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5 classic movies to remember Xie Jin, the master of Chinese melodrama

Xie Jin remains relatively obscure outside of his home country, which is a shame. He directed such canonical films as The…

Sinica Podcast: Kai-Fu Lee on potential ‘Sputnik moments’ in AI for China and the U.S.

This week’s Sinica Podcast is now live. This week on Sinica, Jeremy and Kaiser speak with Kai-Fu Lee 李开复, who has returned…

Trade war, day 105: Trump looks for deals with Vietnam and Philippines

Over a year and a half ago, Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Yale professor Tso-Ping Ma: China lacks the right mindset and skills for semiconductor development

Full transcript: Jia: So you started teaching at Yale University in the 1970s. And now you’re a professor at a lot of top…

The Economist declares ‘end of engagement’ between the U.S. and China

This week, the Economist has a cover story on U.S.-China relations (porous paywall), which declares that…

Parents reach agreement with school after bullied girl commits suicide

The family of a 14-year-old Yunnan girl, who took her own life after long-term bullying by classmates, decided not to hold the bullies…

China wants wine and other matters

Sometimes, there really is no big story that dominates the China news, and today is such a day, but a variety…

The People’s Daily on the glories of private enterprise

Here’s a roundup of today’s top stories in central state media. I don’t say this often, but I actually enjoyed reading…

Why ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ might flop in mainland China, through no fault of its own

Crazy Rich Asians took Hollywood by storm this summer, winning critical praise and inspiring moving essays about the power of representation. It elevated the…

Beijing Ren: The Russian District

Beijing Ren is a video series documenting local contemporary Beijing life and culture.   Just…

Insurance fraud and suicide: A Shakespearean tragedy in Hunan

A man in Hunan Province faked his own death in a car accident to…

American oil giant adds oil in China

Business goes on, despite the trade war and the mutual hostility between China and the U.S. The island city of Zhoushan,…

Adding oil and fighting poverty — state media today

“Xí Jìnpíng 习近平 — Unswervingly pursue targets, add oil, and fight as hard as possible to win the fight against poverty”…

Trade war, day 104: Talks on ‘hiatus’

A week ago, the Wall Street Journal reported…

Trade war, day 103: ‘Christmas 2019 could be tricky’

Twice a year, thousands of Chinese export companies and potential customers gather in Guangzhou for the China Import and Export Fair,…