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Mandopop Month: NEX7’s kaleidoscope of moody stares in ‘Wait a Minute’

The Friday Song column this month turns its focus to Mandopop, which technically refers to all Mandarin-language pop music, but these days more often…

‘A City of Sadness’: Hou Hsiao-hsien’s historical tragedy remains a masterpiece 30 years later

The first Chinese-language film to ever win the Venice Film Festival’s Golden Lion award, Hou Hsiao-hsien’s A City of Sadness is the story…

Beijing claims British consul employee arrested for soliciting prostitutes

On Wednesday, the South China Morning Post reported that Simon Cheng Man-kit (郑文杰 Zhèng Wénjié), 28, an employee of the British consulate in Hong…

YouTube disables channels on Hong Kong, following Twitter’s lead

Earlier this week we noted how Twitter and Facebook banned Beijing bots. Yesterday, YouTube followed suit, disabling 210 channels. Here’s Google’s announcement: Earlier this…

Sinica Podcast: Matt Sheehan on ‘Chinafornia’: China and California

This week’s Sinica Podcast is now live. Matt Sheehan, former China correspondent for the Huffington Post and current fellow at the MacroPolo…

Peking University slammed for giving scholarship to non-Chinese-speaking Filipino

Once again, an established Chinese university is in hot water for giving what is…

Techno-trade war update: The U.S. is hurting while China’s doing fine

Yesterday, day 412 of the U.S.-China techno trade war, Donald Trump chose to dial up…

College Daily fires back at the New Yorker, accusing it of bias and fabrication

On Monday, the New Yorker published an unflattering profile of College Daily, a digital Chinese-language publication that boasts a large readership…

Beijing blames protests on Hong Kong ‘Gang of Four’

Move over, Jiang Qing, Zhang Chunqiao, Yao Wenyuan, and Wang Hongwen. There’s a new Gang of Four in town. The South China Morning Post reports: China’s…

Chinese TV show ‘A Little Reunion’ applauded for depicting workplace sexual harassment

Workplace sexual harassment is widespread in China, with surveys finding that nearly 40 percent of Chinese women have experienced some form…

College Daily: Misleading Chinese students in the U.S. since 2014

College Daily (北美留学生日报 běiměi liúxuéshēng rìbào) is a Chinese-language website aimed at Chinese students…

A Kuaishou vlogger tried to get an old Russian man to drink himself to death

A Chinese video blogger based in Russia, who has more than 750,000 followers on the short-video platform Kuaishou, is being heavily criticized for…

Twitter and Facebook ban accounts pushing disinformation from Beijing

China’s state media agencies have been buying large quantities of ads and promoted posts on Facebook and Twitter for years. But their budget…

Weekly Briefing: A million-strong protest in Hong Kong; Twitter and Facebook accuse China of disinformation; bye bye, Baidu

Hello, readers! The SupChina Weekly Briefing details the most important China news from the past…

‘Terrorism’: Beijing issues white paper defending Uyghur internment camps

In July, facing growing international pressure about the internment camps that are imprisoning more than a million Uyghurs, the Chinese government released a