What Are Chinese Female Shoppers Snapping Up This Winter

Top 10 fastest growing items in sales on Pinduoduo (Source: PDD new consumption research institute) On Nov. 25, e-commerce platform Pinduoduo released a list of its top consumer goods for women in early winter. The list makes a statistical analysis of the shopping behavior of female consumers on the platform since the mid of November,…Continue Reading

With Baby Steps, Chinese Parents Test Strictness of the Two-Child Policy

When Zhang Yiqiu found herself pregnant with her third child two years ago, the Beijing businesswoman expected to face a fine or bureaucratic hurdles. To her surprise, local officials praised her for her decision to have another child, she said, though they couldn’t provide the proper paperwork for her government health insurance to cover the…Continue Reading

India Bans More Chinese Apps in Its Digital Campaign to Pressure Beijing

NEW DELHI—India banned 43 more Chinese apps in New Delhi’s latest move to pressure China in the online industry as tensions fester following a deadly border clash between the neighboring countries. India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology issued an order citing growing concerns about data security in blocking the Chinese apps, effectively restricting China’s…Continue Reading

Chinese Dissidents Back Trump’s Claims of Election Fraud

HONG KONG—Some of China’s most influential dissidents and human-rights activists based in the U.S., who approve of the Trump administration’s tough line on Beijing, have come out in support of the president’s unsubstantiated allegations of widespread U.S. election fraud. Blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng has tweeted prolifically claiming Mr. Trump won the election. Religious leader…Continue Reading

Chinese Covid Vaccine Gives Scientists Pause Over Antibody Levels

A leading Covid-19 vaccine under development in China showed inconclusive results about its level of protection, although scientists remain optimistic that the candidate can be among a roster of effective vaccines used to fight the pandemic. In early-stage clinical trials, Sinovac Biotech Ltd.’s CoronaVac vaccine was shown to induce antibodies in the human body within…Continue Reading

A Chinese Cleaver Is The Only Knife You Need, Says My Mom

All products featured on Bon Appétit are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.Want to get Basically content way before these articles hit the site? Subscribe to our print magazine, where we explore a single subject every month. This time around: knives.What…Continue Reading

Chinese supermarket apologises after labelling women who wear larger sizes ‘rotten’ and ‘terrible’

A Chinese retail giant has been forced to apologise after it was revealed that signs in one of their stores described larger women’s clothing sizes as “rotten” and “terrible”.Pictures of the disparaging signs went viral on Chinese social media, after a user shared an image of a size chart inside the RT-Mart store, which described…Continue Reading

Chinese brands are using an ingenious trick to sidestep Indian hostility

Chinese companies are using an ingenious trick to navigate the rising anti-China sentiment in India.Several Chinese manufacturers have switched the “Made in China” label on their products to “Made in PRC,” which makes it harder for a shopper to instantly identify the country of origin. PRC or the People’s Republic of China is the official name…Continue Reading