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WeChat has taken over China — next stop, the world!

People have said for a long time — rightly or wrongly — that one of China’s greatest skills was copying others. But the tables have well and truly turned...
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Engineering students head to rural school to teach sex education

Some Chinese university students arrived at nightmare "internships" this summer, but others beat their own track, finding fulfillment and satisfaction in helping others.
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A netizen army has taken the food safety fight onto the streets and social media

The issue of food safety is a huge topic in China today, and that's been the case for at least the last decade.
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New Zealand is cool and quiet, but the grass isn't necessarily always greener

Right now I’m sitting at the desk in my dad’s office, looking out at a clear view of Picton, New Zealand – a small seaside town with a population of 3,500. But I wish I wasn't ...
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Does action hero in 'Wolf Warrior 2' signal the end for 'fresh little meat?'

Is the reign of xiaoxianrou about to come to an end in contemporary Chinese pop culture? 

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Authorities aim to make Shanghai more bike-friendly — let's start with plain consideration of others

After biking in Shanghai for about two years, New Zealander Andy Boreham has some tips for making Shanghai a more bike-friendly city.
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Former journalist: India repeats mistakes of 1962 with violation of China's sovereignty

Indian border guards’ trespassing into the Chinese territory would risk repeating the mistakes of the Sino-India border conflict in 1962.
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Labor markets in the age of automation

Advances in artificial intelligence and robotics are powering a new wave of automation, with machines matching or outperforming humans in a fast-growing range of tasks.
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Inside Philip Morris' campaign to undermine efforts of the world's tobacco control treaty

Reuters has found that Philip Morris International is running a secretive campaign to block or weaken treaty provisions that save millions of lives by curbing tobacco use. 
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Story-sharing saves us from stereotypes

As Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie says, “The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.”