The Facekini Is the Must-Have Swimwear Item of the Season

If you were on the internet 9 years ago, you may have heard about the Facekini, a revolutionary product that protected one's face from tanning while swimming. Almost a decade later, the Facekini is even more popular, exploding onto the beaches of Qingdao, China and protecting from more than just the sun. » 8/08/14 4:00pm 8/08/14 4:00pm

19-Year-Old LGBT Activist is First Gay Man To Sue Chinese Government

When the Chinese government declined to register Xiang Xiaohan's gay rights organization Same-Sex Love Assistance Network claiming "homosexuality had no place in Chinese traditional culture and 'the building of spiritual civilisation,'" Xiang took it upon himself to file a lawsuit against the government. The bold… » 3/30/14 3:05pm 3/30/14 3:05pm

Chinese Officials Debate Why South Korea's Soap Operas Are Better

There's a lot going on in China, so it may come as a surprise that when the country's two highest governing boards met in Beijing last week, the hottest topic of discussion wasn't the recent terrorist attack that left 33 dead or the country's economy; it was a South Korean soap opera that's been sweeping the nation… » 3/08/14 6:40pm 3/08/14 6:40pm

Did China's one-child policy actually reduce population growth?

China made huge headlines late last month when it decided to ease its famous "one-child policy" after more than three decades. The policy, requring most couples to have only one child, stands as one of the most famous social experiments of the past century. But how successful was it? » 1/29/14 4:50pm 1/29/14 4:50pm

'Illegal' Children Face Tough Lives as China Relaxes One-Child Policy

As China's Zhejiang Province implements a One-Child Policy exception to allow a couple where one person is an only child to have two offspring, the BBC has published an article on a little-discussed effect of this policy: second children, born in violation of this measure, basically have no identity. » 1/17/14 4:10pm 1/17/14 4:10pm

Women in China Are Really Into Gay Sherlock Fan Fiction

Extry extry! Breaking news from the East! Women in China really love their Sherlock slash fic. As do plenty of women in the U.S., England, France, Mexico, Brazil, South Africa or pretty much anywhere else on the planet where people are able to watch the show. SHOCKING! It looks like women's sexuality is more complex… » 1/16/14 12:10pm 1/16/14 12:10pm