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‘Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj’ highlights China’s #MeToo movement, online censorship, and Uyghur repression

In the first episode of its second season, Netflix’s current events and culture satire show Patriot Act with Hasan…

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Friday Song: Li Jian’s deep, sensitive folk-pop, ‘On the Shores of Lake Baikal’

Ask anyone who knows about Li Jian 李健 and, at some point, they’ll most likely remind you that not only…

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The Curator of Old China: Tong Bingxue and his photographs

  “Most foreigners’ photos, they come from some exoticizing angle, or they’re standing from the point of view…

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CCTV claims this year’s Spring Festival Gala was a huge success — I call it BS

Chinese state broadcaster CCTV released a report on the morning of February 6 summarizing how the 2019 Spring Festival…

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The future of Uyghur cultural — and halal — life in the Year of the Pig

Top: Uyghur children dressed in Han cultural clothing celebrating the year of the pig in…

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5 classic Chinese New Year movies

Center image: All’s Well, End’s Well; clockwise from upper left: Rumble in the Bronx, The Chinese Feast,…

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Year of the Dog in live music: 21 bands that rocked Beijing in 2018

Photos by Joseph Chen Three venue showrunners in China’s capital pick their favorite local…

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The 5 best CCTV Spring Festival Gala sketches of all time

Scammers being scammed; a fembot becoming more demanding, unpredictable, and humanlike; skits tackling current events; comedians acting…

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8 lucky foods to eat on Lunar New Year’s Eve

One of the greatest joys of celebrating the new lunar year is the Lunar New Year feast on the eve…

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Here it is, the best act from the 2019 CCTV Spring Festival Gala

The 2019 edition of the CCTV Spring Festival Gala — one of the most watched shows on the planet…

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Chinese variety show ‘Super Vocal’ gives young opera singers their chance to shine

The viral variety show Super Vocal, produced by Hunan TV, penetrates the singing…

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Friday Song: ‘Song of Pig,’ which is very rude to pigs, launched China’s first internet pop star

With the Year of the Pig just around the corner, people in China are buzzing about the release of…

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Sino-Black relations and the politics of identity: Q-and-A with scholar Keisha Brown

Top image: W.E.B. Du Bois at National Day parade in Beijing, 1962

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For science, or the ‘motherland’? The dilemma facing China’s brightest minds

Pictured: Tsung-Dao Lee (left) and Chen Ning Yang (right) The fathers of modern Chinese physics survived…

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Friday Song: Carsick Cars — Zhong Nan Hai

Before delving into a brief history of one of the “most admired Chinese bands in the…

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