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    The BEST VPN for China: Our Top 3 Choices (Sept 2017)

    After hours of extensive testing here in China, we’ve updated our Best China VPN guide to help you get around the internet censorship and unblock the web. If you are coming to China for work or travel, a fast and reliable VPN will be the most essential app for your smartphone or computer. Quick Summary: Best […]

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    Best Mandarin Chinese Learning Apps that Really Work!

    Learning Chinese has never been more convenient now that everyone carries a smartphone in their pocket. There are a number of Mandarin Chinese learning apps for iPhone and Android out on the market, ranging from simple games and flashcard apps to full blown language courses with your own virtual tutor. By substituting 10 minutes of […]

  • Guest Posts and Sponsored Content

    Guest Posts chinaSMACK, (founded in 2008), is always on the look out for engaging stories from talented writers who want to publish on our platform. Guest posting is also a way for us to network with other bloggers and journalists who are passionate about China. Want to write for us? Please use the contact form below […]

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    Woman Faces Family Pressure Because Of Poor Boyfriend

    A post online has lead to heated debate. A women from Shanghai said that she and her JiangXi boyfriend returned to his village for a festival, but immediately after seeing the food she wanted to break up with him. She expressed that her parents were against her being with an outsider, especially such a poor […]

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    Pictures of Gold-Covered Bride Draws Internet Attention

    Recently a wedding in Guangdong has drawn everyone’s attention. During the wedding, the bride’s entire body was fully covered in gold jewelry. The groom dressed as The Yellow Emperor to welcome his bride. According to the news, the groom gave the bride’s family several million RMB. A netizen responded that even looking at these pictures […]

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    Woman Discards Her Food On Shanghai Metro

    A video from the Shanghai metro that has been uploaded to the internet has given rise to a lot of discussion. In the video a female passenger is eating chicken feet with the remains of the bones scattered about her feet in the carriage. After being met with criticism and being filmed by the surrounding […]

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    Chinese Tourist Bit By Snake In Thailand

    A video of a Chinese tourist in Phuket Thailand visiting a snake park and desiring to share a kiss with a snake has been met with much netizen discussion. She hadn’t yet kissed the snake when she was met with a ferocious and abrupt kiss on the snake’s own terms, which left her with blood […]

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    Child Given Mercury By Aunt Out Of Jealousy

    A 7-month-old child named Kangkang In Changde Hunan was deliberately fed the mercury from a thermometer by his Aunt, and is currently on the edge of death. His mother has claimed that she believes her baby was poisoned because her husband’s mother prefers this male baby over the alleged poisoner’s daughter. A netizen commented “Every […]

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    Young Girl Steals Chocolate, Dies

    A 13-year-old girl Zhaohua (pseudonym) secretly stole some supermarket chocolate, and when a supermarket worker realized they asked the parents to come forward and pay. The supermarket wanted 100 RMB at the very least, but Zhaohua’s parents only had 30 RMB on them, so her mother went to get money. But while she was getting […]

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    Businessman Swindled in Henan

    One month ago, Mr. Xiong from Zhoukou city, Henan brought 10,000 RMB to Xinxiang city for a little business, but didn’t realize he’d be swindled by cell phone fraud, have his money removed from the agricultural bank by the fraudsters, and call the bank and the police for assistance. Because he couldn’t figure it out, […]

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    Wuhu College Student Dies On New Year’s Eve

    In the early hours of the morning on New Year’s day a female college student brought to a hotel across the street from her university by two male classmates fell off the building to her death. Ms. Chen, the deceased, Mr. Ji and Mr. Wu were celebrating the new year around 2:44 AM, the three […]

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    Two Boys Beat Market Vendor Who Won’t Pay Protection

    At the entrance to a marketplace in Wuhan two boys faced towards one vegetable-peddling over 70-year-old man charging him “protection fees”. The old man gave them three RMB, but the boys thought it too little, and wanted five RMB. After being met with refusal the boys pushed him to the ground and stabbed him several […]