The Best Time My Bosses Teamed Up to Find Me a Chinese Fiancé

My first date with Cai involved a lot of tongue. Not the fun kind—like, a literal plate of seasoned duck tongues on the table between us. But that wasn't the weirdest part of our date, because I swear duck tongues are delicious. The weirdest part was my coworkers, all gathered together at another table, watching us. » 4/14/15 1:50pm 4/14/15 1:50pm

Reporter Drives Chinese Couple 500 Miles to Attend Their Own Wedding

In an attempt to learn more about the ever-changing social landscape of Shanghai, NPR's Frank Langfitt has been driving driving citizens around their city and learning their stories. In his most recent installment of the series, he took a break from the usual routine to drive a couple 500 miles to their home village… » 3/26/15 2:50pm 3/26/15 2:50pm

Woman Cuts off Husband's Penis Twice, Then Throws It Out a Window

This right here is commitment: Feng Lung has been arrested for causing grievous bodily harm to her husband (and father of her five children) Fan Lung after she discovered that her man was sending "saucy texts" to his new lover from his wife's phone. So she cut off his dick. And then she cut it off again. And if she… » 1/13/15 5:30pm 1/13/15 5:30pm

HIV-Positive People in China Hired to Harass Residents Out of Homes

A real estate company in China is accused of hiring six HIV-positive people to "harass" residents into leaving a housing compound so it could be destroyed, paving the way for a profitable re-development. The HIV-positive people were apparently told to wave their "AIDS identity cards" at the residents to frighten them… » 12/31/14 10:50am 12/31/14 10:50am

15 Arrested for Pumping Business Through Breast Milk Prostitution Ring

In China, breast milk is considered to be a luxury with healing properties. While some may find the idea of drinking breast milk disgusting as adults, the milk trade is booming in China and 15 were arrested on Monday in connection to a prostitution ring that provided customers both milk and sex. » 12/30/14 1:10pm 12/30/14 1:10pm

Secret US-China Climate Deal Sounds Romantic As Hell

The United States and China have just committed to work together on reducing carbon emissions. Which is majorit's pretty much impossible to make meaningful progress on climate change without the two nations presenting a united front, and if we don't make meaningful progress on climate change, humanity is pretty much… » 11/12/14 11:40am 11/12/14 11:40am

Vladimir Putin Got a Little Too Cozy With the First Lady of China

Let me ask you something: What would you do if suddenly, unexpectedly, you found the arms of terrifying gun-toting, chest-bearing Russian president Vladimir Putin wrapping a shawl around your shoulders? Think fast! Because that's the position Chinese first lady Peng Liyuan recently found herself in. » 11/11/14 4:45pm 11/11/14 4:45pm

China's 'Singles Day' Makes Black Friday Look Like Amateur Hour

America has turned every holiday on its national calendar into an excuse for shopping, with Black Friday damn near cannibalizing Thanksgiving. But nothing compares to the online ordering orgy that is 11/11, China's Singles' Day, where $8 billion worth of crap has already been snapped up at deep discounts—and that's … » 11/11/14 1:30pm 11/11/14 1:30pm

Intense Photos of Plastic Surgery Tranformations Going Viral in China

Plastic surgery continues to grow more and more popular in China, with women and men crossing the border into South Korea to get extensive surgery that transforms not just their features, but their entire faces, rendering them almost unrecognizable. And these recently posted photos are causing quite a stir in the news. » 11/10/14 7:10pm 11/10/14 7:10pm