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Society & Culture

The top news stories, headlines, news roundups, and related content from the world of Chinese society and culture — 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.

Students at China’s top art school demand sacking of professor accused of sexual misconduct

A group of students at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), China’s top art school, are calling on school…

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A paean to an advisor and his wife: Absurdly bad academic paper riles up Chinese public

Pictured: Cheng Guodong, recently resigned editor-in-chief of the Journal of Glaciology and Geocryology China’s Journal of Glaciology and Geocryology, a top Chinese…

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‘Send Me to the Clouds’: A woman’s desire to desire

“Feminism” and “women’s cinema” remain misunderstood and stigmatized terms in modern China, which brings us to the film Send Me…

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Alibaba features gay couple in Chinese New Year ad campaign for Tmall

Tmall, an online marketplace owned by Chinese tech giant Alibaba, has been showered with praise — especially from the LGBT…

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Nanning hospital installs metal detectors to protect hospital staff from violence

Nanning in Guangxi Province has become the first city in China to require local hospitals to install security checkpoints. The…

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It’s complicated: China’s relationship with the bicycle, then and now

Despite cycling’s growing popularity and favorable government policies, significant roadblocks exist for the formerly self-styled “Bicycle Kingdom” to reclaim its…

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A toxic academic mentor exposed after graduate student’s death

An engineering professor at Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications (NUPT) has been stripped of mentoring duties after her student…

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Chinese version of TikTok claims more than 400 million daily active users

The enormous internet startup Bytedance is behind TikTok, the short-video app that has been a breakout success amongst teens in…

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Hainan cracks down on nonconsensual filming by livestreaming hosts on Sanya beaches

By now, it’s well known that there is no limit to the lengths that Chinese livestreaming hosts will go to.…

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China bans fishing on the Yangtze River for 10 years

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs has issued a new set of regulations (in Chinese) prohibiting commercial fishing in…

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‘The darkness only deepens’: A decade of stories of loss in Xinjiang

“It took me years to feel normal again. Actually, I still don’t feel normal.” “I realized that the Chinese Communist…

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Over 80 percent of Gen Z moms in China opt to stay home with kids

A new survey conducted by BabyTree, China’s largest parenting website, found that the number of stay-at-home mothers among Chinese Generation…

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‘Hand in Hand’ is bringing children’s music to China (and adults also love it)

“Children’s music” doesn’t have to be simply nursery rhymes or folk songs. As our correspondent Rebecca Kanthor and her husband…

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I Save You in the Clouds

How should the self struggle against forgetting? What becomes of a life after it’s gone, if not for other people’s…

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Prominent economist slammed for suggesting Chinese women delay their retirement to increase state pension fund

Huáng Qífān 黄奇帆, former mayor of Chongqing Municipality, has found himself at the center of a firestorm after suggesting a…

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