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Chinese Joke About Lawyers Turns Out To Be All Too True

There’s a Chinese joke about lawyers that goes like this:  “You know you broke the law, right?” “Which law?” “Why, teaching the law is illegal!” [Editor’s note: It reads better in the original Chinese] The joke became reality...

Modern Dance Comes to China

For most of the beginning of the 20th century, China focused on promoting ballet, folk dance, and traditional opera, but with the growing popularity of different dance styles, such as salsa and hip-hop, modern dance has also...

New Crackdown on TV Fluff

Undeterred by widespread mockery abroad of guidelines discouraging time travel dramas, Chinese officials are looking for other ways of promoting a more wholesome TV diet as the number of viewers watching entertainment shows...

Trump: Don’t Buy Chinese-Made Goods, Except Mine

Reality TV star Donald Trump has urged Americans to buy less “crap” from China. Salon’s Justin Elliott wonders whether that includes the Donald J. Trump Signature Collection of mid-range, Chinese-made business...

For Chinese, Web Is the Way to Entertainment

With nowhere else to go, young people in China are going online for fun, the New York Times reports: Google’s decision last month to remove some of its operations from China has overshadowed a startling dynamic at work in this...

Beijing Loves IKEA — but not for Shopping

The Los Angeles Times follows Beijingers to the local Ikea, where they spend the afternoon lounging, eating, and taking photos: Welcome to IKEA Beijing, where the atmosphere is more theme park than store. When the Swedish...

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