The crackdown on the slightly risque publicity stunt shows the tension between commerce and the Chinese government.
Miki's traveled to Beijing 88 times in the last 15 years to procure knockoff goods for his "boutique."
"The best sex dolls are a modern day work of art," says the owner of one of China's biggest manufacturers of silicone dolls. "She can satisfy our heart's most tender dreams and desires."
A recent government crackdown has made dealers and users nervous, but it hasn't stopped people from getting high in the Chinese capital.
You can get anything you want at the famous shopping center—provided your are willing to suffer through a certain amount of abuse and drama.
An insider's account of the bizarre world of the Chinese state-run English-language media.
At the Liyuan Dog Market, the largest canine bazaar in China, animals are often mistreated and sometimes die just a week after purchase, but dog lovers have few other options when they want to buy a pet.
It's a dystopian solution to international complaints against Chinese tourists for spitting in the streets, yelling in restaurants, fighting in public, and otherwise disrespecting local customs and laws.
"These are entire villages where every other house contains someone dying of cancer or some sort of respiratory problem," says photojournalist Souvid Datta.
Homosexuality was still illegal in China while he was on the force. Now, he's arguably one of the most important figures in the country's LGBT community.
If somebody doesn't step up to readjust Occupy Hong Kong's paradigm—and soon—the movement will surely flatline.
Australia's Chinese-language newspapers rarely mention protests, human rights, or anything political. Why is this, and does it matter?
So in love, will never feel tired again, an online exhibition by Chinese net artist Ying Miao, serves as a counterpoint to the West's view of the Chinese internet as bland and heavily censored.
C.Y. Leung told international media outlets that direct elections would give too much power to those below the poverty line.
"Even if there's no change, we need to show them. If today there's no change, then maybe tomorrow. If tomorrow there's no change, then in the future there'll be change."
All week, students have been boycotting classes to campaign for democracy, and in an education-obsessed city where good grades are the definition of a successful youth, that's a big deal.
"I stopped spray-painting the Beijing streets in 2006," says Zhang, China's best-known graffiti artist. "Graffiti is the fashion in China these days and has lost its meaning as protest." Still, his new show in Manhattan is drawing plenty of die-hards who
Gong's story doesn't add up, and her greatest invention is one of omission: gangs that govern the city's vagrant population are big business in Beijing. Gong is most likely in cahoots with a senior member.
If you're looking for a streamlined, logical film with a lot of subtext and social relevance, you've definitely come to the wrong place. This is Transformers, dude.
An estimated hundreds of thousands of people in Beijing live in dark and unsafe underground dwellings. VICE Japan took an investigative look into the subterranean living conditions of a new type of entrenched social class existing in China's capital, born…
Years after Dongguan police beat Ji Zhongxing and left him paralyzed, he went to the Beijing Capital International Airport to hand out out leaflets regarding his grievances. When airport security officers approached him and asked him to stop, Ji held up a…
If Beijing's subway feeds the city's beating heart, then Line 2 is its circulatory system. Its looped route traces the path once taken by the ancient city walls, but Mao's disdain for history saw the structure make way for subterranean tunnels and the hea…
Nature and Man in Rhapsody of Light at the Water Cube was unveiled last month at the Beijing National Aquatics Center (known as the Water Cube). The installation uses a computer program to translate the I Ching and the collective mood of the…
It's hard to describe the feeling of looking out the window and not being able to see buildings that you know are there through the smoke, or looking down a subway platform and seeing the other end obscured by a scrim of gray dust. It's even harder to jus…