Christopher Beam

Meet China's Tony Robbins
The predatory gospel of China's most popular motivational speaker
June 08, 2014

The predatory gospel of China's most popular motivational speaker.

"I Think It's Already Been Forgotten"
How China's millennials talk about Tiananmen Square
June 03, 2014

“The government succeeded. We’ve been brainwashed.”

 

The Secret Messages Inside Chinese URLs
Decoding 4008-517-517.com
May 01, 2014

URLs like 4008-517-517.com mean a lot more than they appear.

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文化认同危机,当然还有进攻,防守和特勤组。跟随重庆DOCKERS码头工美式橄榄球队一个赛季之所见所闻
April 08, 2014

一码当先

Year of the Pigskin
My hilarious, heartbreaking, triumphant season with the American Football League of China
April 08, 2014

A crisis of cultural identity—not to mention offense, defense, and special teams.

Chinese Citizens Are Fed Up With Flight 370 Censorship
And they're looking to the West for reliable information
March 20, 2014

And they're looking to the West for reliable information.

'What Do I Do If I'm Ugly?'
Baidu's autofill reveals the soul of the average Chinese web surfer
March 13, 2014

"What do I do if I'm ugly?" and other press questions of the Chinese public. 

Why Isn't China Dominating Sochi?
The country is no good at the Winter Games—but that could change when it hosts them itself
February 18, 2014

Team China won its first medal at the Sochi Olympics last week, when skater Han Tianyu took the silver in the mens's short-track 1500 meters. China's medal count has since climbed to six, with three golds, two silvers, and one bronze.

China Wants to Build a Better Facebook
Is WeChat out-innovating other social networks?
February 04, 2014

WeChat, China's ultimate chat/social network/mobile payment/online banking all-in-one mega-site

The Chinese Government Is Threatened by My Dance Moves
January 20, 2014

I went on Chinese State TV to sing and dance. The makes me and the Chinese government cringe—for different reasons.

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