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The Secret Menu: A quintessential Chinese dish, by Kaiser Kuo

Call it China’s peanut butter and jelly. Or the mac and cheese of the Middle Kingdom. It is a Chinese…

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The Big Picture: The eco-conscious photography of Duzi

“Science can help us understand the facts, but art communicates them in a way that gets people…

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Demolition of Laoximen: Shanghai’s best link to its pre-colonial past may soon be gone

Pictured: All of Laoximen as seen from its northeastern corner: Fuxing Road to the left, Fangbang Road to the…

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Watch: Chinese man makes harrowing escape from high-rise fire

Straight out of the book of terrifying scenarios, a man dangled outside what appears to be (at least) the 17th-floor…

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Tango Gao finds art and humor in the mundane

I meet the comic illustrator known as Tango — real name Gao Youjun 高幼军 — in a studio in…

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Anti-eviction protest breaks out in Beijing’s Feijia Village on Human Rights Day

Hundreds of people gathered today in Feijia Village 费家村, outside of Beijing’s northeast Fifth Ring Road, to protest the…

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SupChina Sources 2017

Ever wonder how we produce a daily newsletter with dozens…

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The Secret Menu: Jiayang Fan of The New Yorker spices up your potato

Welcome to the first of two pilot episodes of The Secret Menu, our new cooking show, where we show you…

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Your guide to Chinese social media

Understanding China is daunting enough when you’re studying government papers or trying to keep up with the latest news….

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Kuora: The contradictory truths of continuity and change

Kaiser Kuo is a China-watching rock star. He’s the one in the stupid hat in the picture above. He…

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China’s sexual harassment problem

Zheng Xi 郑熹 As the messages pinged in a group chat on her phone, Sofia…

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The Santa of Xinjian Village, Beijing

Lan Jinghua 蓝京华 (Alain) spotted the giant Santa from a distance and was struck by its vivid colors, the doll’s…

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The week of low-end population

Dear reader, We’re going to experiment with our format on Fridays. Please let us know what you think! Write to…

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Award-winning film ‘Angels Wear White’ ignites discussion about child sexual abuse

All links in Chinese unless otherwise noted In a recent interview, director Vivian Qu 文晏…

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Who is Disney’s Mulan?

Chinese actress Liu Yifei 刘亦菲, age 30, has been chosen to star in Disney’s upcoming live-action film Mulan. The story…

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