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Motherboard

It Looks Like a Tesla Model S Just Exploded in a Chinese Parking Garage

A CCTV video has captured what appears to be a Tesla Model S self-combusting in a Shanghai parking lot.
Sarah Emerson
4.22.19
Game of Thrones

"Game of Thrones" fans in China missed out on 6 minutes of sex and gore

But — spoiler alert! — they saw the ending before U.S. fans did
David Gilbert
4.16.19
VICE News

Chinese movie star Fan Bingbing reappears after sudden disappearance in July

The X-Men star has topped Forbes’ list of highest-paid celebrities in China for four consecutive years
Rex Santus
10.3.18
weibo

China's Weibo should have known better than to ban gay content

The network reversed a decision to remove content ”with pornographic implications, promoting bloody violence, or related to homosexuality.”
David Gilbert
4.16.18
Bitcoin

Three of China's Biggest Bitcoin Exchanges Are Shutting Down

The announcements come in response to a Chinese directive to halt Bitcoin trades by the end of the month
Daniel Oberhaus
9.15.17
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
china

Photos Show Vendors in China Using 'Sewer Shrimp' to Make Street Food

Wuhan have been selling shrimp balls that are made from the most unsavory of seafood, processed in pretty much the most nauseating way possible.
Alex Swerdloff
6.30.16
Twitter

Never RT (It's Making You Stupid)

Smash that RT if u feel like ruining your cognitive functioning.
Sarah Emerson
4.29.16
asia & pacific

Chinese Officials Were Implicated in the Panama Papers, but You Wouldn't Know It in China

China has apparently been blocking search terms and removing online stories that would lead citizens to read about how the relatives of party leaders have been linked to offshore companies.
VICE News and Reuters
4.5.16
Digital Immigrant

How Immigrants Get Deported for Saying the Wrong Things on Social Media

Emad El-Sayed, the 24-year-old who's facing deportation after he threatened to kill Donald Trump on Facebook, isn't the first case of social media screwing with immigration status.
Arielle Pardes
3.7.16
china

A Chinese Woman Dumped Her Boyfriend Because His New Year's Feast Sucked

The food her boyfriend’s parents served her for Chinese New Year just wasn’t up to snuff.
Alex Swerdloff
2.11.16
asia & pacific

Taiwan Just Elected Its First Female President — And Now She Has to Deal With China

Taiwan's independence-leaning opposition leader Tsai Ing-wen will be thrust into one of Asia's toughest and most dangerous jobs after she takes office.
Reuters and VICE News
1.16.16
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