Historian gripes about access and quality of archives in China

Shen Zhihua 沈志华 is a famous Chinese historian who specializes in the history of the Soviet Union, the Cold War, and…

Will Ctrip child abuse case lead to lower birth rate in China?

Last week, we wrote about child abuse at a Ctrip daycare center in Shanghai. The news continued to garner attention. China…

From Nepal to Indonesia, few signs of progress for Belt and Road

Some Belt and Road projects have been canceled or have stalled recently, raising questions about the future of China’s newly

Old Chinese man dances his way into the internet’s heart

Perhaps you’ve already seen this video, going viral worldwide, which Japanese Twitter user @malatang2015 posted last Friday. But if not, take a minute out of…

When words kill: ‘Big-character posters’ are testament to tenacity and suffering in one of China’s darkest periods

In China in Ten Words, translated into English by Allan H. Barr, author Yu Hua gives a trenchant description of big-character posters (大字报 dàzìbào)…

LiAngelo Ball and UCLA shoplifters stuck in China get an assist from… Trump?

UCLA played Georgia Tech in a college basketball game in Shanghai on Saturday, in a contest that UCLA won 63-60. But overshadowing the…

The Quad gets together again

Will the Trump Administration’s Indo-Pacific dream last? The Trump administration has resuscitated the term Indo-Pacific — a description that sounds less Chinese than…

Actress Zhao Wei banned from stock markets

One of China’s most successful actresses has been banned from trading in the country’s stock markets for “irregularities” connected with a takeover bid….

A murder, two frustrated families, and an internet mob

“Sometimes when laws are not enacted, we need mob justice to carry out moral sanction on those who otherwise won’t feel any guilt,…

South Korea swings closer to Beijing

Since an unexpected détente between Beijing and Seoul at the end of October, South Korea has continued to seek closer relations…

Singles Day wraps up a $25 billion shopping spree

Singles Day (双十一 shuāng shíyī; “double eleven,” or 11/11), the retail holiday publicized by ecommerce giant Alibaba, again broke records and dwarfed similar…

A fishing village powered by the sun

A tiny fishing village on the coast of Hong Kong is revolutionizing the island’s solar industry. For centuries, the villagers of…

Giraffes, wolves, and dragons: How evolutionary biology explains the Chinese internet

This is a story of Darwinian evolution. About how, over time, living in different environments, the descendants of the same species can adapt,…

SupChina is redesigned

Hello! We’ve undergone some changes, as you can see. And it’s not all cosmetic, either: We’ll be diversifying our editorial content and increasing…

Did China just open its financial sector to foreign investment?

Historic opening of China’s financial sector? Shortly after Donald Trump left China, the New York Times says (paywall), “Beijing threw him —…