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People’s Daily ♥︎ Xi Jinping

The People’s Daily website’s top story today (in Chinese) is…

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Screenplay-writing insurance boss pleads guilty to bribery

Xiang Junbo 项俊波 was a PLA soldier who fought with Vietnamese forces in a border war in 1979 and…

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Great food and a better economy — what is there to complain about?

It’s a slow news day, so I’d like to highlight two old things for you: First, Shuge.org (书格 shūgé), a…

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Truck driver protests censored

Last week on Friday, Chinese truck drivers began a nationwide protest about a variety of grievances, including traffic laws,…

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China plans to open third-gen nuclear reactor in November

We recently noted a Greenpeace report that suggested Chinese economic growth, unless radical measures are taken, is going…

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U.S. beefs up official presence in Taiwan

On the morning of June 12, when Donald Trump went to Singapore to broker a deal with North Korea…

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China gets what it has been ‘striving for all along’

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last 24 hours, you know that U.S. President Donald Trump…

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China pulls plug on solar subsidies, giving opportunity to India

On May 31, the National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Finance, and National Energy Administration issued a surprise…

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Propaganda and finger vein recognition: China’s 2018 college entrance exams

The gaokao (高考 gāokǎo) is a three-day college entrance test that covers literature, science, math, and English (see SupChina’s

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ZTE pays to play

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told CNBC today that his department had struck a deal with beleaguered…

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Facebook, Huawei, ZTE — the drunken dance

American and Chinese tech industries and their regulators are like a bipolar couple doing a drunken dance where they…

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U.S. accuses defense analyst of selling secrets to China for $800,000

About a year ago, the New York Times revealed (paywall) that the CIA’s operations in China had been…

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Shanghai Cooperation Organization — a nothingburger?

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is an annual forum for…

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China’s Belt and Road hits bumps in Nepal, Malaysia, and Myanmar

The course of the Belt and Road, China’s “project of the century,” is not running smooth….

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Brainwashing Buddhist monks and nuns

Beijing is increasing its efforts to obtain political loyalty among Buddhist communities in Tibet. 35 officials recently travelled to…

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