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Jinri Toutiao ‘resurrects’ jokes app Neihan Duanzi

Chinese news aggregator Jingri Toutiao (今日头条) has recently rolled out a new app called

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‘Christopher Robin’ denied release in China because of…Winnie the Pooh?

Last week, Disney’s Christopher Robin was reported to have been denied a theatrical release in China, the…

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Will Google search actually return to China?

A day after news leaked that a secret, censored version of Google’s search engine for Android phones was…

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Leaked docs: Google building a censored search engine for China, plans launch early next year

Since last December, when Google CEO Sundar Pichai

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China kills Qualcomm’s $44 billion deal for NXP

A massive cross-border semiconductor company merger, between San Diego-based Qualcomm and Netherlands-based NXP (Next eXPerience), has died after being…

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Facebook’s office in Hangzhou, China was very short-lived

For a few hours, it looked like Facebook had successfully reentered China. And then, just as quick as…

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Air China is punished for vaping co-pilot incident

Last week, an Air China flight from Hong Kong to Dalian, in northeastern China, plunged 25,000 feet (6,500 meters)…

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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…

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Chinese people don’t like smart speakers

The South China Morning Post’s new publication, Abacus, has released its 2018 China Internet Report, and a…

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Air pollution: Two steps backward, one step forward

With seemingly contradictory headlines appearing on the same day, recent events…

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HNA’s chairman, Wang Jian, falls to accidental death in France

Wang Jian 王健, the chairman of HNA (formerly Hainan Airlines), one…

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Recently concluded Shanghai International Film Festival seeks international cooperation

The 21st Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) concluded on June 25, having showcased 500 films in 30 categories across…

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Shorting the yuan — trade war gloom and boom update

America will be barbecuing and letting off fireworks tomorrow, so it seems unlikely that a settlement will be reached…

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How China’s ‘foreign waste’ ban might spur its domestic recycling program

China’s import ban on recyclables and waste has other countries scrambling. But the effects are being felt…

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BYD builds biggest battery factory for electric cars

China, the country that already accounts for half the world’s production and sales of electric cars, is…

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