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Andrew Little


Location icon United States

I am a journalist currently based out of Dallas, Texas. After a stint at my school newspaper and the expat living website The Beijinger I've mostly been writing on a myriad of China-related news for RADII China. I'm now working to expand my portfolio and zone in on more specific topics like Chinese industry and luxury.

RADII | Culture, Innovation, and Life in today's China
Is the US Ready for an All-Chinese Content Streaming Service?

For the non-Chinese speaker, gaining access to current, high quality Chinese TV and film outside of China requires determination. Of course Netflix has a small selection of newer, sometimes binge-worthy Chinese TV shows and films, but the hoops one has to jump through to access a wider array of content (downloading the proper extensions, brushing up on your language skills) make it inconvenient at best.

RADII | Culture, Innovation, and Life in today's China
Here are China's 10 Most Valuable Stars

Admaster, a Chinese data solution provider focused on domestic advertising, just put out a data-driven list of China's most commercially valuable celebrities of 2018. Their assessment model, the fancy-sounding Celebrity Selection Index (CSI), aggregates data collected on a celebrity's social influence, buzzworthy-ness and brand help - while also taking a "risk factor" into account (more on that below) - to produce an overall score.

RADII | Culture, Innovation, and Life in today's China
Into the Black Mirror: The Truth Behind China's Social Credit System

Blacklists... data... credit scores... all sensationalized elements of the Chinese policy plan regularly blasted as reminiscent of 1984: the Social Credit System. Often compared with chilling dystopian science-fiction episodes, the topic has received breathless coverage from some members of the international media, but information is often inconsistent or saturated with alarmism.

RADII | Culture, Innovation, and Life in today's China
The Beijing Basketball Court That Became the "Holy Land" of Chinese Streetball

After graduating high school, Zhang He and Zhang Baoyuan decide to take a trip from their native Hebei province to Beijing with their newfound freedom - a breath of fresh air after months of prep. As they touch down in Beijing, others are arriving from more distant places: Shanxi, Hainan, even Los Angeles.

RADII | Culture, Innovation, and Life in today's China
UNIQLO UT x KAWS Collab Sparks Manic Scenes in China

Chinese shoppers got down on the floor, up on tables, and in face-to-face tussles on Monday to get their hands on UNIQLO UT x KAWS special edition T-shirts, and the frenzy left a series of videos and memes in its wake.

RADII | Culture, Innovation, and Life in today's China
Why Are Chinese Tourists So "Unruly?"

If you Google "Chinese tourists," you'll find a bevy of articles calling them "too loud," "too rude" or simply "the worst." A little more web surfing and you'll find examples of that behavior: vandalization of ancient temples, scuffles with airplane stewardesses and scalding water, and unnecessary brawls with the authorities.

RADII | Culture, Innovation, and Life in today's China
Is Kris Wu Fat Now?

A pressing question, people. Yes, the new season of Rap of China is underway, and contrary to the rumors, Kris Wu is still at the helm as the hit reality show's lead judge. But a different discussion has been looming over the former pop singer's image recently - his physical image, that is.

RADII | Culture, Innovation, and Life in today's China
Chinese Rappers Beef with Lil Pump After Racism Storm: Here are 6 Fierce Diss Tracks

Right on the heels of the Dolce & Gabbana ad campaign that sparked cries of racism and provoked diss tracks from PG One, CD Rev and others, yet another racism controversy has emerged to fire up China's internet - this one centered around Columbian-American rapper, Lil Pump.

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