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Chinese Woman Seeks Asylum In The U.S. Over Forced Birth Control

It’s worth a reminder sometimes that the term “reproductive rights” doesn’t just mean the right not not reproduce, like with abortion. Reproductive rights can also mean the right to produce,…

Jessica Wakeman | February 7, 2011 - 4:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Are “Chinese Mothers” Superior?

The Wall Street Journal ran a controversial op-ed by Yale Law professor Amy Chua about “Chinese mothers,” or more broadly, a sub-set of strict parents who expect excellence from…

Jessica Wakeman | January 10, 2011 - 7:30 pm

Best. Job. Ever.

Dear Amelia: I am quitting to move to China and reintroduce fuzzy panda cubs back into the wild — effective immediately. The Hetaoping Research and Conservation Center for the Giant…

Jessica Wakeman | December 14, 2010 - 12:20 pm

In China, College Girls Find Prostitution A Shortcut To Success

College students need to support themselves somehow. And in China, it’s becoming increasingly popular to make a living selling your body. Prostitution in China is on the rise — particularly…

Julie Gerstein | October 21, 2010 - 3:40 pm

Does This Ad Make You “Feel The Romance of British Royalty”?

All British princesses play the cell in their lingerie, obvi. This Chinese ad for “Diana” underwear isn’t peeing on her grave at all. The company, Jealousy International, wants you to…

Jessica Wakeman | September 2, 2010 - 2:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: China’s “Fake Virgins” Are On The Rise

The lengths women will go through to seem “pure”: an increasing number of sexually active young Chinese women are getting a surgical “hymen restoration” so they appear to be…

Jessica Wakeman | August 16, 2010 - 8:00 pm

Are Your Jeans Responsible For Polluting China’s Pearl River?

Pollution of the Pearl River has long posed a problem for China’s ecosystem; however, the degree of contamination has become twice as bad since 2007. One reason, according to a…

Leonora Epstein | April 27, 2010 - 6:50 pm

Little Person Theme Park Raises Some Big Questions

Most theme parks involve humans wandering around in cartoon character suits, vomit-inducing roller coasters, and scads of cotton candy, but Little People’s Kingdom of Dwarves in China offers…

Susannah Breslin | April 19, 2010 - 12:40 pm

Quotable: China Requires Its First Female Astronauts To Be MARRIED

“In the selection [of astronauts], we had almost the same requirements on women candidates as those for men, but the only difference was that they must be married, as we…

Jessica Wakeman | March 10, 2010 - 8:45 pm

Homeless Man Is China’s New IT Boy

The Chinese have started calling him the “Beggar Prince,” and “Brother Sharp.” In fact, he is rapidly becoming the internet’s newest fashion icon, and to be honest, it was only…

Lauren Panariello | March 7, 2010 - 4:30 pm

China’s “Bride Shortage”: That’s What Happens When Society Devalues Its Women

What a mess: the one-child policy instituted in China in the 1980s to control the population has caused a total lopsidedness in the dating pool. A recent study by the…

Jessica Wakeman | January 13, 2010 - 1:10 pm

Not Your Mother’s China

Ever thought of eating off of plates tagged with graffiti? Well, if they are anything like the set of china (above), you should! The “New York Delft” dinnerware collection is…

Nina Carbone | January 12, 2010 - 9:15 pm

The Strength Of A Mother’s Love

A Chinese mother has carried her son on her back for 35 years in order to give him a more enriched life. Xiong Mingqiang was born with a deformity that…

Annika Harris | January 12, 2010 - 1:40 pm

Chinese Shopping Center Creates A Parking Lot Just For Chicks!

China either thinks its women are the crappiest drivers on earth or someone thought up the most obnoxious publicity stunt ever: a women-only parking lot with “special” features for us…

Jessica Wakeman | December 29, 2009 - 1:50 pm

It’s Always Fashion Week Somewhere

I don’t know what this model and child are doing on the runway at the Tsai Meiyue show for China Fashion Week, but they look darn cute doing it. [11/3/09,…

Susannah Breslin | November 4, 2009 - 1:20 pm

The Perfect Way To Save Face After Getting Drizzunk

You know when you drink way too much, do something stupid, and then have to face down the people you did said stupid thing in front of the next day?

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 21, 2009 - 5:30 pm

Where Prostitutes Are More Trustworthy Than Politicians And Scientists

Insight China magazine conducted an online survey of 3,376 Chinese peeps about who they trusted. And their findings are pretty counter-intuitive—folks said that trusted prostitutes more than both government officials…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 5, 2009 - 11:20 am

China Cracks The Whip On Porn

Does anyone else thinks it’s crazy that China has gone apes**t on the porn industry? Yes, porn has been illegal in China since 1949, and there were big old crackdowns…

Ami Angelowicz | June 30, 2009 - 10:45 am

Chinese Sex Workers Told A Shot Will Protect Them From HIV

Embedded video from CNN Video

Okay, so I know pimps usually aren’t the nicest of guys. But in China, where there are now more than four million young female…

Justine Fields | June 22, 2009 - 4:10 pm

Laura Ling And Euna Lee’s Story Emerges

I can’t stop thinking about how insane it is that journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee were sentenced to 12 years in a North Korean labor camp for committing a…

Ami Angelowicz | June 10, 2009 - 3:45 pm