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 move… » 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 and … » 3/08/14 6:40pm 3/08/14 6:40pm

'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

Chinese “Hot Mom” Competition Will Make You Question Concept of Youth

Top Chinese social media site Sina Weibo (a Twitter-Facebook hybrid) recently held a competition to find China's hottest mom, modeled after Coach's Mother's Day Hot Mom campaign, which aimed to promote a more youthful image for Coach in China. Users submitted photos of themselves with their children, but in some photos … » 12/17/13 5:30pm 12/17/13 5:30pm

​China Relaxes One-Child Policy in a Veritable Gift Basket of Reforms

Suddenly hip to human rights, this morning Chinese officials announced a slew of policy reforms. First, the government will be relaxing its one-child policy. While currently a couple would only be eligible to make a second baby if both parents were only children, under new policy only one parent would have to be an… » 11/15/13 1:40pm 11/15/13 1:40pm

The Children of China Do Not Give a Fuck About Barbies

Poor Mattel! They've been exploiting the cheap labor of China in order to make crappy toys for years now and how do the people of China thank them? By refusing to buy those crappy toys for their own kids. The company is currently pushing hard to grow their Chinese market — specifically by getting little girls excited… » 11/08/13 7:15pm 11/08/13 7:15pm