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Taiwan ministry issues statement in simplified Chinese, to the chagrin of mainlanders

The traditional, unsimplified Chinese script, for many in Taiwan, forms a basis for national identity. However, the Ministry of Foreign…

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Beyond Trumpism: What is the ‘smart’ direction for U.S.-China relations?

Are the U.S. and China headed into a “Cold War 2.0”? Some object to the very question. Michael Swaine, a…

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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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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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The politics of (not) remembering Wenchuan’s earthquake victims

Photo by Yang Junzhe 杨珺喆 Ten years after a devastating earthquake in Sichuan left 90,000 dead,…

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Trump tears up the Iran nuclear deal: How will China act?

U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday, May 8, that he is unilaterally “terminating” American involvement in…

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‘Make Americans call us daddy’: Nationalist Chinese rap provokes Penn State CSSA response

At this year’s Lantern Festival Gala in February organized by Penn State University’s Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA), a…

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Chinese state media parrots Russian claim that ‘White Helmets staged chemical attack video’

In the video above, Chinese state broadcaster CCTV reports, uncritically, on a Russian television story that claims the April…

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India and China aim to ‘properly settle disputes’ with a bilateral summit. Will it work?

It has not been an easy year for India-China ties. Troops on a contested border had a months-long

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National Security Education Day in China puts emphasis on ‘foreign infiltration’

Xinhua commemorated National Security Education Day on April 15 with an animated video (in Chinese, also embedded…

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From toilets to soy — Japan and India smile at China

“The Quad,” or Quadrilateral Security Dialogue — a meeting of…

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Is Xi Jinping ‘personally opposed’ to lifelong rule?

On February 25, the Chinese Communist Party proposed to remove term limits on its president and vice president,…

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Understanding the Trump-China trade tangle: What happens next?

If there is one fact upon which the majority of…

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Photos: Kim Jong-un meets Xi Jinping in Beijing

Kim Jong-un made his first known diplomatic trip outside of North Korea on Monday, arriving in Beijing via…

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Goodbye, SAPPRFT (but not Chinese censorship)

Last Tuesday, during the National People’s Congress, China 

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