liu Wen and travels with her back to her hometown in Hunan: …Her rise is due in equal measure to the extraordinary moment in China’s history from which she...

Can China Win Miss Universe?

Lou Zilin, Miss China, is poised to become the China’s first ever Miss Universe at the contest is Brazil next month. To up her chances, she is currently in New York, undergoing extensive training on how to become...

Ugly Side to China’s Plastic Surgery Boom

The Washington Post looks at the dangers inherent in the rising trend of plastic surgery in China: About 3 million people in China had plastic surgery last year, according to an official estimate. China ranks third in the world...

Chinese Reject Newest TV Star As Too Pretty for Ugly Role

Tania Branigan reports in The Guardian on the new Chinese version of Ugly Betty: But now “Ugly Wudi” faces a backlash, with newspapers and internet users complaining that the star of the show is too good-looking for...

Dangerous Beauty in China

From ABC News : China’s increasing wealth and love affair with Western products has spilled over into the realm of fashion and beauty, and many Chinese women are paying a very high price for it: Ah Jiao and Xiao Xue are...



Subscribe to CDT


Browsers Unbounded by Lantern

Now, you can combat internet censorship in a new way: by toggling the switch below while browsing China Digital Times, you can provide a secure "bridge" for people who want to freely access information. This open-source project is powered by Lantern, know more about this project.

Google Ads 1

Giving Assistant

Google Ads 2

Anti-censorship Tools

Life Without Walls

Click on the image to download Firefly for circumvention

Open popup

Welcome back!

CDT is a non-profit media site, and we need your support. Your contribution will help us provide more translations, breaking news, and other content you love.