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Seven movie premiers postponed — Wuhan coronavirus is a huge blow to local industry

In response to the rapidly escalating outbreak of a deadly disease in China, a total of seven Chinese movies, which were set to…

Will NIO survive long enough to reap China’s electric car rewards?

The Chinese electric vehicle (EV) market potential is enormous. But NIO — one of its leading players — is in crisis mode. A…

Movie theater workers in China are unexpected victims of Wuhan coronavirus outbreak

Chinese top comedy hitmaker Xú Zhēng 徐峥 has found himself in hot water after moving up the release date of his latest project,…

The woman who drove a Mercedes-Benz in the Forbidden City is not sorry

The Palace Museum, the official name of the Forbidden City in Beijing, has apologized for its “poor management” after photos of two affluent…

China confirms human-to-human transmission of new coronavirus while WHO convenes emergency meeting

The Wuhan coronavirus is transmissible between humans, Chinese health authorities announced on Monday. “It has been confirmed that two people in Guangdong province were…

Foreigner accounts of the Cultural Revolution

This month’s Kuoras will examine the Cultural Revolution. Last week’s column was on literature about the era. This week’s column comes from one…

Dodgy doings at prominent children’s charity

China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs announced (in Chinese) on January 16 that it had begun investigating the China Charities Aid Foundation for Children…

Chinese men’s volleyball fails to qualify for Olympics while the women dominate

The China Sports Column is a SupChina weekly feature. In Chinese team sports, it’s the women who usually outshine the men, and this past…

Why China likes Elon Musk

China sees Tesla as the “Apple of the automotive industry.” But the government has given Tesla preferential treatment because it wants…

Prestigious finance journal criticized for publishing personal essays by a 10-year-old

The Chinese Banker, a high-profile Chinese finance journal, has come under fire for a series of personal essays written by a young author…

Mass detentions, surveillance, and ethnic repression in China’s far west: the situation right now

A scholar discusses forced labor in global chains, and the Chinese government’s collective punishment of the Uyghurs and other Muslims in Xinjiang.

Transitional justice and the ‘voyage’ of democracy in Taiwan

Now that Tsai Ing-wen has won a second term as Taiwan’s president, it’s time to expect results on one of her…

Tom Shoesmith on how the escalating tension between the U.S. and China impacts cross-border investment

We interviewed Tom Shoesmith, a corporate partner at King & Wood Mallesons, at the NEXT China 2019 Conference in New York City on…

Students at China’s top art school demand sacking of professor accused of sexual misconduct

A group of students at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), China’s top art school, are calling on school authorities to fire…

A paean to an advisor and his wife: Absurdly bad academic paper riles up Chinese public

Pictured: Cheng Guodong, recently resigned editor-in-chief of the Journal of Glaciology and Geocryology China’s Journal of Glaciology and Geocryology, a top Chinese scientific…