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Peak Xi Jinping? Two essays, six years apart, offer perspective on Chinese president

In 2012, Deng Yuwen 邓聿文, commentary writer and deputy editor of the Central Party School’s journal, Study…

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Will Google search actually return to China?

A day after news leaked that a secret, censored version of Google’s search engine for Android phones was…

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Leaked docs: Google building a censored search engine for China, plans launch early next year

Since last December, when Google CEO Sundar Pichai

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A censor for the Internet of Things?

My curiosity was piqued this morning by a headline on CoinDesk, a website that reports on Bitcoin,…

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Who is allowed to report the news in China?

Earlier this month, Shanghai-based Q Daily was ordered to halt producing works of original journalism because it…

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A police state of historic proportion: Criminal arrests up 731 percent in Xinjiang

Xinjiang, the farthest west and most heavily Muslim jurisdiction under Beijing’s rule, has become a 

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Liu Xia is free

Eight years after being placed under de facto house arrest despite committing no crime, Liu Xia 刘霞 — the widow…

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Reports confirm ozone-killing substance in Chinese factories

A new report from the Environmental Investigation Agency, a UK-based nonprofit, has confirmed the concerns of experts that…

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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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