Focus topics

‘Big white’

大白 – dàbái – “big white”

China’s street scene these days no longer features beauties and beaus with light complexions, instead, it’s light-skinned people with a Covid complexion: the so-called “dabai”. This is how the Chinese vernacular has christened medical staff, helpers and law enforcement officers in white protective gear who manage the country’s sometimes turbulent state of Covid emergency.

Continue reading now

Get 30 days of free access to the Decision Brief to read these and more quality news every day.

Are you already a guest at the China.Table? Log in now


    Aunt days
    Ice stick
    Pot carrier
    Seed face