Three years after loosening its one-child policy, China is planning on doing away with all limits on how many children people can have, Bloomberg reports.
On Sunday, May 13, the International Day Against Homophobia, an activist under the alias Piaoquanjun distributed rainbow badges outside Beijing’s 798 art district in celebration. It seemed harmless enough—but according to the Guardian, security guards employed by the district told the activist to stop, barring those…
It was the golden gown meme-d around the world: the gorgeously embroidered, yellow cape that Rihanna wore to the 2015 Met Ball, so heavy and delicate that it took several men to help her carry its train on the red carpet. The designer responsible for the look was Guo Pei, a Chinese fashion designer who specializes in…
Feel like there are too many men in the world? You are correct.
On Friday, China’s most popular social media platform, Sina Weibo, announced a three month hiatus on content that mentioned homosexuality. Their users were not happy.
In late January, it was reported that an incipient #MeToo movement in China was being targeted by government censors, with social media posts mentioning things like “anti-sexual harassment” being blocked or deleted. But the resurfacing one woman’s sexual assault story has been hard to suppress surrounding the…
Call Me By Your Name, Luca Gudagnino’s 2017 film about a romance between two young Americans in 1980s Italy, was pulled from the Beijing International Film Festival’s lineup. While neither festival spokespersons nor the film’s distributor, Sony Pictures International, have provided a reason for the film’s sudden…
Do you ever watch Titanic and whisper, yes, I want to be there, on one of the deadliest cruise ship disasters, as you gently caress your laptop screen on a paused shot of Leo DiCaprio’s face?
By now, I’d like to think America, and most of the world, has accepted Justin Bieber’s apology for generally being an asshole. He put out a redemption album full of bangers and hasn’t peed in a bucket in years. But one country that certainly has not forgiven the Biebs for being a little shithead is China.
Apparently kids in China are making their parents and teachers angry over something way cooler than fidget spinners: miniature crossbows that shoot toothpicks!
A Dog’s Purpose, a movie about a dog, tanked in the US. But that won’t be stopping a sequel from happening!
Hua Haifeng is one of the men working to investigate working conditions in the Chinese factory that produces Ivanka Trump’s eponymous shoe line. As of Tuesday, reports the Associated Press, he has been arrested, while two of his colleagues are missing.
Not to be outdone by Persian cat-loving Bond villains, or Hannibal Lector’s famously exquisite tastes—barring the one he harbors for human flesh—Russian president Vladimir Putin has demonstrated his appreciation for a well-tuned piano.
The Associated Press
reports that on the same day Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner joined a Mar-a-Lago dinner with Chinese president Xi Jinping, the Chinese government gave provisional approval to her company for three new trademarks.
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On Tuesday, a Taiwanese politician had 50 strippers dancing on top of Jeeps with special poles attached to the roof for his funeral procession. Is that enough strippers for a funeral though?