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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.

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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Dunhuang — a brief history and travel guide to China’s Silk Road oasis

Cave #285 from the Western Wei period (535-556…

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Top 10 buzzwords of 2016

Yaowen Jiaozi is a Chinese magazine that the translator Joel Martinsen calls “one of the most delightfully peculiar…

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SupChina Sources: Directory of China websites

SEE THE UPDATED LIST: SupChina Sources 2017. SupChina pick Each time we update this list, we’ll choose one source that…

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The 25 key phrases of Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping was chosen to be the president and general secretary of the Communist Party Central Committee, the position…

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