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The Red Runners of Peking University

“The earth belongs to us, the workers, no room here for the shirk, how many on our flesh have…

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Richard Liu alleged rape — an impossible situation for the University of Minnesota?

Richard Liu (刘强东 Liú Qiángdōng), CEO of ecommerce giant JD.com, was arrested on suspicion…

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Even propagandist Eric X. Li falls victim to a new censorship campaign

The National Internet Information Office of China, the country’s top cyber authority, has launched yet another crackdown against online expression,…

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The ‘quiet community’ of Chinese in South Africa

The Chinese community in South Africa is one of the oldest and largest in Africa. But even though the…

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Making the rent is stressing out young people in China

Over the summer, a rental crisis began unfolding in Beijing, as the average payment for an apartment in…

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Live-blogging Alibaba’s insane Tmall Double Eleven Gala

7:35pm Elaine: Hey what’s up SupChina friends! We’re ready to kick this thing off tonight. In case you…

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Friday Song: Taiwanese pop star Jolin Tsai satirizes pop culture in ‘Play’

Although the title of Jolin Tsai’s 蔡依林 (cài yīlín) 2014 pop jam is “Play,” the accompanying lyrics and video…

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Don’t punch the bus driver!

It should go without saying that when you are a passenger on a bus, it’s…

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Political vetting before college entrance exam? Officials downplay controversial announcement.

Chongqing Daily has been at the center of a controversy started by a news…

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Singles Day preview: Join us on Saturday for a liveblog extravaganza

Before the craziness begins at midnight for China’s annual 11.11 Global Shopping Day, a.k.a. Singles Day (guānggùn jié 光棍节), a.k.a. Double…

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China unveils world’s first AI broadcasters

Just in time for this year’s Chinese Journalists’ Day on Thursday, Xinhua News Agency unveiled the world’s first virtual…

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Chinese university draws controversy after sending students’ grade reports to parents

Shenzhen University in Guangdong Province has found itself embroiled by controversies around its decision to mail detailed…

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Jin Yong, China’s late great novelist, was a world-creator who shaped Chinese imagination

Clockwise from top left: The Deer and the Cauldron; Book and Sword; Gratitude and Revenge; The Return of the Condor Heroes; The Smiling,…

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Dispute over dog ends in assault

An argument over an unleashed dog spilled over into violence in the evening of November 3 when a man…

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And now, an amazing Chinese rendition of ‘Cell Block Tango’ (with translated lyrics)

This is the best thing we’ve seen on Chinese social media in a while: A song by Tú Yǒuqín…

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