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China’s box office enjoys another record-smashing Spring Festival holiday

Moviegoing is a national pastime for the Chinese during Spring Festival, and this year more than…

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Black Lives China comments on ‘Africa’ sketch in CCTV gala

By Hannah Getachew and Runako Celina Bernard-Stevenson This piece was originally published on the website Black Lives China, whose mission is…

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Sinica Podcast Live in New York: Courts & Torts: Driving the Chinese Legal System

Please join us for a special live recording of the Sinica Podcast, a weekly discussion of current affairs in…

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China’s CCTV Spring Festival Gala included a truly shameless Africa skit, featuring blackface

We need to talk about that Africa skit. You know the one. UPDATE: CCTV appears to have removed the skit…

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Beijing was awfully quiet this Chinese New Year’s Eve

2010 Four years ago, I wrote this about Chinese New…

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The 12 most noteworthy Years of the Dog in Chinese history

In Chinese myth, the dog came second to last in the race to determine the order of the zodiac…

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Polyamory in the PRC: A brief history of sex and swinging in modern China

Article 301 of China’s 1997 Criminal Law bans “group licentiousness,” and has been used in the past to bust would-be swingers….

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Are Chinese girls ‘easy’? And other thoughts on cross-cultural dating

Victor Zheng is a Chinese “self-media” (自媒体 zì méitǐ) personality, now living in the U.S., who has published in…

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PyeongChang Winter Olympics preview: For Team China, It’s All About 2022

Pictured: Xu Mengtao, Sui Wenjing and Han Cong, Cai Xuetong The China Sports Column is a SupChina weekly feature in which China…

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Personal insights into the frontier of Chinese biomedicine

“I foresee that within the next few years, patients from…

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Sinica Podcast: Kishore Mahbubani on China’s rise and America’s myopia

This week’s Sinica Podcast is now live. Listen to it now! China, as we say at the beginning of…

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Sina Weibo denounced for manipulation of trending topics and inadequate censorship

Links in Chinese unless otherwise specified It’s been a shaky few months for Sina Weibo, China’s largest microblogging service….

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Kuora: China vs. Rome, and the question of cultural cohesiveness

We return to the subject of history this week, as Kaiser answers a question originally posted on Quora on…

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Li Haotong, China’s best male golfer, is putting the world on notice

The China Sports Column is a SupChina weekly feature in which China Sports Insider Mark Dreyer looks at the week that…

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Sinica Podcast: Gerry Shih on China’s Uyghur Muslims, under pressure at home and abroad

This week’s Sinica is now live. Listen to it here. Associated Press (AP) reporter Gerry Shih was hard at work in 2017…

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