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The SupChina Quiz: The May Fourth Movement

It’s the last Thursday of the month, which means it’s quiz time! Last month was a quiz about U.S.-China diplomatic history. Today, with…

Hong Kong breaks the Umbrella Movement

On August 31, 2014, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress issued a decision that candidates for Hong Kong’s elections…

A ‘recalibrated’ Belt and Road?

The second BARF — Belt and Road Forum — begins tomorrow in Beijing, two years after the first such gathering. It…

Xi and the need for a strong navy

Yesterday, we noted a Reuters report on China under Xí Jìnpíng 习近平 that says Xi “has refashioned the People’s Liberation Army into a…

Fan Bingbing returns after tax evasion scandal, inciting angry reactions from the public

Six months ago, after admitting to committing tax evasion, paying $70 million to avoid criminal charges, and begging for forgiveness in an…

U.K. approves Huawei equipment for non-core network

The United Kingdom has approved the use of Huawei equipment for at least some parts of its 5G data network, in what the…

Fears of a Red Army planet

Despite cautious but widespread optimism about a successful conclusion to the U.S.-China trade talks, deep tensions in the relationship persist. Two news…

Protesting in the name of science: The legacy of China’s May Fourth Movement

A hundred years after the rally for “Mr. Science” and “Mr. Democracy,” can the pursuit of scientific truth bring political…

Graveside poetry: Xiao Hong, Dai Wangshu, and the dead among us

April is National Poetry Month, and we’re celebrating with a series of articles that looks at Chinese poetry, both past and present.

Construction worker loses job after exposing low-quality helmets

A migrant worker in Qingdao, Shandong Province, claims he was fired by his former employer and is having trouble finding another job after…

Zheng Xiaoqiong, the migrant poet

April is National Poetry Month, and we’re celebrating with a series of articles that looks at Chinese poetry, both past and present. Last week…

Kuora: The usefulness of learning Chinese

Last Thursday’s episode of the Sinica Podcast featured Mark Rowsell, a.k.a. Dashan, and David Moser talking about the Chinese language — referencing…

Rampant Chinese cheating exposed at the Boston Marathon

The China Sports Column is a SupChina weekly feature in which China Sports…

Friday Song: “Wishing We Would Last Forever” and Su Shi

In celebration of National Poetry Month, today’s song has its roots in a Chinese classical poem from the Song dynasty, written by Su…

From India’s TikTok ban to a rape lawsuit against Richard Liu — our top news this week

From India’s ban of Chinese-created video app TikTok to Amazon’s exit from China to a rape charge filed against JD.com founder Richard Liu,…