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Politics & Current Affairs

The top news stories, headlines, news roundups, and related content from the world of Chinese politics and current affairs — part of the daily SupChina newsletter, a convenient package of China’s business, political, cultural, and society news delivered to your inbox for free. SupChina is your premier source for China news.

A big win for Tsai Ing-wen and Taiwanese identity

Photo credit: SupChina illustration by Derek Zheng “Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文 Cài Yīngwén) will be reelected as Taiwan’s president with ‘an…

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A thousand-dollar plane ticket? For some, just the cost of democracy in Taiwan

Ahead of Taiwan’s presidential and legislative elections on Saturday, all parties are going full throttle to mobilize as many of…

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Taiwan is fighting Beijing influence, but it won’t close the door to mainland Chinese people

Countries around the world fighting Beijing’s influence have seen upticks in resentment toward Chinese nationals. But Taiwan is doing its…

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Taiwan elections: Presidential candidates take center stage, but don’t overlook the parliament races

Illustration by Anna Vignet Freddy Lim (林昶佐 Lín Chǎngzuǒ) sits on a foreign relations committee in Taiwan’s parliament and hopes…

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‘The darkness only deepens’: A decade of stories of loss in Xinjiang

“It took me years to feel normal again. Actually, I still don’t feel normal.” “I realized that the Chinese Communist…

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What is the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act and what does it mean for U.S.-China relations?

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Saudade, Macau: Nostalgia and yearning for a colonial past

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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Beijing says Uyghurs in internment camps have ‘graduated’

Screenshot from CGTN’s 50-minute video titled, “Fighting terrorism in Xinjiang” (link below) After exposés published by the New York Times (porous paywall)…

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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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U.S. House passes Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019

Chén Quánguó 陈全国, Party secretary of Xinjiang, is named as a target of sanctions in the Uyghur Human Rights Policy…

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Huawei in hot water at home for hypocrisy

985, 996, 251, 404. Just random numbers? Not quite. They’re what internet users posted — before they were deleted —…

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Is Xinhua shifting focus of Hong Kong message to domestic audience?

Pictured: Carrie Lam, December 3 (Xinhua) As far as I know, yesterday was the first time in the last six…

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Diplomats and state media screech on Twitter as China loses friends

This note is excerpted from our SupChina Access daily newsletter. As far back as 2009, it has been noticeable that…

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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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