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Ideology and the judiciary, and Taiwanese military drill

China’s chief justice rejects an independent judiciary, and reformers wince / NYT (paywall)As noted yesterday on SupChina,…

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Telling true stories is a booming business in China

Note: Where English references are unavailable, this article links to Chinese sources. Two things drove former political reporter…

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Law to ban electroshock therapy for internet addicts

SOCIETY AND CULTURE: China says it will ban abuse of children at internet detox camps / NYT (paywall)In…

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NBA plans Chinese New Year celebration

NBA’s Chinese New Year bash to include jerseys, Yao Ming ceremony / ESPN The National Basketball Association has…

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C-sections account for a third of deliveries in China, plus a hit documentary on the Forbidden City and more

Study finds lower, but still high, rate of C-sections in China / NYT (paywall)A new joint…

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Sidney Rittenberg: Reflections on a lifetime in China

Sidney Rittenberg is an American who lived in China from 1945 to 1980. His arrival was partly coincidence:…

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How the Qing court sowed the seeds of environmental protection in China

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China’s growth breathes new life into old ghost towns

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Less bling, more mass ceremonies: A county in China is banning extravagant weddings

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President Xi’s great Chinese soccer dream

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Thailand cracks down on ‘zero-dollar’ tour groups

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A Chinese businessman wants to turn a small Iowa town into the Midwest’s China hub

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Limited victory for man in transgender dismissal case

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Government declares food safety an urgent priority

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Cashing in on dystopia

In a piece called “The Long March to Privacy,” The Economist once talked about the advancements Chinese…

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