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‘City on Fire’: Behind the story and influence of Ringo Lam’s classic

City of Fire, the film that inspired Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs, is a masterclass in the Hong Kong crime…

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A testament to failed compromise: The KMT museums of Guangzhou

The district of Yuexiu in Guangzhou is a diorama of the early history of the CCP and…

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The actual worth of Chinese language proficiency

There’s an argument currently happening on Chinese social media about the value of learning English. The very…

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Chinese Corner: Why Chinese women don’t use tampons

Chinese Corner is Jiayun Feng’s weekly review of interesting nonfiction on the Chinese internet. 卫生棉条诞生90年,为何中国女性很难爱上它? It’s been…

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Kuora: Oh, the places China watchers will go

This week’s column comes from one of Kaiser’s recent answers originally posted to Quora on February 5, 2019. What are…

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Domestic workers in China: Invisible, vulnerable, and indispensable

Despite lacking basic workers’ rights and benefits, domestic workers — ayi — in China’s big cities are nonetheless…

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A $22 million soccer museum in China makes claim as the ‘birthplace of football’

The Linzi Football Museum in Zibo, Shandong Province doesn’t just commemorate the sport of soccer. It’s pushing…

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Students at China’s top university administered ‘political loyalty’ surveys

Very strongly support, strongly support, not sure, strongly…

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China’s intellectual dark web and its most active fanatic

Liu Zhongjing, with his philosophy called “Auntology,” built a name for himself by espousing aggressively anti-leftist and…

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Chinese people don’t need to be saved from their English names

Don’t assume that the cultural context of the West, and all the power relations and intentions implied…

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U.S. campaign against Huawei stalls as Europe becomes main battleground

The U.S. is now arguing that using Huawei equipment would endanger the privacy and liberty of…

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To earn points on China’s little red app, I downloaded a cheat tool from GitHub

It’s only been less than two months since the release…

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Film Friday: Humanity amid massacre: ‘City of Life and Death,’ reviewed

What filmmaker Lu Chuan does that his predecessors were unable or unwilling to do is bring multidimensionality…

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Comeback kid: Wang Yafan into world’s top 50 after winning first WTA title in style

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

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‘The movement is clearly losing momentum’: Lu Pin on Chinese feminism

Lu Pin 吕频 is a leading feminist activist and thought leader currently based in the U.S. She has been…

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