Is China reading your emails?

A recent academic report claims that China has been routinely and systematically hijacking internet traffic from the United States, Canada, Europe and other countries through security flaws in the deep structure of the internet. To put it simply, somebody in Beijing may be receiving and reading your emails before you do, as well as capturing your passwords and other personal data from websites you visit. Continue reading here.

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Is there a masculinity crisis in China?

“This month, a well-known Chinese educational program for children that featured a ‘feminine-looking’ boyband ignited discussions on masculinity in China. What’s on Weibo provides an overview of Chinese media’s stance on the recent discussion, and an introduction to five popular social media slang terms stereotyping Chinese men.”

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How Chinese describe Americans in China

"In the course of the conversation, we spotted someone walking near the lake and all agreed that said person was a foreigner. We wondered how it was that, even at six floors up and across campus, it was possible to make that distinction. We were too far away to actually see any physical characteristics, but we all knew that this person was not only a foreigner, but was most likely an American."

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