Beijing

8.20.19

How China Used Facebook and Twitter to Bombard Hong Kong With Propaganda

The platforms suspended hundreds of accounts they say were used in a state-run campaign to discredit pro-democracy protests.

7.17.19

Inside Beijing’s Illegal Karaoke Sex Clubs

Photographer Valya Lee spent three months working undercover and taking photos on her phone.

7.8.19

A Chinese City Is Banning Men From Exposing Their Stomachs

The so-called "Beijing bikini" is a popular way for Chinese men to cool off. But authorities in China have condemned the look as "uncivilised behaviour".

6.6.18

The Queens Living It Up in China's Thriving Drag Scene

VICE met up with a pair of drag queens as they prepared for a major ball in Shanghai, following along before they hit the stage for a competition with dozens of other queens.

4.9.18

I Cooked Through My Depression with China’s Eight Great Cuisines

It sounded simple enough—make one dish from the eight provinces of Sichuan, Hunan, Zhejiang, Fujian, Anhui, Shandong, Jiangsu, and Guangdong. I had just uprooted from Mumbai to Beijing, and was extremely lonely.

10.18.17

People in Beijing Are Lining Up for Hours to Try 'Cheese Tea'

“It’s basically tea… with cheese on top. Cheese is nice. Tea is nice.”

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7.14.17

Howie Lee is the Sound of China's Cyber Underground

The Beijing producer tackles questions of belonging in an increasingly disorienting world.

4.26.17

Beijing's Most Interesting Cocktail Destination Is in an Apartment Complex

Tony's Workshop is tucked away on the eleventh floor of a residential building—but you wouldn't guess it when you taste the drinks.

4.24.17

Eating Three Roast Ducks, 15 Duck Feet, 25 Duck Hearts, a Duck Brain, and Several Duck Livers in Beijing

Nowhere in China loves duck quite like Beijing. Esteemed food blogger Huo Ye took me to three restaurants he says serve the city's best Bejing Duck.

11.14.16

How Photographers Captured the Biggest Full Moon in 70 Years

We won't see anything like it again until 2034.

11.14.16

What Does a Terrorist Look Like? This Controversial Sculpture Challenges Your Inner Bias

Li Wei's grenade-toting 'Secure for Now' work is exploding an already explosive debate.

8.4.16

Running a Uyghur Restaurant in Beijing Is No Easy Feat

Discrimination is common against Uyghurs who, associated with the devastating poverty of Xinjiang, are largely thought by the Chinese Han ethnic majority to be petty thieves.

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