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Transitional justice and the ‘voyage’ of democracy in Taiwan

Now that Tsai Ing-wen has won a second term as Taiwan’s president, it’s time to expect results on one of…

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A big win for Tsai Ing-wen and Taiwanese identity

Photo credit: SupChina illustration by Derek Zheng “Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文 Cài Yīngwén) will be reelected as Taiwan’s president with ‘an…

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One of the most-watched La Liga goals ever? Wu Lei scores against Barcelona

The China Sports Column is a SupChina weekly feature. With his Espanyol side sitting at the foot of the Spanish La Liga…

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A thousand-dollar plane ticket? For some, just the cost of democracy in Taiwan

Ahead of Taiwan’s presidential and legislative elections on Saturday, all parties are going full throttle to mobilize as many of…

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‘Send Me to the Clouds’: A woman’s desire to desire

“Feminism” and “women’s cinema” remain misunderstood and stigmatized terms in modern China, which brings us to the film Send Me…

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Taiwan is fighting Beijing influence, but it won’t close the door to mainland Chinese people

Countries around the world fighting Beijing’s influence have seen upticks in resentment toward Chinese nationals. But Taiwan is doing its…

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It’s complicated: China’s relationship with the bicycle, then and now

Despite cycling’s growing popularity and favorable government policies, significant roadblocks exist for the formerly self-styled “Bicycle Kingdom” to reclaim its…

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The SupChina 2020 Red Paper

An exclusive report for SupChina Access members about what happened in China news in 2019, and where it could all…

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Taiwan elections: Presidential candidates take center stage, but don’t overlook the parliament races

Illustration by Anna Vignet Freddy Lim (林昶佐 Lín Chǎngzuǒ) sits on a foreign relations committee in Taiwan’s parliament and hopes…

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‘The darkness only deepens’: A decade of stories of loss in Xinjiang

“It took me years to feel normal again. Actually, I still don’t feel normal.” “I realized that the Chinese Communist…

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I Save You in the Clouds

How should the self struggle against forgetting? What becomes of a life after it’s gone, if not for other people’s…

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How living in China dispelled the ‘Model Minority’ myth for me

While the Model Minority identity for Asian Americans in the U.S. appears positive at first glance, its manifestations are often…

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What is the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act and what does it mean for U.S.-China relations?

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Saudade, Macau: Nostalgia and yearning for a colonial past

The 20th anniversary of Macau’s handover from Portugal to China is today. On this occasion, we say “saudade” — a…

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Nationalism ruined my Chinese friendships

Xinjiang. Hong Kong. Democracy. Racism. How does an American-educated Chinese talk to her mainland Chinese friends about these subjects? Connie…

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