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Everything you ever wanted to know about popular culture in China today.

Dating in China: What’s different?
Dating in China can be a bit different from dating in the West.

Video-gaming in China
China's video game industry has a feeling and a vibe all its own.

Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf: China's Most Popular Cartoon
Learn about China's most popular animated TV series, and why kids and adults alike adore Pleasant Goat and his friends.

Chinas Got Talent
China's most popular singing talent show.

Fei Cheng Wu Rao
Everything you need to know about China's most popular dating TV game show.

A Guide to Singing KTV in China
KTV -- China's term for karaoke -- is one of the country's most popular forms of entertainment. Learn how to do karaoke the Chinese way.

China vs. Hong Kong
China and Hong Kong are the same country, but that doesn't mean they always get along. But what's the cause of all the bickering?

China's internet culture
China's internet is a diverse and unique environment that has some real differences when compared with the English-language web.

Dogs in China
Many people know that dogs are eaten in China as food, but that's just one aspect of the canine impact on Chinese culture.

Rent-A-Boyfriend or Girlfriend for Spring Festival
Spring Festival is upon us, and with it comes the desire to trick mom and dad into thinking you have a boyfriend so they don't harass you all week.

Tiger Moms and Little Emperors: Parenting in China
Parenting styles can be quite different in China, but are they really any more "effective"? And if so, why?

Steven Chow
Hong Kong actor and director Steven Chow is famous for mixing over-the-top action with nonsensical whimsy and humor.

Chow Yun-Fat
Chow Yun Fat is a famous film star who got his start in Hong Kong television and was a part of the birth of the "gun fu" style of action filmmaking.

Ge You
Ge You is a Chinese film actor and one of the most famous mainland-born personalities in Chinese cinema. Throughout his career he has proven adept at both comedic and dramatic roles.

Ang Lee
Ang Lee is a Taiwanese film director and screenwriter who got his start in Chinese-language cinema before breaking into the international scene.

Gong Li
Gong Li is a famous Chinese actress who rose to prominence collaborating with director Zhang Yimou on his early films.

Jiang Wen
Jiang Wen is one of China's foremost actors and directors, and is responsible for a number of smash hits at the box office.

Feng Xiaogang
Feng Xiaogang is one of China's most respected modern directors, and is responsible for films like Aftershock, his moving portrayal of a family affected by the Tangshan earthquake.

Zhang Ziyi
Zhang Ziyi is one of China's most famous current actresses, and she has starred in films by almost every major Chinese director.

Kong Qingdong
Kong Qingdong may be a descendant of Confucius, but he's also one of China's most controversial and confrontational academics.

Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan is one of China's most famous film actors, and one of the few to achieve major success in Chinese film and in Hollywood.

Science Fiction in China
A brief history of the development of science fiction literature and film in China.

Fan Bingbing
Fan Bingbing is a Chinese actress, model, and singer. She is one of China’s most popular celebrities and has also been called one of China’s most beautiful people.

John Woo
John Woo is a Hong Kong film director best known for his "gun-fu" style of high-intensity action films.

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