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I Made My Own Medicine to Keep My Son Alive

“I’m no chem whizz, I just needed to save my son”: Unable to find medicine for his son’s Menkes syndrome, a father decides to make his own

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When Diplomacy Is Lost in Translation

Diplomatic translation is never easy, but the task is all the more challenging when established protocols begin to fray

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Viral Week: Missing Geologists Found Dead in Yunnan and Other Trending News

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DIALECTS

Preserving Chinese Dialects One Wikipedia Entry at a Time

The amateurs trying to preserve Chinese dialects via Wikipedia

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Strangest Laws from Ancient China

From forbidding crying to enforcing fish-naming etiquette to ink-drinking punishments—these are the weirdest laws from Chinese history

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TRADITIONAL CULTURE

The Bathing Cultures Dividing North and South China

Northern bathhouses are famous for their vigorous scrubbing, while gentle massages in the South lull bathers to sleep

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Halloween TWOC Tales Special @Soi Bao Chao

  • October 27, 2021
  • Soi Bao Chao, 10 Baochao Hutong | 东城区 东城区宝钞胡同10号
  • Free

Join us for a spooky night of storytelling in this open-mic evening where you can come and share one of your adventures, a fictional story or something that happened for real! Come disguised and share with us your most "unnatural" and "scary" story!

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TWOC Tales with a Twist @Soi Bao Chao

  • September 15, 2021
  • Soi Bao Chao, 10 Baochao Hutong | 东城区 东城区宝钞胡同10号
  • Free

Join us for a night of storytelling in this open-mic evening where you can come and share one of your adventures, a fictional story or something that happened for real!

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TWOC Tales with a Twist @Soi Bao Chao

  • August 18, 2021
  • Soi Bao Chao, 10 Baochao Hutong | 东城区 东城区宝钞胡同10号
  • Free

Join us for a night of storytelling in this open-mic evening where you can come and share one of your adventures, a fictional story or something that happened for real!

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