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China now faces the rage of gamers

Video games are furious at Blizzard, after it suspended Chung “Blitzchung” Ng Wai, a pro Hearthstone player from Hong Kong,…

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U.S. government sanctions China for abuse of Muslim minorities

The U.S. has become the first country to sanction any Chinese company or official for abuses in Xinjiang. The moves…

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Erasing Fan Bingbing

Here’s a wild story out of China’s entertainment industry: Fàn Bīngbīng 范冰冰, a superstar actress who fell out of favor…

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Hong Kong invokes emergency powers

Photo credit: SupChina illustration As crowds enthusiastically cheered the grand parade in Beijing on October 1, widespread chaos gripped Hong…

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NBA grovels for Chinese forgiveness after ‘erroneous comments on Hong Kong’ by Houston Rockets GM

Photo credit: SupChina illustration. Chinese basketball superstar Yáo Míng 姚明 played on the Houston Rockets from 2002 to 2011. Over…

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Patriotism on the 70th anniversary of the P.R.C.

Photo credit: Getty Images On October 1, the People’s Republic of China celebrated its 70th birthday, and Beijing pulled out…

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Trump wants transactions from China

Photo credit: SupChina illustration On October 3, President Trump publicly called on China to interfere in the 2020 U.S. presidential…

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PayPal enters China

Photo credit: SupChina illustration A rare bit of positive U.S.-China business news: While many sectors of the Chinese economy remain unfriendly…

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China’s crackdown on Islam goes nationwide

Photo credit: SupChina illustration For China’s Muslims, these are the darkest days in decades. Just a few months ago, that statement…

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TikTok censorship instructions

Photo credit: SupChina illustration For a few months now, there has been creeping suspicion that TikTok, the one China-based social…

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R.I.P. Wang Shuping, China’s HIV whistleblower

Photo credit: Hampstead Theatre “Speaking out cost me my job, my marriage and my happiness at the time, but it…

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WeChat, the super-app you can’t live without in China

Photo credit: SupChina illustration If there is one thing Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg wishes he could create, and will never be…

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Beijing opens enormous starfish airport

Photo credit: Chinanews.com Timed with the leadup to National Day, Beijing opened a grand new airport last week that is…

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Inside China’s ‘AI classrooms’

Photo credit: SupChina illustration Earlier this year, SupChina reported that Chinese parents want students to wear dystopian brainwave-detecting headbands. Chinese…

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Juul products vaporized

Photo credit: SupChina illustration American e-cigarette leader Juul made its debut on Chinese markets — specifically, ecommerce sites JD.com and…

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