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Tianjin chemical blast: China jails 49 for disaster

The head of the chemical factory that was the site of an explosion that killed 173 people last year received…

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China parliament bans some private, for-profit schools

The National People’s Congress has approved regulations first announced last week banning private school for grades one through nine. The…

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China’s high-end retail emporium

Walmart's Sam's Club in China targets a somewhat broader demographic than in the U.S., offering $1,700 bottles of Lafite and…

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Does this ancient textbook show how Qing dynasty Chinese tried to learn English?

Texts such as this one, which features English pronunciation spelled out in Chinese characters, are said to have “gained popularity…

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Millennials drive Chinese online consumer boom

Thanks to the busy lives of young shoppers, ecommerce sales of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) are growing seven times faster…

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 China mayor probed after ‘minority women use witchcraft to ensnare men’ comments

Gong Qing, acting mayor of Wenshan in Yunnan Province, sparked an outcry over his comments about the Miao minority group…

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China bans looted antiques from going under hammer at mainland auction houses

New regulations aim to prevent cultural relics that were stolen, illegally unearthed or smuggled out of China from being auctioned…

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Chinese mine confirms 33 dead after Jinshangou blast

State media reported that all 33 miners trapped by a coal mine explosion in the southwest region of Chongqing were…

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Shanghai’s new Good Samaritan law finally goes into effect, but how much will it help?

"Shanghai's long-awaited Good Samaritan law went into effect yesterday, providing a bit of much-needed legal protection to residents who want…

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Sony Pictures launches film writers initiative in China

"The program is designed to foster storytelling collaboration between the world's two largest film markets, the U.S. and China."

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Meet the Oprah of China, who happens to be transgender

"Jin Xing, a former male ballet star and army colonel, draws 100 million viewers a week and was the first…

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Sinica extra: Q&A with Ma Tianjie on toxic heavy metals, bourgeois culture and more

Ma Tianjie, the guest on this week's Sinica Podcast about Chinese public opinion, talks about the roots of his interest…

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Sinica extra: Q&A with Mei Fong on her Pulitzer win, meeting Queen Elizabeth and foreign correspondence

Mei Fong, the guest on this week's Sinica Podcast about China's one-child policy, shares stories about her career and life,…

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Michael Manning’s Beijing jail diary

The Sinica Podcast interviewed Michael Manning about his time incarcerated in China. Here, we publish the diary he wrote in…

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Q&A with Zing Bai, the founder of a New York restaurant who wants to take her ‘awesome’ fried rice across the U.S.

Haijing "Zing" Bai, the founder of Zing's Awesome Rice, discusses her successful restaurant in New York, her life prior to…

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