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Book Excerpt: ‘Street of Eternal Happiness’ by Rob Schmitz

PREACHER JIANG smiled with his entire face. It was the sort of grin that pressed his cheeks so far…

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Looking past the mirror: Embrace difference and empathy to understand China

I could talk for a long time about why living in China is good, but with each visit to…

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Book Excerpt: ‘The Hacked World Order’ by Adam Segal

Editor’s note: Listen to Adam Segal on this episode of the Sinica Podcast. Just as historians consider 1947…

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Editor’s note: SupChina expands with the Sinica Podcast and photos from Michael Yamashita

In the latest Sinica podcast — the first that Kaiser Kuo and Jeremy Goldkorn…

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Young Chinese campaigning for Hillary Clinton get grassroots education on Americans and their democracy

Julie Yao didn’t expect that American democracy would be like this. In January, about four years after leaving China with…

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Communist Party of China vs. reality TV: The real battle is over banality, not Western values

Over the last two years, I’ve watched with bemusement as the Communist Party of China’s anti-Western criticisms have multiplied…

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Q&A with Hao Wu, documentary filmmaker trying to understand China’s changes

In 2011, Hao Wu gave up a successful career as a top executive in the Chinese Internet industry to…

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Through the lens of American journalism, writer gets a new perspective on telling China’s story

Growing up in China, I never saw a protest, not even a small one. I don’t recall reading about…

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How a mother and daughter use WeChat to keep connected from Beijing to New York

My mother and I have used many ways to keep our relationship going as our lives occasionally unfolded in…

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Amid pollution’s haze, stories make it worth staying in China

When I returned to Beijing from a vacation in Canada, it was a blue-sky day fit for skating on…

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Three generations of red

At the ceremony celebrating my admission to the Communist Party of China, I stood on the stage in a…

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The one and many ways of being Chinese

Although I possess only a Canadian passport, people in China have never made me feel like an outsider during…

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Not-so-Wild West: 5 misconceptions about doing business in China and how to avoid them

After three decades of hunting for profits in China, foreign technology companies are asking themselves why they haven’t figured…

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Q&A with Shen Wei, visual and performing artist from two cultural worlds whose work appeared in the 2008 Beijing Olympics

The choreographer and artist Shen Wei is perhaps best known to audiences around the world for his work that…

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Q&A with Leroy Chiao, first Asian-American and ethnic Chinese spacewalker and mission commander

The first time Leroy Chiao left Earth’s atmosphere, he made sure three important objects joined him on the…

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