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Wu Guanzhong at 100: Looking back on the life of China’s master painter

Combining techniques from the East and West, “the father of modern Chinese painting” created a style distinctly his own. Pictured: “Twin…

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China crashes out of FIBA World Cup, but can still qualify for Tokyo

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

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China’s cigarette smoking epidemic

Nearly one in three smokers in the world is Chinese. In 2018, there were nearly 800,000 new cases of lung…

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‘American Factory,’ reviewed

Minor quibbles aside, American Factory serves up heaps of humanity and is rich in both pathos and bathos, with moments…

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How companies profit from forced labor in Xinjiang

Factories of Turkic Muslim internment, part of China’s reeducation camp system, are subsidized and directed by the state, and employ…

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Weekly Briefing: The ‘very, very, very limited’ Carrie Lam; trade war cannot stop Costco deal seekers; Zao! Your face is now in a Chinese server

Hello, readers! The SupChina Weekly Briefing details the most important China news from the past week. It also comes in…

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China’s Happiness Paradox

By all accounts, China’s people should be happy: The country has been on the ascent for more than a generation,…

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Stardom awaits Jeremy Lin, newest member of the Beijing Ducks

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

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What Warren’s trade plan means for China

There seems to be no end in sight to the U.S.-China trade war, even as both economies slow down and…

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The SupChina Quiz: Books

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

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Freedom in Dissent

As protests rage in Hong Kong, Yangyang Cheng thinks about her own experience with expression and dissent.     “Are…

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The SupChina Book List

The 100 China books you have to read, ranked     This is the SupChina Book List, 100 books about…

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Weekly Briefing: Trade war incoherence; no gay marriage for China; don’t bring dead bodies to school

Hello, readers! The SupChina Weekly Briefing details the most important China news from the past week. It also comes in…

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What’s in a Chinese name?

This week’s Kuora comes from one of Kaiser’s answers originally posted to Quora on January 1, 2011. How do Chinese names work? That…

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Is it fans or followers? And how many does Manchester United have in China, again?

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

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