Beijing

DRAG

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.
VICE Staff
6.5.18
surveillance state

China Is Using Facial Recognition Technology to Send Jaywalkers Fines Through Text Messages

It’s the latest update to a widely deployed facial recognition surveillance system in China.
Daniel Oberhaus
3.28.18
WTF

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.”
Jamie Fullerton
10.17.17
Spotlight

Howie Lee is the Sound of China's Cyber Underground

The Beijing producer tackles questions of belonging in an increasingly disorienting world.
Alisa Yamasaki
7.13.17
getting around

These Bicycles Eat Smog and Spit Out Clean Air

The Smog Free Project was inspired by air pollution problems in Beijing.
Lisa Cumming
5.21.17
Spending Patterns

China Is on Track to Fully Phase Out Cash

Experts believe it won’t be long before China, the first country to introduce paper money, becomes the first to go totally cashless.
Jamie Fullerton
5.10.17
music videos

Beijing Cyberpunk Artist Gives a Dazzling Look into a Posthuman Future

Major 'Ghost in the Shell' vibes abound in Howie Lee's new music video, "Four Seas 四海."
Emerson Rosenthal
5.7.17
Chinese food

Why the Chinese Are Better at Eating Their Greens

Chinese children aren’t coddled to eat, and many still have living grandparents who survived bitter times of famine.
Lillian Chou
4.29.17
Cocktails

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.
Jennifer Conrad
4.26.17
china

​Meet The Canadian Banker Who Has Devoted His Life to Chinese Hockey

Beijing is hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics and now is home to a KHL team. One Canadian man has become hockey's chief evangelist in China.
Terrence Doyle
2.20.17
china

At Home With the Man Who’s Made Robot ‘Children’ for 30 Years

“They are closer to me than my actual children in some ways.”
Jamie Fullerton
11.26.16
Art

How Photographers Captured the Biggest Full Moon in 70 Years

We won't see anything like it again until 2034.
Beckett Mufson
11.14.16
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