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How a black man became one of China’s traditional Chinese medicine practitioners

For the black doctor who hails from Mali, traditional Chinese medicine has always been his biggest interest.

Adam M
Diarra Boubacar has a certain way of doing things. Taking the pulse of a Chinese patient, prescribing herbal medicine and practicing acupuncture, all while being a black man in China. For the African doctor who hails from Mali, traditional Chinese medicine has always been his biggest interest. In fact, when Boubacar first came to China...
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Singaporeans are mad that an American child rapist got away with a light sentence

And they are commenting their hearts out.

American Joshua Robinson didn’t get the death penalty for raping two underaged individuals and owning at least 321 child pornographic material, but in a country where some aspects of the 19th century Victorian legal system prevail, it is highly unusual. According to the local Straits Times report, 39-year-old Joshua Robinson will be incarcerated for four...
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Indian person gains fame for having a Chinese name

Only in Malaysia?

Adam M
When this 30-something-year-old man put up a photo of his Malaysian identity card (MyKad), he surprised many of his fellow netizens — and so did some in the international community. If you haven’t heard, Pang Chee Pin is a Indian Malaysian national with a Chinese name, something that is apparently rather rare to the local...
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African-American renounced US citizenship for Taiwan’s

He said he felt happiest in Taiwan.

Adam M
Who would have thought a young African-American male basketball prodigy would give up his US citizenship for Taiwan’s? Honestly, if someone mentions this to me in passing, I would have thought he or she is crazy. But here we are, analyzing and translating news stories from Asia and discovering interesting stuff in the process. Meet...
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How a white American man won the hearts of his Chinese in-laws

Overcoming the challenges his traditional Chinese family in China had for him.

How do you make your way into a tough grandmother-in-law’s good graces? That’s a question that Andrew, a white American, asked himself in China when he was serious about the Chinese girl he was seeing. “I was a young man and my Chinese girlfriend was bringing me to meet her very traditional Chinese family in China,” he recalls. “It was hate at first...
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Taiwanese man marries girl he met while stationed in Nicaragua

A Taiwan-Nicaragua love story.

Tracy J
For this Valentine’s Day week, we’re sharing the story of Hao and Edelma, a Taiwan-Nicaragua couple. During an interview with Taiwan’s FTVNews, the couple was asked these questions. What’s the first thing that came into your mind when you first met her? Hao: The first time I saw Edelma, my heart nearly stopped. I was...
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How a white American girl’s love for China made her stay

Meet Tara Clance, a Georgia native who just recently graduated from Fudan University in China.

Often times, when we aspire to learn a culture, we whine about not having enough time and resources to get it done. If we want to learn a language, we delay doing it because we don’t have a language partner to practice with. If we want to go out of the country for a long...
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A group of 50 factories in Tianjin found to produce fake seasoning products

The report revealed that the seasoning sauces were being falsely labeled as popular brands such as Nestlé, Lee Kum Kee, and Knorr.

Tracy J
It is no surprise that mainland Chinese consumers have become accustomed to stomach-churning food scandals. Lately, a group of some 50 factories in Tianjin, China have been found to be manufacturing fake seasoning sauces and flavorings, some with illegal ingredients, the Global Times reports. The report revealed that the seasoning sauces were being falsely labeled...
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China is reminding school kids that Japan started their aggression early on

Eight-Year War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression becomes Fourteen-Year War of Resistance Against The Imperial Japanese.

Despite the surrender of imperial Japan in 1945, there are still some in China who still think that the cold war is still going on. For generations, the “Eight-Year War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression” has been ingrained in the minds of Chinese kids. Turn on the TV on any given day and you’ll see...
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Ex-Canadian girl who is applying to become Japanese debunks the myth about racism in Japan

Five years ago, she immigrated to Japan and is now applying to become a Japanese citizen.

With recent attacks on Japan by mainstream alternative media like Black Pigeon Speaks, who recently made a video lying about Japan’s immigration system, one prominent future Japanese of white/Caucasian ancestry has something to say. In response to the highly controversial video, the YouTuber kanadajin3 said this recently in response. Japan refuses immigration? Oh god, the tittle...

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