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Chinese commentary: COVID-19 may ravage America, but it won’t dent American self-confidence

Chairman Rabbit (兔主席 tù zhǔxí) is a popular anonymous WeChat account that features content on politics, international relations, and history.…

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In Taiwan, is it ‘COVID-19’ or ‘Wuhan pneumonia’?

Illustration by Julia YH Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文 Cài Yīngwén) calls the coronavirus two different names. On her English-language…

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Self-Quarantine in Beijing: Ep. 6, Some protection is better than none

I’ve been illustrating this “Self-Quarantine in Beijing” series for a while now.  During this time, nothing has made me laugh…

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The quiet, public failure of China’s new Long March rocket

On March 16, China launched the first Long March 7A, a rocket that could become the main vehicle for sending…

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Sexism and gender stereotyping in Chinese advertising

While Chinese women have undeniably acquired greater decision-making power in both their households and the markets in the past decade,…

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‘Heaviness in the stomach’: A Uyghur daughter alone in America on her birthday during a pandemic

“I started to see a sadness in their eyes. They had become sad. They didn’t know what to do, so…

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The Americans who fled China due to coronavirus, only to flee back

Illustration by Derek Zheng On February 2, the U.S. Department of State issued a Level 4 travel advisory urging Americans living…

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‘Online wailing wall’: How Chinese netizens continue to honor Li Wenliang, COVID-19 whistleblower

Illustration by Alphabetes “It’s been said that in a society like this, the biggest act of rebelling is not forgetting.…

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In the spirit of Lei Feng

Illustration by Derek Zheng China is well-informed on household names of the West. Eight-year-olds are taught about Newton, Einstein, and Edison,…

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Comic series: The quarantined dogs of Wuhan

I’ve been illustrating this “Self-Quarantine in Beijing” series for over a month now. This week’s episode is a bit different:…

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Preparing for China’s national college entrance exam under the shadow of COVID-19

Illustration by John Oquist Born around the time of the 2003 SARS epidemic, China’s high school seniors are currently preparing…

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Introducing: SupChina’s weekly Chinese food column, with The Hutong

Editor’s Note: The virtues of cooking are well documented: It’s good self-care; it’s cheaper than eating out or ordering in; it’s…

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Chinese scientists in America face special scrutiny. Why?

Since the National Institutes of Health launched a campaign to root out foreign influence on federally funded research in August…

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Stargazing Before the Apocalypse

Illustration by Julia YH The coronavirus is claiming many casualties: lives and livelihoods, habits and customs. What is the purpose…

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Stay abroad, or return to China? One Chinese student grapples with the decision

Illustration by Derek Zheng The UK’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic has left much to be desired, but for Chinese…

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