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In Today’s Tight Job Market, Virgos Need Not Apply

While China’s recently graduated—including many of those who enjoyed their higher education abroad—are facing bleak prospects on the job market, the South China Morning Post’s Amy Li looks at an additional layer of...

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,...

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...

China Launches Nip/Tuck Crackdown

According to the Wall Street Journal’s China Real Time Report, China will be increasing oversight of plastic surgery practices: China is tightening oversight of its cosmetic surgery industry after one of the country’s...

Sex Change Rules Mended

People’s Daily reports on new regulations covering sex change operations: Only those 20 or above with documented psychological reasons will be allowed to become a transsexual. And only surgeons with at least 10 years of...

New Wealth Buys a Fresh Face in Modern China – AP

From AP via China Daily: The beautician from Chairman Mao‘s hometown looks at herself in the mirror and bursts into tears of joy. Forty pounds lighter, jaw slimmer, eyes and nose refined, breasts lifted, 30-year-old Chen Jing has just been through an extreme makeover for a Chinese reality show called “Lovely Cinderella.” It’s a sharp […]

A High Season of ‘Disfigurement’ Under Surgery Knives – DWnews

From DWnews, translated by CDT: July was the high season of plastic surgery last year in China. There were about 200 person/times in only several days in July in many plastic surgery hospitals. But this year, there were about 200-300, or even more than 300, in each day in July. And the high season in […]

China ready for face transplant operations – Xinhua

From Xinhua: Operations similar to the world’s first partial face transplant in France last month could be set for China. After experts from a military hospital in Nanjing announced earlier this week that they have the ability to perform such surgery, the hospital has been inundated with telephone inquiries, according to Chen Fang, a nurse […]



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