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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
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
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
china

This Restaurant Charged Its Customers for the Air They Were Breathing

A restaurant in the Jiangsu Province of China has been criticised after charging its customers one yuan ($0.15 or 10p) each to cover the cost of purifying the building’s air.
Phoebe Hurst
12.15.15
china

WeChat Blocks Uber (Again) In Ongoing China Rideshare War

The parent company of WeChat and Uber competitor Didi Kuaidi has “permanently” blocked Uber accounts.
Kari Paul
12.5.15
Features

Apple Is Self-Censoring in China. Is Facebook Next?

“China’s market is too big for them to ignore.”
Jamie Fullerton
11.2.15
Motherboard Blog

Starting Online Rumors in China Can Get You 3 Years in Prison

If a false post is viewed more than 5,000 times—or forwarded 500 times—then it's jail time.
Zach Sokol
9.10.13
Motherboard Blog

The Mood of the Chinese Internet Lights Up the Facade of Beijing's Water Cube

It's not often that ancient Chinese texts about divining the future and social media meet.
Kevin Holmes
7.16.13
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