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Shandong is having a baby bust

While official data on China’s birth rate last year is yet to be released, multiple signs indicate…

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‘Deers’ vs. ‘Horses’: Old and new Marxist groups wage ideological battle at Peking University

One Marxist student group is backed by the Party. The other’s WeChat account is blocked.   [caption id=”attachment_63306″ align=”alignnone”…

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‘Food God’ blasted for trashing Chinese hotpot

Hong Kong-based food critic Chua Lam (蔡澜 Cài Lán) has stirred up a ruckus on the Chinese internet after…

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The most bizarre China news of 2018, from cheating pigeons to Jacky Cheung concerts

Day in and day out, we at SupChina are dedicated to covering news about China of every stripe, but…

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Three students killed in explosion at Beijing Jiaotong University lab

A chemical explosion on campus at Beijing Jiaotong University killed three students, the Beijing News reports (in Chinese)….

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Lost Province: China’s Xikang, now Tibet and Sichuan, is turning 80. But few people realize it ever existed

The people of Xikang’s central region were known as Khampas until the Chinese Communist Party officially recategorized…

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Warning: Making online jokes about Chinese police may land you in detention

Police in Quanyang, Shanxi Province have detained a woman for sharing a video poking fun at urban management officers…

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‘Men are all pig’s feet’ — and other Chinese memes of 2018 that reflect our times

Memes have become a way to appreciate and participate in popular culture, a way to find solidarity, construct identity,…

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The man who exposed China’s hotel hygiene horrors is receiving death threats

Beijing police have launched an investigation into death threats sent to activist blogger “Boss Hua lost the Monkey King’s…

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Live-streaming offers possible solution to education inequality in China

Access to good education should, in theory, be a basic human right. But for students from low-income families in…

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China’s justice system doesn’t know what to do with 12-year-old murderer, so now he’s free

Earlier this week, news broke that a 12-year-old boy in…

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Men detained for burning ‘low-quality’ coal. Is another heating crisis imminent?

Everyone in China is feeling the cold, but some are feeling it more than others. On December 7, an…

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A murder in Phuket: Chinese man allegedly kills wife for life insurance money

A Chinese man who allegedly killed his wife when vacationing in Phuket, Thailand, so he could cash in on…

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Guangzhou Gender and Sexuality Education Center shuts down

The Guangzhou Gender and Sexuality Education Center (GSEC), a leading non-profit organization in China dedicated to combating sexual violence…

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Chinese singer, pop star Chen Yufan busted for drugs in Beijing

Chén Yǔfán 陈羽凡, a 43-year-old Chinese singer best known as half of the pop-rock duo Yǔquán 羽泉, has been…

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