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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

We are now two weeks out from the conclusion of the 19th Party Congress, and the Party’s propaganda…

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Here are all the words Chinese state media has banned

Xinhua News Agency was established by the Chinese Communist Party in 1931 in a

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The 2017 SupChina summer reading list

For our first summer reading list, we recommend books on a few subject areas that an informed reader…

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Guo Wengui — half a year in the media spotlight

The following is a compilation of everything SupChina has written, to date, about exiled billionaire Guo Wengui 郭文贵…

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

Quick facts on China’s Belt and Road Belt and Road is basically a network of railroads,…

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What really happens at China’s Two Sessions

A sea of jargon and acronyms Every year in March, the Chinese government organizes a series of meetings in…

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

I was never planning on attending 2015’s 两会 (liǎnghuì), the annual “Two Sessions” series of political gatherings in Beijing….

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

In December 2016, Wang Yongkang 王永康, Xi’an’s newly appointed Party chief, took a stroll atop the western Chinese city’s ancient…

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The SupChina Chengdu Directory

The laid-back city of Chengdu is a major draw for tourism in China’s southwest, largely for three reasons:…

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China’s four great novels

Chinese literature has a long, rich history, but the four…

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The biggest TV show in the world

Over the years, China’s Spring Festival Gala, known as Chunwan (春晚 chūnwǎn), has evolved to become more than an…

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The Year of the Rooster

At midnight of January 27, 2017, the Year of the Monkey ends and the Year of the Rooster…

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The SupChina Hangzhou Directory

The prosperous city of Hangzhou (杭州 Hángzhōu) has been a center of commerce since ancient times, and it…

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Who speaks for the Chinese government?

As uncertainty surges in U.S.–China relations and observers struggle to derive signals about U.S. policy, there is a…

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Top China news of 2016

The year 2016 was characterized by political upheaval across the world, but not in China. Many of the…

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