12 Hours in the Lipstick King’s E-Commerce Empire

Amid the fervor of Singles Day, a 12-hour livestream with e-commerce luminary Li Jiaqi unveils his many talents beyond mere marketing savvy


Will ChatGPT Really Kill the Chinese Translation Industry?

Four translators and interpreters talk about the impact new technologies like generative AI are having on their work and future career prospects


How China’s Seniors Got Hooked on Short Video Influencers

The suspension of a short video channel throws the spotlight on how influencers attract elderly users and the risks seniors face online


Why Are Chinese Websites Stuck in 2003?

And do people even care about websites in China’s mobile-centric society?


The Rise and Fall of China’s OG Social Media Platforms

With the rise of short video, some of China’s earliest social media platforms have reached the end of their journey, with a few even transforming into a hub for misogynistic content


Net Nostalgia: Remembering the Glory Days of China’s Internet Cafes

Some millennials still visit China’s internet cafes for a nostalgia hit, but that won’t be enough to sustain the “wangba” industry


Last Logout: The Memories Left Behind When World of Warcraft Ended in China

When World of Warcraft ended in China earlier this year, players lost more than just a computer game


Taobao Terror: When Gamified E-Commerce Took Over My Life

How a tabby cat mini-game helped transform China’s e-commerce ecosystem...not always for the better


Reform and Dialing Up: The Early Days of the Chinese Netizen

When was the term “wangmin” coined, and how did China’s cyberspace evolve from the first-generation of netizens to today?