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Who am I? Young Chinese seek answer in genetic testing

Life sciences website STAT reports on the growing demand amongst “tech-savvy and…

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‘Go into a field with human-to-human interaction’: Kai-Fu Lee on AI, big data, and the future

This interview with Kai-Fu Lee first appeared on Young China Watchers (YCW) and is…

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Director exposes Chinese TV’s fraudulent ratings

Fan Bingbing, Feng Xiaogang, and tax evasion aren’t the only stories currently stirring up a storm in China’s…

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Director Feng Xiaogang reportedly cut from ‘Ash is Purest White’ because of Fan Bingbing’s tax scandal

A director’s cut of Jia Zhangke’s latest movie, Ash is Purest White (江湖儿女 jiānghú érnǚ), was released in China last…

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Chinese government imposes limit on foreign television programming

Last Thursday, the National Radio and Television Administration released a draft of new regulations regarding the airing of foreign programming….

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On-demand biking BS

One of the interesting developments from Meituan-Dianping’s IPO comes from its public filings that concern Mobike, one of China’s…

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Tech stocks up, tech stocks down

Recently listed food-delivery-and-everything-else company Meituan Dianping, electric-car startup Nio, and news aggregator Qutoutiao are all “now trading well above their…

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James McGregor reviews Kai-Fu Lee’s forthcoming book, ‘AI Superpowers’

Western policymakers and business leaders who focus on the limits of China’s system should pay attention to…

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Introducing: Mulan Club, a nonprofit that empowers professional Asian women

Mulan Club was founded in the spring of 2017 by a group of female executives in Manhattan as…

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Debt and tech in China

“China has become addicted to debt. Now, its tech industry is hooked too.” So says Elliott Zaagman…

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Fan Bingbing ‘missing’ amid swelling rumors that China’s highest-paying actress has been arrested

Press photo of The Legend of Ba…

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‘It is remarkable to see people so resilient’ — An Ping and the class of ‘77

Q&A with An Ping, among the students who tested into the first university classes after the Cultural…

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Gay dating app Grindr to IPO — Kunlun Group

Grindr is a gay dating app that launched in 2009 in West Hollywood, California. Grindr pioneered the use of…

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ZTE: We’re totally back in business

Li Zixue 李自学, the new chairman of telecom hardware giant ZTE, stood with new CEO Xu Ziyang 徐子阳 at…

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Improving shrimps legal

Many people’s homes in the developing world lack a formal street address, which is a problem for postal, health,…

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