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‘One Thousand Families’: Intimate portraits of Chinese lives during coronavirus

The “One Thousand Families” series, featuring portraits of Chinese families, tries to capture a sense of how people are faring…

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Road-tripping through fear, rumors, and a virus-stricken China

Our correspondent received grants from two Danish foundations to road-trip through the mountainous terrain of Sichuan, the highlands of Gansu, the…

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The age of cooptation: The high cost of doing business in Xi’s China

SupChina illustration by Derek Zheng The cost of doing business in China today is a high one, and it is…

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All the hilariously aggressive coronavirus propaganda banners found in China

If you hang out in public today / Grass will grow on your grave next year   Illustration by Derek…

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Buzzfeed’s election coverage tie-up with TikTok raises concerns about political censorship

Chinese-owned TikTok, currently facing a U.S. security probe, will be used by BuzzFeed to cover the 2020 presidential election. But…

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‘Li Wenliang is our light’: Anger and grief after Wuhan doctor’s death

Wuhan writer Fang Fang, in a now-censored Weibo post, commemorates the 34-year-old doctor Li Wenliang, whose death of the coronavirus…

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Diplomats and trolling operations: How China uses social media to sell its narrative

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Mexicans, epidemics, and the extraordinary hypocrisy of Xinhua News Agency

That Xinhua New Agency even uses the phrase “freedom of expression” the day after the death of the whistleblower doctor…

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Li Wenliang, coronavirus whistleblower, dies of the virus

An image circulating on Chinese social media of “epidemic-fighting hero Li Wenliang” (抗疫英雄李文亮 kàngyì yīngxióng Lǐ Wénliàng). The Global Times…

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The disappearance of Perhat Tursun, one of the Uyghur world’s greatest authors

Perhat Tursun is the preeminent modernist Uyghur author, a self-proclaimed Kafka character whose novels are among the most influential in Uyghur society.…

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Kenyan students in Wuhan plead for evacuation

Illustration by Derek Zheng for SupChina On January 31, eight days into the lockdown of Wuhan, 17 members of the…

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Was China’s $97 million settlement for Citadel Securities politically motivated?

Citadel Securities agreed to a whopping settlement from China’s financial regulator, while some domestic firms escaped with wrist slaps. What…

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Chinese moms in America’s illicit massage parlors

According to the nonprofit anti-trafficking organization Polaris Project, there were more than 9,000 illicit massage parlors in the United States…

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SARS and what I learned about keeping a business running during a coronavirus epidemic

In the summer of 2002, I launched a startup company in Beijing with some friends. Our first employee was a…

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In Sickness and in Health

He Jiankui and bioethics, Chinese hospitals and patient violence, the coronavirus and lockdown of Wuhan, and politics during times of emergency.…

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