I tried the Sogou grammar tool and it was a disaster

By Wei Sheng

“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? You are cuter and more restrained.”

Shakespeare didn’t write that—maybe because he didn’t have help from an artificial intelligence-powered proofreading tool made by Chinese search engine Sogou.

The compa…

How Netease Cloud Music became a therapy platform

By Yuebai Liu

Is a company worth $65-billion the big brother China’s melancholic youngsters need? Netease thinks so. 

When popular music player Netease Cloud Music announced the launch of its “Cloud Healing Center” (yuncun zhiyusuo) in early August, users …

996 in your living room

By Weiqi Liu

What does a global pandemic mean for the future of work? In the short term, people have had to bring their jobs home, adopt new digital tools, and balance work and child care in new ways. But will these changes last? Will they make any long-term differ…

US Wechat ban will mean more than lost connections

By Frankie Huang


Frankie Huang was born in Beijing and raised in New Jersey. She is a freelance writer, illustrator, and strategist based in Boston. Her work explores feminism, diaspora identity, and social issues.

“I never believed or worried…