Rebecca Kanthor

The World
Delegates applaud as Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during the opening ceremony of the 20th National Congress of China's ruling Communist Party held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022. 

China’s small business owners hope for a new normal ‘after the Party Congress’


The refrain, “after the Party Congress,” has been heard constantly in China. It refers to the idea that once this week’s official National Congress of the Communist Party meeting wraps up on Friday, maybe things will get back to normal after a series of strict pandemic lockdowns.

This Underwood typewriter features Yiddish letters of the aleph-beys, on display at the Museum of the City of New York.

A Yiddish revival is underway at this prestigious Chinese university

Mini EV cars seen in Zhumadian, China.

Electric vehicles are gaining popularity across China as govt creates incentives

Science & Technology
A resident walks by shuttered Communication University of China in Beijing, Monday, Sept. 12, 2022.

Thousands of foreign students enrolled in Chinese universities await permission to return

People sit in a shallow pool of water in the riverbed of the Jialing River, a tributary of the Yangtze, in southwestern China's Chongqing Municipality, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022. 

China endures ‘heat wave from hell’ with record-breaking temperatures

Climate Change
Famed Taiwanese singer Jay Chou performs during his concert "The Invincible" in Taipei, Taiwan

China’s hit summer song takes fans back through space and time


Mandopop megastar Jay Chou has released his first album in six years, with his new song, “The Greatest Works of Art,” becoming an instant hit. The music video follows an antique piano on a journey to inspire famous artists of the past.

Soccer may be China’s national sport, but enthusiasm for frisbee — a quintessential American sport — is soaring in China.

The rise of Ultimate Frisbee as a team sport in China


Soccer may be China’s national sport, but enthusiasm for frisbee — a quintessential American sport — is growing in China. Ultimate Frisbee is one of the few no-contact, mixed-gender sports in the country. And that may be one of the reasons that women, especially, are now flocking to it. 

Filmmaker Crystal Kwok speaks to a customer at shop featured in the film,"Blurring the Color Line."

‘I want people to have uncomfortable conversations’: A new documentary explores Chinese and Black relations in the Jim Crow South


Crystal Kwok is the director of “Blurring the Color Line,” a new documentary about her family’s experience in Augusta, Georgia, and the relationships between Chinese Americans and Black people during the Jim Crow era.

Namewee is a Malaysian Chinese singer-songwriter and filmmaker whose controversial songs go viral on Youtube.

‘It’s controversial because it’s important,’ Malaysian Chinese pop artist says of his censored music


Namewee is a singer-songwriter and filmmaker who is known for speaking his mind and composing songs that go viral on YouTube. He tells The World’s Rebecca Kanthor why promoting his music is important.

A collage of video screenshots that feature Africans exploited for profit in a growing trend known as "blessings videos."

A new documentary uncovers the story behind China’s racist ‘blessings video’ trend

These trendy videos often feature African children who are prompted to parrot Chinese greetings and to act in inappropriate ways — for entertainment.