Didi's aggregation plan leaves smaller ride-hailers in a difficult position

Cracks are emerging in China’s ride-hailing sector as dominant companies seek…


INSIGHTS | The state of China’s 'ear economy' in 2019

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How online platforms have changed the face of China’s plastic surgery sector

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INSIGHTS | Idiots with a database

Scan headlines from the last few months and you’d be forgiven for thinking…


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CHINA VOICES | A bustling market for online college application support

Baidu homepage. (Image credit: Big Photo/larich) China’s gaokao—both a school…


INSIGHTS | The power of prurient pleasure

A blurred out porn site. (Image Credit: BigStock/Volodymyr P) Let’s face it:…


CHINA VOICES | The rise of China's cheese tea pioneer

Consumers sit and wait for drinks outside a HeyTea store in Shanghai on April…


Online black market for adult content thrives behind China’s firewall

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CHINA VOICES | The inside story of OYO

A user opens OYO's app on an iPhone. (Image credit: TechNode/Eugene Tang) What…


INSIGHTS | China’s EV industry is in trouble

Screenshot of a video recorded in June by netizens showing a Nio vehicle on…