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China’s AI trajectory is set by entrepreneurs and international collaboration, not by government edict

What is driving China’s current boom in artificial intelligence research? Many Western analyses inaccurately…

‘Poet on a Business Trip’: An offbeat odyssey through Xinjiang with poetry

April is National Poetry Month, and we’re celebrating with a series of articles that looks at Chinese poetry, both past and present. Our last…

Sinica Podcast: Dashan and David Moser on the Chinese language

This week’s Sinica Podcast is now live. China’s most famous Canadian, Mark Rowswell, became famous — or at least “feimerse” — after…

iQiyi uses AI to improve video-creation efficiency, CTO says

iQiyi is China’s largest video-streaming site based on time spent on its platform. Viewers watched 4.395 billion hours of video in January, according…

Du Fu’s ‘Ballad of an Old Cypress’

April is National Poetry Month, and we’re celebrating with a series of articles that looks at Chinese poetry, both past and present. Our…

Chinese Corner: Zhili is the child modeling capital of China

Chinese Corner is Jiayun Feng’s weekly review of interesting nonfiction on the Chinese internet. The brutal reality of child modeling 逐梦童模镇:妈妈,我们明天几点拍照? Chasing…

China’s economy: It might not be boom, but it ain’t gloom and doom

In our most recent Red Paper ($25 or free for Access members), we presented ten scenarios for China in 2019…

Is Amazon calling it quits after 15 years in China?

Pandaily reports: Amazon will be exiting China and releasing an official statement on the matter…

Ericsson runs into 5G licensing trouble in China

The Wall Street Journal reports (paywall) that last Friday, April 12, “some 20 investigators from China’s State Administration for Market Regulation raided Ericsson’s…

The new real estate boom in smaller cities?

On April 9, China’s powerful economic management organ, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), published a paper called

JD’s Richard Liu faces rape lawsuit

JD.com, China’s number two ecommerce company, made headlines last year in September, when founding CEO Richard Liu (刘强东 Liú Qiángdōng) was…

Who owns Huawei? Not its employees, says research paper

Huawei’s 2018 Annual Report states that Huawei “is a private company…

The life and death of Chinese poetry’s mystical martyr

April is National Poetry Month, and we’re celebrating with a series of articles that looks at Chinese poetry, both past and present….

Women in China are becoming a powerful force in homebuying

Although the gender pay gap remains a persistent problem in China, where women on average earn 16 percent less than their male…

‘Automated racism’ — facial recognition software targets Uyghurs

In a front-page story in today’s New York Times print edition (link to newspaper front; link…