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Slope Slang: Talk Like a Skier

A Winter Olympics-ready linguistic guide to visiting China’s ski resorts

SOCIETY

How I Lived in Beijing for 21 days for Free

Pretending to be a socialite to get by on a zero-yuan budget in China’s capital

SOCIETY

How Strict Covid-19 Policies can be a Death Sentence for Pets

China’s strict Covid-19 policies mean pets face euthanasia when owners are quarantined

NEWS

Hotel Room With View of Tigers and Other Trending News

Wildlife park criticized for tiger-enclosure hotel room, man smashes ancient Buddha statues after prayers go unanswered, home-alone dog trashes house—it’s Viral Week

PHOTO STORY

Frozen Fun on Beijing’s Icy Lakes

Winter fun on Beijing’s natural ice rinks throughout history

TRAVEL

The Sacred White Mountain on the China-DPRK Border

Formed by violent volcanic eruptions, the precipitous and mystical Mount Changbai continues to intrigue the curious and the brave

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Gimme Sugar: Fujian’s Ancient Sugar-Making Traditions Live On

Sugar-making in Longyan, Fujian province, is the sweetest job in town

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How Chinese Netizens Talk Like Squabbling Pandas

Why are people talking about snatching bamboo shoots (夺笋 duó sǔn)?

ANCIENT HISTORY

What Do Tigers Symbolize in China?

Tigers have represented bravery, strength, and authority for centuries in Chinese culture

LANGUAGE

Piecing Together New Phrases from Old

How “online language artists” combine simple phrases into their own internet language

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