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Will Xi’an become a megalopolis at the heart of the New Silk Road?

In December 2016, Wang Yongkang 王永康, Xi’an’s newly appointed Party chief, took a stroll atop the western Chinese city’s ancient…

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The SupChina Chengdu Directory

The laid-back city of Chengdu is a major draw for tourism in China’s southwest, largely for three reasons:…

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Q&A with Chinese supermodel Ming Xi

Ming Xi (奚梦瑶 Xī Mèngyáo) is a Chinese fashion model from Shanghai. She came to international attention after…

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China’s four great novels

Chinese literature has a long, rich history, but the four novels considered to be the greatest of the…

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The biggest TV show in the world

Over the years, China’s Spring Festival Gala, known as Chunwan (春晚 chūnwǎn), has evolved to become more than an…

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The Year of the Rooster

At midnight of January 27, 2017, the Year of the Monkey ends and the Year of the Rooster…

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The SupChina Hangzhou Directory

The prosperous city of Hangzhou (杭州 Hángzhōu) has been a center of commerce since ancient times, and it…

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Dunhuang — a brief history and travel guide to China’s Silk Road oasis

Cave #285 from the Western Wei period (535-556…

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Sinica extra: An excerpt of John Pomfret’s The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom

John Pomfret first went to China as a student in 1980, and covered the Tiananmen demonstrations…

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A Chinese master of Chopin

Li Yundi, or just Yundi, as he’s now known, is one of China’s foremost pianists and arguably…

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Sinica backgrounder: Wartime China and Bill Lascher’s ‘Eve of a Hundred Midnights’

When aspiring journalist Bill Lascher learned from his grandmother that her cousin had been a war…

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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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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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