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News roundup: How are China's copycats making entrepreneurs more creative? Plus Australians detained and record space journey

BUSINESS Chinese copycats disrupt entrepreneurs’ Kickstarter dreams by…

News roundup: Will China decide global norms for using AI? Plus Clinton's leaked comments and property market problems

BUSINESS Analysis: Despite problems in China’s housing market, ‘bubble’ wrongly describes fast-rising property…

Sinica extra: Q&A with Ma Tianjie on toxic heavy metals, bourgeois culture and more

Ma Tianjie is the blogger behind Chublic Opinion, editor of the environmental website China Dialogue, a

Sinica extra: Q&A with Mei Fong on her Pulitzer win, meeting Queen Elizabeth and foreign correspondence

Mei Fong, the guest on this week’s Sinica Podcast about China’s one-child policy, is the first Malaysian-born journalist to have won…

Will Xi's 'Zhejiang Clique' dominate the top echelon of power? Plus overcapacity corruption challenge and record travel numbers

BUSINESS Corruption in the provinces is hindering Beijing’s efforts to push heavy…

Michael Manning’s Beijing jail diary

Introduction Michael Manning was, in many ways, just another young American living in China. His career there followed a trajectory familiar to…

Q&A with Zing Bai, the founder of a New York restaurant who wants to take her ‘awesome’ fried rice across the U.S.

Last summer, Haijing “Zing” Bai’s parents in Beijing had no idea their daughter had quit her law firm job in New York…

Gay men from China find a liberating openness in America’s LGBT community

The first thing Evan Liu did when he arrived at New York City’s Pride Parade in June was write his phone number…

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 as…

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 produced in conjunction with…

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 pursue his love of…

China journalism

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 any contemporary contentious…

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 one of the frozen…

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 was featured in the…

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 space shuttle Columbia: a…