This Restaurant Celebrates a Brutal Era in Chinese History
Sichuan is full of restaurants themed around the Cultural Revolution, when millions of Chinese were exiled, tortured, and killed by the Communist regime.
An Audience with Chongqing’s Queen of Hot Pot
“There are a lot of people calling themselves ‘Hot Pot Goddess,’ but no one else calls themselves ‘Hot Pot Queen,’” says He Yongzhi, who founded a hot pot empire in 1982.
Chinese Restaurants Are Weighing Customers and Giving the Fat Ones Free Food
In Chongqing, southwest China, two restaurants are luring portly men into their venues by weighing them and offering discounts and free meals based on how heavy they are. Women, however, can only claim discounts if they are under a certain weight.
Japan Is Not Happy About a Chinese Newspaper Mocking Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Japanese officials have lashed out at a Chinese newspaper map that marked Hiroshima and Nagasaki with cartoony nuclear explosions.