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Chinese marathon runner loses gold medal after volunteers thrust national flag

Imagine that you are in first place at the end of a marathon, sprinting toward the finish line, when suddenly a patriotic volunteer…

‘Very complicated and very tough’ — China’s African swine fever challenge

In its second breakout from its indigenous environment in the sub-Sahara, African swine fever (ASF) has finally achieved what many veterinary scientists and…

‘Eco-tourism’ kills endangered Chinese sturgeon

Since the start of this year, 36 mature Chinese sturgeons (aged over 20 years) and about 6,000 babies (aged up to two years)…

China launches two navigation satellites

It will become the fourth global navigation system after the American-owned GPS system, Russia’s GLONASS, and EU’s Galileo.

Kuora: At what point does a foreigner ‘really’ understand an adopted country?

This week’s column comes from one of Kaiser’s answers originally posted to Quora on June 26, 2015. Asians love to claim that Westerners don’t…

Kris Wu, amid sales controversy, finds peace in ‘Tian Di’

In “Tian Di,” Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu 吴亦凡 (Wú Yìfán) finds peace amid his hectic life through tradition. He explores nature, drinks…

Hangzhou is now hell for dogs

Police in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, have embarked on a gruesome killing spree of dogs this week, after implementing a series of strict policies…

World’s deepest five-star hotel opens in Shanghai

The InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland Hotel is located 290 feet underground on the outskirts of Shanghai. The 18-story hotel was built on the site…

On China’s World Cup and Summer Olympics hosting ambitions

The China Sports Column is a SupChina weekly feature in which China Sports Insider Mark Dreyer looks at the week that…

Sinica Podcast: Lucy Hornby on China’s gray economy

This week’s Sinica Podcast is now live. This week on Sinica, Kaiser speaks with Lucy Hornby, the deputy bureau chief of the…

‘We don’t have to invest in the U.S.’ if trade tensions aren’t resolved, says tech investor Kai-fu Lee

Tech investor, former president of Google China, and Sinica Podcast guest Kai-fu Lee (李开复 Lǐ Kāifù) told Bloomberg that…

15 Western ambassadors raise concerns about Xinjiang in letter

A significant development in the international response to the situation in Xinjiang: A group…

Peking University accuses student Marxists of criminal activity

After the apparent kidnapping of two students, the campaign to crush Marxist activist organizations at Peking University (PKU) and other prestigious…

Trade war, day 133: A letter from Beijing, and Peter Navarro in the naughty corner

News outlets are citing multiple unnamed sources confirming that China…

African swine fever epidemic is now ‘serious’

Agence France-Presse reports on a joint statement (in Chinese) by China’s ministries of…