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‘One country, two systems’ isn’t dead. But Hong Kong needs serious overhaul and reform

No one — Establishment or Democratic, progressive or conservative, outside observer or local resident — should want to see Hong…

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Chinese soccer’s financial woes: 11 teams disqualified, including former Asian champion Liaoning FC

The China Sports Column is a SupChina weekly feature. Pictured: Liaoning FC during happier times, after it won the Asian Cup Championship…

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Young Chinese in the U.S. find political activism during COVID-19

During COVID-19, young Chinese expats and first-generation immigrants in the U.S. have become keenly aware of the importance of civic…

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China’s attempt to create the world’s largest national park system

Conservation China is a five-part series in which environmental photographer Kyle Obermann brings us through glaciers, remote forests, and dusty villages…

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A brief history of the qipao: China’s sexiest dress

The qipao (also known as a cheongsam) is a traditional garment that has recently, for better or for worse, experienced…

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Chinese parents who lose their only child — a tragedy so common there’s a word for it

The death of a child is the ultimate tragedy. But in China, parents who lose their only child are a special…

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Hengduan: Creating China’s Appalachian trail

Conservation China is a five-part series in which environmental photographer Kyle Obermann brings us through glaciers, remote forests, and dusty villages…

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A Chinese scholar at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem

In the early part of the previous century, China and its people were ravenous for ideas from outside their borders.…

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End of an era? A history of Chinese students in America

The Trump administration’s aggressive rhetoric against Chinese students is not unprecedented. But history tells us the U.S. will suffer for…

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Will China control the global internet via its Digital Silk Road?

Will Beijing use the Digital Silk Road  — the technology sidekick to the Belt and Road Initiative — to grow…

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Song of the Skywalker: The endangered gibbons of Yunnan

Conservation China is a five-part series in which environmental photographer Kyle Obermann brings us through glaciers, remote forests, and dusty villages…

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Young people of China, go consume and have fun! May Fourth propaganda from popular video sharing site Bilibili

Monday this week was the 101st anniversary of the May Fourth Movement. Bilibili, an enormously popular Chinese video sharing and…

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China’s satellite launches slow down but crewed spaceflight is ready for liftoff

China’s stated goal of conducting more than 40 orbital space launches across 2020 appears to have suffered a major setback…

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Why does China admire the Jews?

These stereotypes can be traced back to the late-19th and early-20th century, as a result of Christian missionaries in China…

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His dictionaries taught Chinese to the Uyghur world. Then he was taken away

Illustration by John Oquist Hüsenjan was a Chinese state employee — and member of the Chinese Communist Party — tasked…

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