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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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The most interesting Chinese bands of the 2010s

Pictured above, from left to right: Dawanggang, South Acid Mimi, Chui Wan. (Below image arranged by Derek Zhang.) A challenging…

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China and Hollywood: Is the romance over?

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In Lianzhou, China’s edgiest photography festival turns 15

Since the very first edition of the Lianzhou International Photo Festival in 2005, people have been predicting its demise. And…

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‘Tree Hole’: Where mainland Chinese confess their support for the Hong Kong protests

One person’s attempt to bridge the chasm between Hong Kong protesters and would-be mainland Chinese allies. For the past six…

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A Xinjiang scholar’s close reading of the China Cables

“Never allow escapes, never allow trouble, never allow attacks on staff, never allow abnormal deaths…” Darren Byler analyzes the 25…

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‘The Hidden Kingdoms of China’: Pandas, Tibetan foxes, flower mantises, oh my

The first episode of the nature documentary series The Hidden Kingdoms of China, a collaboration between Bilibili and National Geographic, takes…

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After the champagne, a long road ahead: How Hong Kong’s pan-democrats can capitalize on their election wins

Sunday’s District Council elections saw sweeping victories for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy camp, but the fact remains that a large portion…

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The SupChina Quiz: Chinese holidays

It’s the last Thursday of the month, which means it’s quiz time! Last month was a quiz about Chinese horror. Today…

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Talking to my mother about Hong Kong

I wonder how much my mother has been projecting our tortured relationship onto the events in Hong Kong over the…

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Distrust but verify: How the U.S. and China can work together on advanced technology

Beijing and Washington are locked in a tech cold war that will threaten global prosperity and stability for decades to come.…

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Hong Kong landslide for pro-democracy candidates

Hongkongers showed up to the polls in unprecedented numbers on November 24 to deliver a strong rebuke to the government…

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How the Chinese internet turned ‘Hong Kong independence’ into a smear

Fang Kecheng, a widely renowned commentator and former journalist at the Chinese newspaper Southern Weekly, is currently teaching at the…

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From Superpower Couples Therapy to Yangyang at the mic: What happened at the NEXT China 2019 conference

SupChina’s NEXT China conference was held in New York City on November 21, 2019. The conference was all about the…

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