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Why Chinese people don’t hate their government

It may seem counterintuitive to many Westerners, but many Chinese people, including — and perhaps especially — younger people, seem…

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Trump’s ‘invisible deal’ with China

Last Friday, 463 days since the first round of large-scale tariffs kicked off the first great Sino-American trade war of…

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What next for the NBA in China?

After six days of full-court pressure on the NBA because Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey had tweeted his support…

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China now faces the rage of gamers

Video games are furious at Blizzard, after it suspended Chung “Blitzchung” Ng Wai, a pro Hearthstone player from Hong Kong,…

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U.S. government sanctions China for abuse of Muslim minorities

The U.S. has become the first country to sanction any Chinese company or official for abuses in Xinjiang. The moves…

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Erasing Fan Bingbing

Here’s a wild story out of China’s entertainment industry: Fàn Bīngbīng 范冰冰, a superstar actress who fell out of favor…

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Sinica Podcast: Jude Blanchette on Hong Kong

This week’s Sinica Podcast is now live. Jude Blanchette, the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic…

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Hong Kong invokes emergency powers

Photo credit: SupChina illustration As crowds enthusiastically cheered the grand parade in Beijing on October 1, widespread chaos gripped Hong…

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Patriotism on the 70th anniversary of the P.R.C.

Photo credit: Getty Images On October 1, the People’s Republic of China celebrated its 70th birthday, and Beijing pulled out…

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Trump wants transactions from China

Photo credit: SupChina illustration On October 3, President Trump publicly called on China to interfere in the 2020 U.S. presidential…

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PayPal enters China

Photo credit: SupChina illustration A rare bit of positive U.S.-China business news: While many sectors of the Chinese economy remain unfriendly…

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China’s crackdown on Islam goes nationwide

Photo credit: SupChina illustration For China’s Muslims, these are the darkest days in decades. Just a few months ago, that statement…

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TikTok censorship instructions

Photo credit: SupChina illustration For a few months now, there has been creeping suspicion that TikTok, the one China-based social…

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R.I.P. Wang Shuping, China’s HIV whistleblower

Photo credit: Hampstead Theatre “Speaking out cost me my job, my marriage and my happiness at the time, but it…

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WeChat, the super-app you can’t live without in China

Photo credit: SupChina illustration If there is one thing Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg wishes he could create, and will never be…

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