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A collection of columns and commentary on various topics and news in China, including Kaiser Kuo’s weekly Kuora column and SupChina’s “A China Christmas Story” series. SupChina is your premier source for China news.

Kuora: How rice vs. wheat shaped Chinese personality differences

This week’s column comes from one of Kaiser’s answers originally posted to Quora on June 20, 2015.

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Kuora: Lucky numbers in China and Chinese URLs

This week’s column comes from two of Kaiser’s answers, originally posted to Quora on May 7, 2015 and…

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Mingbai: They sing, China listens — four pop stars all Chinese know

Mingbai (明白, meaning “understand”), written by Christian Føhrby and Deng Jie,…

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Kuora: Here are some of my kids’ drawings. Happy holidays, everyone

Just in time for the holidays, it’s all about family in this week’s column, originally posted to Quora on…

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Kuora: How to play the Chinese card game ‘Fight the Landlord’ (Dou Dizhu)

This week’s column is an introduction to one of China’s most popular card games. Admittedly, this is just one…

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Kuora: Chinese prejudice and prejudgment of foreigners, explained

This week’s column comes from one of Kaiser’s answers originally posted to Quora on January 2, 2015.

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Kuora: Breaking the Great Firewall

This week’s column comes from one of Kaiser’s answers originally posted to Quora on January 12, 2015.

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Mingbai: Ancient Chinese games that test wits and break up families

Mingbai (明白, meaning “understand”), written by Christian Føhrby and Deng Jie,…

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Kuora: Explaining mainland China’s case against Taiwan independence

Elections in Taiwan on Saturday saw the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (民進黨 mínjìndǎng), which is broadly pro-independence, lose its…

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Kuora: At what point does a foreigner ‘really’ understand an adopted country?

This week’s column comes from one of Kaiser’s answers originally posted to Quora on June 26, 2015. Asians love to…

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Kuora: Why does the Chinese Communist Party believe it is essential to China?

This week’s column comes from one of Kaiser’s answers originally posted to Quora on July 15, 2017. Why does the…

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Kuora: Irony and postmodernism in China

This week’s column comes from one of Kaiser’s answers originally posted to Quora on June 21, 2015. To what extent…

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Kuora: Mao Zedong’s legacy — and Deng Xiaoping’s role in preserving it

This month’s Kuora columns were in the subject of modern…

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Mingbai: Explaining Chinese idioms and the stories behind them

Mingbai (明白, meaning “understand”), written by Christian Føhrby (who contributed the…

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Kuora: Mao Zedong, Chiang Kai-shek, and the battle for Chinese hearts and minds

This month’s Kuora columns will be in the subject of modern Chinese history. Take a look at last week’s…

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