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Xinhua News Agency cheers the decline of American leadership

Australia’s Lowy Institute has published the results of its 2018 public opinion poll: 42 percent of…

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Kim goes to Beijing after Singapore Summit

For the third time in less than three months, Kim Jong-un…

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Trump escalates trade war, again

U.S. President Donald Trump is preparing to go all in on…

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Inside the Chinese censorship rabbit hole

On Chinese social media, Xi Jinping, ejaculation jokes, and the Relevant Organs parody Twitter account…

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U.S. Senate clashes with Trump on China’s ZTE

Chinese telecom giant ZTE has had a rocky couple of months….

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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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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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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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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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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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June 4 news roundup: National Amnesia Day in China

Photo by Ilaria Maria Sala, as published on Hong Kong Free Press Note: SupChina was taken…

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