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China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced on June 28 that it was removing the asterisk from citizens’ travel and health codes, which indicates whether someone had been in a medium- or high-risk pandemic area in the past 14 days (the figure has been adjusted to seven days since July 8).

A lawsuit over facial data privacy at a residential compound in Tianjin triggered nationwide discussions about China’s weak legal protection of sensitive personal information. Experts are now calling for stricter laws

Open discussions about social anxiety are happening online in China. By identifying as ‘sociophobes,’ more young Chinese are openly challenging traditional social and work norms, and establishing new ones

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A bullet train traveling from Guiyang, Guizhou Province to Guangzhou, Guangdong Province in southern China derailed in Rongjiang County, Guizhou, on June 4, injuring 10 passengers and two train attendants and killing the driver.

From production to distribution, the supply chain for webcam voyeurism and illegal spycams is becoming more sophisticated in eluding authorities, and criminal laws lack the teeth to aid their efforts

Forced to perform circus tricks for years, the ongoing saga of Molly the Asian elephant has once again triggered calls to end animal performances and finally set China’s animal abuse laws in stone