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A Spring Festival celebration in Qingdao

Another film adaption of a story by award-winning science fiction writer Liu Cixin

Another story by Chinese sci-fi writer Liu Cixin to hit screens / China Film Insider How climate activist Ma…

China carries through on North Korea coal sanctions

China puts heat on U.S. with North Korea coal crackdown / WSJ (paywall) Chinese news agency warns South Korea’s Lotte over…

Uber’s China rival tests English interface

Didi tests English interface, foreign credit cards as it prepares to expand overseas / SCMP China wins big with stakes in…

News roundup: A beheading at a noodle shop

Dear reader, Today’s newsletter is brief: We’re celebrating Presidents’ Day here in the U.S. Two stories caught our eyes today: Customer beheads noodle shop…

News roundup: Former chief executive of Hong Kong found guilty of misconduct

Former chief executive of Hong Kong convicted of misconduct Donald Tsang Yam-kuen 曾蔭權, chief executive of Hong Kong from 2005 to 2012, was…

Is Tsinghua University soft on foreigners?

Top Chinese university criticized for lowering admission standards for foreign students / SCMPChina’s Tsinghua University recently changed its admission requirements for overseas…

Demonstration of military might in Xinjiang

Massive show of force staged in China’s Xinjiang region after terrorist attack / SCMPAfter a knife attack in Pishan County in the…

New plans for government relations from ride-sharing giant Didi Chuxing

Didi’s new plan to win over unfriendly authorities / Tech in Asia Didi Chuxing, the ride-hailing company that

News roundup: Female assassins kill North Korean leader’s half brother en route to China

Female assassins kill Kim Jong-un’s half brother A woman wearing a sweater emblazoned with “LOL” and at least one accomplice apparently sprayed poison onto…

American public opinion of China on the decline

How Americans and Chinese view their countries and each other, in three charts / Quartz In a January survey conducted by…

In debt? Don’t get on train

China penalizes 6.7 million debtors with travel ban / Financial Times (paywall)The Supreme People’s Court of China released records yesterday showing that…

Chinese artificial intelligence

China’s artificial intelligence boom / The AtlanticAt the 2017 AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence held in San Francisco last week, China  made…

News roundup: A surprise win for the Trump brand in China

Trump brand wins in China, raises ethics questions back home For more than a decade, Donald Trump has struggled to gain control over his…

Wealth and wealth inequality in China

On inequality in China / Thomas Piketty’s Blog Thomas Piketty, author of the best-selling Capital in the Twenty-First Century, comments…