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Tencent resumes NBA streaming as gaming companies censor their staff and players

Pictured: Mei, a character from the Blizzard game Overwatch, as depicted by the artist Yuumei, via Pro Guides.

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Nets-Lakers play to a packed arena in Shanghai, but social media is quick to boo the NBA and attendees: ‘Spineless and shameless’

Despite China’s ongoing spat with the NBA over Daryl Morey’s Hong Kong tweet, the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets,…

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Adam Silver’s introduction to Chinese politics

The NBA supports its constituents’ speech rights in precisely the way that the Communist Party, which actually has constituents, does…

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Some mainland Chinese call for boycott of Apple after it approves Hong Kong protest app

Calls to boycott technology giant Apple took off over the past weekend on social media in mainland China after news…

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Mainland college student in Hong Kong claims on-campus harassment over Chinese national flag in dorm room

This year’s October 1, or Chinese National Day, is a day that will be forever remembered in history. To mark…

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World opinion on China becomes more negative

The Pew Research Center has released an update on its Global Attitudes Survey, which tracks opinion of China on a yearly…

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Patriotism rules China’s 2019 National Holiday box office

The Chinese National Day holiday is usually a battle royal of big-budget blockbusters of various genres, whose releases are carefully…

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Xinjiang education reform and the eradication of Uyghur-language books

The “bilingual” education system introduced over the past decade in Xinjiang is better characterized as an attempt to transform minority…

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An enormous parade, party to celebrate 70 years of the P.R.C.

For the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, Beijing held a nearly three-hour-long parade. The South China Morning…

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Extreme binge watching: China’s youth are streaming at accelerated speeds to save time

After putting up with unnecessarily long-winded TV shows on television for years, an increasing number of Chinese audiences, especially young…

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Hands That Feed

At a time when ethno-authoritarianism is on the rise across the globe, often aided by new technology, the idea that…

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Are Chinese and Western perspectives incompatible in our post-truth times?

We make much ado of “building bridges” and “deepening understanding” between China and the West. But this is easier said…

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Voices from China’s lesbian community

This story originally appeared on 66hands, and is republished here, with minor edits, with permission.     When it comes to…

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The Quantified Country

China is the quantified country. It has long constructed metrics and set targets, tying numbers into both the engineering of…

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Popular children’s song ‘Mom, Don’t Go to Work’ condemned for reinforcing sexist prejudices

“Mommy, don’t go to work. Cuz even if you go, you won’t make much money.” These are not phrases pulled…

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