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The life and work of Dai Tielang, director of ‘Black Cat Detective’

A cat detective. A mouse with one ear. Zany gadgets and surprising violence. Welcome to the mind…

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America can learn from China’s amazing high-speed rail network

China is already halfway to a high-speed rail future, where taking the train is the easy option and flying…

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On the border of China and Myanmar, commerce and consternation

The Chinese border town of Ruili is home to tens of thousands of Burmese, including a sizable…

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Wu Guanzhong at 100: Looking back on the life of China’s master painter

Combining techniques from the East and West, “the father of modern Chinese painting” created a style distinctly…

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China crashes out of FIBA World Cup, but can still qualify for Tokyo

The China Sports Column is a SupChina weekly feature in which China Sports Insider Mark Dreyer looks at the…

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China’s cigarette smoking epidemic

Nearly one in three smokers in the world is Chinese. In 2018, there were nearly 800,000 new cases of…

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‘American Factory,’ reviewed

Minor quibbles aside, American Factory serves up heaps of humanity and is rich in both pathos and…

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How companies profit from forced labor in Xinjiang

Factories of Turkic Muslim internment, part of China’s reeducation camp system, are subsidized and directed by the…

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Weekly Briefing: The ‘very, very, very limited’ Carrie Lam; trade war cannot stop Costco deal seekers; Zao! Your face is now in a Chinese server

Hello, readers! The SupChina Weekly Briefing details the most important China…

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China’s Happiness Paradox

By all accounts, China’s people should be happy: The country has been on the ascent for more…

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Stardom awaits Jeremy Lin, newest member of the Beijing Ducks

The China Sports Column is a SupChina weekly feature in which China Sports Insider Mark Dreyer looks at the…

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What Warren’s trade plan means for China

There seems to be no end in sight to the U.S.-China trade war, even as both economies slow down…

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The SupChina Quiz: Books

It’s the last Thursday of the month, which means it’s quiz time! Last month was a quiz about

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Freedom in Dissent

As protests rage in Hong Kong, Yangyang Cheng thinks about her own experience with expression and dissent.  

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The SupChina Book List

The 100 China books you have to read, ranked     This…

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