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Movie theater in China apologizes for telling women to shut their mouths while watching ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

On May 11, Weibo user Donggu Liang Miaomiaowu 冬菇凉喵喵喵呜 went to the Tongliao Wanda Cinema in Inner Mongolia…

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Film Friday: ‘A Big Deal,’ just in time for Mother’s Day

Let’s try something. A SupChina film recommendation column, to run every Friday, called Film Friday. This could be…

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Police hunt for Didi driver suspected of raping and murdering a female passenger

Police in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, are searching for a Didi driver named Liu Zhenhua 刘镇华, who abandoned his car…

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Suzhou Garden Chic, evolved: An ancient city embraces the new millennium

Marco Polo called it “the Venice of the Orient,” while ancient Chinese compared it with heaven. Take…

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Sexist troll on Weibo says interracial marriages are a crime against the Chinese race

A Weibo user named “Dr. Xie 88” (谢博士88) posted an infographic…

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Suspect caught at Jacky Cheung’s concert by facial-recognition technology, again

Someone is apparently not reading the news. Last month, police used…

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A murky tale from Inner Mongolia — writers arrested for ‘slurs’ about dairy company

The South China Morning Post reports on two Chinese…

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U.S. Embassy bashes Chinese ‘political correctness’ on Weibo, sending the Chinese internet into a frenzy

The U.S. Embassy in China has ignited a firestorm…

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A fake post purportedly from Tencent’s CEO fooled everyone, including Tencent

A WeChat story criticizing tech giant Tencent for “losing its dream” went viral on social media in China over…

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Friday Song: In the spirit of May 4, an animation by Pi San

Controversial artist Pi San 皮三 isn’t known to hold back punches. Check out this gory, searing satire,…

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Peking University celebrates 120th anniversary after a season of scandals

In celebration of its 120th anniversary, Peking University, one of China’s most prestigious universities, held a ceremony (in…

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Students at National Taiwan University march to defend school autonomy

Students at the prestigious National Taiwan University (NTU) in Taipei are planning a protest — dubbed the “New May…

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Taoist ceremony at a nuclear site betrays the ‘spirit of science’

The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), the country’s most established scientific…

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The mind of Fuller: UK artist creates map of Beijing unlike any you’ve seen

“I didn’t come here because it feels dystopian. They have the opportunity here to tackle some of…

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Viral phenomenon Peppa Pig banned from short video app Douyin

On April 28, news broke that British cartoon character Peppa Pig had been banned by Douyin (抖音),…

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