Dog meat reportedly banned at infamous festival

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A roundup of the top China news for May 18, 2017. Get this free daily digest delivered to your inbox by signing up at

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This issue of the SupChina newsletter was produced by Sky Canaves, Lucas Niewenhuis, Jia Guo, and Jiayun Feng. More China stories worth your time are curated below, with the most important ones at the top of each section.



WeChat expands search feature into a ‘walled garden’

A new search engine from WeChat could change China’s internet / Quartz



Philippines says China stopped reclaiming contested land, receives $500 million for bridges

Hague ruling ‘put a stop’ to China’s island-building in disputed waters / SCMP



No more dog meat at infamous Yulin festival?

Dog meat sales reportedly banned at infamous festival / National Geographic