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Hard work is a point of pride in China. But a culture of slacking off is now in vogue

Friday, June 03, 2022

Younger workers are questioning the benefits of the daily grind as they face worsening prospects. The rise of "Sang culture" embodies the frustration and soul-crushing weariness.


Shanghai locks down, but experts ask how else China could combat COVID

Friday, April 01, 2022

Battling its biggest COVID surge in two years, Shanghai has instituted rigorous lockdowns — again — that are frustrating residents.


The secrets of China's 'secret sauce'

Sunday, March 27, 2022

It's called Lu sauce. It dates back 1,500 years (at least) and for chef Peter in Beijing, it's new as the brew of soy sauce, ginger, garlic he cooks up each night — with a special touch from his mom.


China's search for survivors from crashed jetliner turns up nothing so far

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

The flight, with 132 passengers and crew aboard was en route from Kunming to Guangzhou when it crashed in a forested area of southern China on Monday.


A surge in COVID-19 spurs new lockdowns in China's cities

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

In the latest wave, the highly transmissible omicron variant has moved more quickly than contact tracing allows.


Woman found chained in Chinese village is victim of trafficking, authorities say

Friday, February 25, 2022

The 44-year-old woman who was filmed in a TikTok video, had been sold at least three times, Chinese officials said.


The mystery of the chained woman in China

Thursday, February 17, 2022

A video shows her chained inside a shed. It got nearly 2 billion clicks and has sparked a national debate over her identity, whether she is mentally ill — and whether she was trafficked as a bride.


China's Olympics aim to keep COVID at bay with armpit sensors, robots and more

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Athletes and other attendees will be in a closed "loop" with strict rules about everything from daily testing for athletes to how spectators should respond — no cheering out loud, please!


Snail noodles go viral in China during the pandemic. But the dish is a bit ... funky

Sunday, January 16, 2022

The southern specialty — snail broth, pickled bamboo, slippery rice noodles — has taken off. "A lot of people were looking for crazy, ridiculous things to eat," says food blogger Mei Shanshan.


Residents of Xi'an, China, react to COVID lockdowns with outrage and humor

Wednesday, January 05, 2022

Lockdowns are so strict and so prolonged in the Chinese city that residents have taken to social media to complain and joke about a lack of basic supplies.