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Didi installs protective sheets in vehicles amid coronavirus fears

The COVID-19 outbreak has infected tens of thousands of people and killed nearly 3,000. As people avoid going to public places,…

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‘The uncertainty is oppressive’: A coronavirus dispatch from Hong Kong

Boredom, anxiety, and frustration: With classes cancelled indefinitely, a university student in Hong Kong explains how she and her classmates…

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I was on a Chinese film set when coronavirus hit. Things got weird

Illustration by Derek Zheng for SupChina How not to behave during an epidemic.     An unspoken tension rippled throughout our…

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Sony China roasted for ad that implies professional-grade cameras are too complex for women

A social media post from the Chinese operation of Japanese electronics and entertainment behemoth Sony has seriously backfired as the…

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Educational equality in China: How online learning during coronavirus has changed the status quo

For perhaps the first time, all students in China — rich and poor, urban and rural — have equal access…

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Tencent’s boundary-pushing Dajia blog abruptly shuts down

On the morning of February 19, media consumers in China woke up to discover that Dàjiā 大家 by Tencent News,…

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The Communist Youth League thought it was creating patriotic idols. Instead, it started a conversation about women’s rights

At this point, it’s no secret that the Communist Youth League of China (CYLC), the Chinese Communist Party’s division for…

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Gansu government’s head-shaving publicity stunt backfires

The Chinese internet is on fire over a disturbing video via the Lanzhou Morning Post that shows a group of…

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Traditional Chinese medicine mobile hospital treats COVID-19 patients in Wuhan

A group of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) experts has been put in charge of Jiangxia Module Hospital, one of the…

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During coronavirus, China’s music industry finds creative ways to keep going

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in China has resulted in the cessation of a number of cultural activities…

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‘One Thousand Families’: Intimate portraits of Chinese lives during coronavirus

The “One Thousand Families” series, featuring portraits of Chinese families, tries to capture a sense of how people are faring…

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Must-watch video diary of Wuhan under quarantine

It’s been almost three weeks since China imposed a lockdown in Wuhan, the epicenter of the the COVID-19 outbreak. While…

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Ungrateful government official blasted for excessive demands on tech giants amid COVID-19 epidemic

The COVID-19 epidemic that is spreading across China is a tragedy of massive scale that has claimed over 1,000 lives…

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Road-tripping through fear, rumors, and a virus-stricken China

Our correspondent received grants from two Danish foundations to road-trip through the mountainous terrain of Sichuan, the highlands of Gansu, the…

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New PBS documentary sheds a rare light on the personal struggles faced by single women in China

There’s been a lot of ink spilled in the past few years over the issue of shengnu (剩女 shèngnǚ) — “leftover…

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