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Lucy Best

Lucy Best is a Senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill majoring in Political Science and Chinese and minoring in Environmental Science. She spent summer 2017 in Guangzhou researching community participation in Healthy Cities programming and spent fall 2017 in Kunming studying abroad.

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Nearly two weeks since the first round of $34 billion tit-for-tat tariffs went into effect (Access paywall), the U.S. and China…

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China’s continued food and drug quality problems

As Chinese products gain prominence and are integrated into the global supply chain, quality assurances for products from the country…

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China gives ‘sewage surveillance’ a shot as part of its own war on drugs

A recent Scientific American article details China’s use of wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) — the process of chemically analyzing sewage water for…

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Reports confirm ozone-killing substance in Chinese factories

A new report from the Environmental Investigation Agency, a UK-based nonprofit, has confirmed the concerns of experts that a buildup…

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Air pollution: Two steps backward, one step forward

With seemingly contradictory headlines appearing on the same day, recent events are representative of China’s mixed record on climate issues:…

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Xiong’an: A waste of resources or urban planning’s future?

With China’s mixed record and lengthy history of urban planning experiments, domestic and international observers alike have expectedly waited for…

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$9 billion spent on surveillance tech in Xinjiang in 2017

Evidence of a vast system of “re-education camps” in Xinjiang  is growing even as the Chinese government continues to deny…

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China plans to open third-gen nuclear reactor in November

We recently noted a Greenpeace report that suggested Chinese economic growth, unless radical measures are taken, is going to wreck the…

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Propaganda and finger vein recognition: China’s 2018 college entrance exams

The gaokao (高考 gāokǎo) is a three-day college entrance test that covers literature, science, math, and English (see SupChina’s brief history…

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Mattis signals U.S. will challenge Beijing in South China Sea

The usually mild-mannered U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis had strong words for Beijing in response to a recent confrontation in the…

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China sees trade opportunities in Iran after the U.S. drops out of nuclear deal

Russia and China are eager to dance with Iran after U.S. President Donald Trump tore up his government’s commitment to…

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