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A young woman sits in the waiting area of the Shanghai East Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Clinic, flipping through Marie Claire’s China edition. She looks through page after page of skincare product advertisements, each boasting the face of a fair-skinned model, complete with doe eyes and a high nose bridge.
The petite drag queen strutted to the middle of the floor in a pin-straight pink wig, a strapless wedding gown and a pair of elbow-length white gloves. She grabbed a microphone and belted out a Chinese pop song in honor of Father’s Day as middle-aged men in the audience catcalled and threw 100 RMB ($15) notes at her.
The current draft of a new mental health bill, made available for public viewing and comment on the Legislative Affairs of the State Council website June 10, would ban compulsory mental health screenings and would allow patients diagnosed with mental disorders to be discharged from the hospital at their discretion. Patients with serious diagnoses would require the consent of their doctor or guardian.
According to the 2010 National Population Census of China, 19.3 percent of the world’s population are Chinese citizens. The relationship between the U.S. and China has become increasingly important. So what do China’s approximately 1.4 billion people think about the U.S. and Americans?
For the past three years, Zhou Lu Ying has spent many of her weekends playing games with children and talking with the elderly in her sprawling hometown of Beijing. Ying started volunteering at the Beijing Zhuren Social Work Agency in the Dongcheng District while she studied at Beijing Politics Youth College.
When Li Yuchun took the first place title of the 2005 Mongolian Cow Sour Yogurt Super Girl’s Voice, China’s answer to American Idol, she may as well have taken a sledgehammer to the country’s years of strictly maintained traditional gender perceptions.
Tim’s Texas Bar-B-Q owner Tim Hilbert continues to bring Lone Star-style food to Beijing despite roadblocks posed by the City Urban Administrative and Law Enforcement Bureau, or Chengguan. Hilbert called the restaurant and his patrons his “family.”
Just a decade ago, tattoos were frowned upon in Chinese society, long associated with foreigners, prisoners and gamblers. Despite the status of tattoos as cultural taboo, artists claim tattooing is historically significant in Chinese society.
Miami Heat all star LeBron James leapt over two opponents and slammed the ball hard to the rim, securing a victory for his team in the first game of the 2011 NBA finals on June 1 at American Airlines Arena in Miami. More than 7,000 miles away, a student at a Beijing college yelled at his laptop and nearly slammed it shut.
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, like Christianity in general, appears to be endorsed by the Chinese Communist Party’s rule. Yet some Christians can still be subjected to harassment and aren’t free to worship, and what’s permissible is based on a stark line drawn by Chinese authorities between official and non-official churches—even within the same denomination.