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China censors epidemic-themed game Plague Inc.

Popular simulation video game Plague Inc., which lets players create and evolve a disease to wipe out humanity, has been removed from Chinese…

Chinese schools embrace distance education amid coronavirus outbreak

As the COVID-19 epidemic rages on in China, making nearly half of its population live under varying degrees of travel restrictions, Chinese schools…

Didi installs protective sheets in vehicles amid coronavirus fears

The COVID-19 outbreak has infected tens of thousands of people and killed nearly 3,000. As people avoid going to public places, sometimes…

‘The uncertainty is oppressive’: A coronavirus dispatch from Hong Kong

Boredom, anxiety, and frustration: With classes cancelled indefinitely, a university student in Hong Kong explains how she and her classmates are…

Square dancing to shake off the coronavirus blues

Dance to heal: COVID-19 patients in temporary hospitals are using movement to keep spirits up. Walk into a public park or plaza in China…

Why is Tencent investing in European fintechs?

A version of this article was originally published by KapronAsia, a Shanghai- and Singapore-based fintech consultancy. Tencent is stepping up its fintech investments…

12 awesome Chinese emperors who changed history

This week’s column comes from one of Kaiser’s answers originally posted on Quora on June 27, 2015: Who are some of…

Champion Zhang Weili cleared for UFC 248 while Chinese fighters celebrate in Auckland

The China Sports Column is a SupChina weekly feature. Zhāng Wěilì 张伟丽, the current UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion, has landed in Las Vegas ahead of…

Inside China’s staggeringly profitable influencer economy

Chinese influencers have millions of loyal fans to whom they can sell cosmetics, clothes, chili sauce, and even massage chairs. This can mean…

Will the battle over Huawei kill globalization?

The U.S. and Europe are locked in an intense debate: Should a technology company’s country of origin determine whether its equipment should be…

I was on a Chinese film set when coronavirus hit. Things got weird

Illustration by Derek Zheng for SupChina

Prepare to be underwhelmed: Mastercard makes a belated arrival in China

A version of this article was originally published by KapronAsia, a Shanghai- and Singapore-based fintech consultancy. Reform is coming to China’s $27 trillion…

Sony China roasted for ad that implies professional-grade cameras are too complex for women

A social media post from the Chinese operation of Japanese electronics and entertainment behemoth Sony has seriously backfired as the Chinese internet lit…

A response from Huawei

Catherine Chen, Senior Vice President and  Director of the Board at Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd, sent us this letter in response to…

Educational equality in China: How online learning during coronavirus has changed the status quo

For perhaps the first time, all students in China — rich and poor, urban and rural — have equal…