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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.

Chinese reactions to the Donald Trump impeachment inquiry

Before he became president, Donald Trump was hailed by Chinese commentators as a game-changer, hailed for his business acumen and…

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No Party for Cao Dong’s title song for ‘Devotion,’ like the game itself, deserved better

Devotion, the video game, is a first-person horror title by the Taiwanese developer Red Candle that was on its way…

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Fear and loathing — anti-mainlander sentiment in Hong Kong

As anti-government protests simmer in Hong Kong, some demonstrators are increasingly focusing their anger on mainland Chinese in the city,…

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The Holy and the Broken

Salam: the First ****** Nobel Laureate is a documentary currently streaming on Netflix that looks at the life of Abdus Salam,…

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Joshua Wong is disqualified from elections in Hong Kong

Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong speaks to journalists after being disqualified from running in district council elections in Hong Kong. October…

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The Panda in the Room: Hong Kong’s pro-independence movement

Some Hong Kong activists, faced with diminishing prospects for political liberalization and a government in Beijing that’s taken a marked…

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A setback for Beijing in Solomon Islands

A map from Wikipedia of the various groupings of island nations in the Pacific, which we included in our brief guide…

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All the international brands that have apologized to China

The definitive list of international companies that have issued apologies to maintain their market access in China in recent years.…

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Pence says NBA censorship is ‘un-American,’ but denies decoupling with China

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence gave a speech yesterday in Washington, D.C., on U.S.-China relations, following up on his China bash-fest…

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Ilham Tohti wins European Parliament’s top human rights prize

Like the U.S., European countries are getting tougher on human rights in China. The most significant signs of that this…

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Is China losing the media war abroad?

There is no question that whether the subject is internment camps in Xinjiang or the Hong Kong protests, Beijing is…

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What are the five key demands of Hong Kong?

The five key demands of Hong Kong protesters are: to withdraw the extradition bill; to stop labeling protesters as “rioters”;…

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China says two detained Americans have been released on bail

Jacob Harlan, left, and Alyssa Petersen, right UPDATE: Multiple sources have confirmed that the allegation we published earlier that the…

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Beijing seethes as House approves Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act

The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which would put the city’s special trading relationship with the United States…

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Growing China worries in Australia as Penny Wong slams PM

As America tries to figure out a new normal for relations with China, the debate in Australia continues to grow…

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