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Friday Song: A summer song for hot summer romance

At the very beginning of “1234567,” an upbeat gem by the Taiwanese singer-songwriter Cheer Chen 陈绮贞, a well-crafted montage…

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Friday Song: Because of Love 因为爱情…

“Because of Love” (因为爱情 yīnwéi àiqíng) is performed by Eason Chan 陳奕迅 and Wang Faye 王菲, known as, respectively, the King of…

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When China embraced classical music: The Philadelphia Orchestra’s historic 1973 tour

They put up with half-hearted crowds and a demanding Madame Mao. But those who went on the…

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Friday Song: Luhan at his most vulnerable: ‘Catch Me When I Fall’

When Lu Han 鹿晗 released “Catch Me When I Fall” (某时某刻 mǒu shí mǒu kè) in October 2016, it…

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Bringing a dumpling to life: Q&A with Domee Shi, Pixar director of ‘Bao’

Domee Shi is the first female director of a short film by Pixar Animation Studios. Her piece, the recently released…

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Film Friday: ‘American Dreams in China’ perfectly captures the Chinese dream

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Friday Song: Put a smile on your face and ‘Haha’ (from ‘Legend of the Camel Bells’)

I’m sitting in a theater with three friends watching the new, critically acclaimed production Legend of the Camel Bells (驼铃传奇…

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Zhang Yuqi and matriarchy: Chinese SNL delivers surprising, strong 2nd episode

Chinese actress Zhang Yuqi 张雨绮 has done sci-fi movies, horror…

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‘Dying to Survive,’ a comedy about illegally importing drugs, might be China’s best movie of the year

Animal Thriller (动物世界 dòngwù shìjiè), a Chinese thriller toplined by Michael…

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Friday Song: ‘Your So-Called Freedom and Democracy’

“Bombard the Headquarters,” or 炮打司令部 (pào dǎ sī lìng bù), was a document written by Chairman Mao Zedong during a…

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Friday Song: Kehlani drops some serious Mandarin Chinese in ‘Just My Luck’

Last month, American R&B singer Kehlani and Chinese singer-songwriter Tia Ray 袁娅维 dropped a surprise collaboration — two versions…

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The People’s Republic of Chai-na

How do artists in Beijing cope with the inevitability of eviction, demolition — 拆 (chāi)? In…

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Xi Jinping and China get the John Oliver treatment

“China: the country responsible for huge technological advances, and yet it still can’t seem to get pandas to fuck.” Thus…

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Friday Song: Social Shake, the dance of the ‘society’ subculture

Remember when the world was obsessed with Psy’s K-pop single Gangnam Style, which spread like a…

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Inside a Chinese labor camp: Q&A with Leon Lee, director of ‘Letter from Masanjia’

Leon Lee is a Canadian filmmaker whose documentaries focus on…

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