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Dear reader,

Today, SupChina is hosting its first conference. Our whole editorial team is at the event in New York, tweeting and Facebook live-ing, so we’re sending a short newsletter today. We will be back tomorrow with our regular coverage.

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—Jeremy Goldkorn, Editor-in-Chief


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This issue of the SupChina newsletter was produced by Sky Canaves, Lucas Niewenhuis, Jia Guo, and Jiayun Feng. More China stories worth your time are curated below, with the most important ones at the top of each section.


BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY:

WeChat expands search feature into a ‘walled garden’

A new search engine from WeChat could change China’s internet / Quartz



POLITICS AND CURRENT AFFAIRS:

Philippines says China stopped reclaiming contested land, receives $500 million for bridges

Hague ruling ‘put a stop’ to China’s island-building in disputed waters / SCMP



SOCIETY AND CULTURE:

No more dog meat at infamous Yulin festival?

Dog meat sales reportedly banned at infamous festival / National Geographic


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Jeremy Goldkorn, Anthony Tao, Lucas Niewenhuis, Jia Guo, and Jiayun Feng.