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Guides, directories, and lists that help you make sense of China. Includes SupSources — our annual list of websites we read daily — the SupChina Red Paper — an original report on the year that was — and city directories, put together by the SupChina editorial team. SupChina is your premier source of China news.

What happened at China’s 19th Party Congress

Our pick of the top three takeaways from the Communist Party of China’s National Congress in October 2017, with links…

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Here are all the words Chinese state media has banned

A full translation of the style guide update from Xinhua, and why it matters.

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The 2017 SupChina summer reading list

Ten books on China you shouldn’t miss to understand the country’s modern culture, politics, and economy.

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Guo Wengui — half a year in the media spotlight

A SupChina editor’s notebook on how the biggest Chinese political story of 2017 — so far — has developed over the…

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The Belt and Road: China’s ‘project of the century’

A short explainer on the history and planned development of Xi Jinping’s signature initiative — to put China at the…

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What really happens at China’s Two Sessions

This year’s Two Sessions ends today. Here is a brief guide to the annual meeting in Beijing, which is China’s…

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That time I split my pants open at the Great Hall of the People

In 2015, I was chased around a Tianjin railway station by four goons and ended up at the National People's…

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Will Xi’an become a megalopolis at the heart of the New Silk Road?

The ancient capital prepares for the spotlight once again.

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The SupChina Chengdu Directory

A brief guide to the sights, sounds, and tastes of China’s panda capital.

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China’s four great novels

Pre-modern Chinese writers produced four novels that are commonly considered to be the East’s answer to Shakespeare, the Bible, and…

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The biggest TV show in the world

What China’s Spring Festival Gala says about a nation and its New Year traditions.

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The Year of the Rooster

A roundup of Spring Festival traditions and news.

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The SupChina Hangzhou Directory

A brief guide to the history, recent news events and attractions of one of China’s most famous cities.

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Who speaks for the Chinese government?

A guide to interpreting the utterances of state media.

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Top China news of 2016

SupChina's roundup of the most significant news about China in the past year.

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