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Apple removes Hong Kong police-tracking app after complaints from China

After two initial rejections and a hard-earned approval, HKmap.live, a crowdsourcing mapping app that Hong Kong protesters used for its cop-tracking feature,…

U.S.-China trade talks not canceled yet

In Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Chinese vice premier and chief trade negotiator Liú Hè 刘鹤 met Craig Allen of the United States-China Business…

Sinica Podcast: Jude Blanchette on Hong Kong

This week’s Sinica Podcast is now live. Jude Blanchette, the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International…

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, two American…

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 not….

NBA, Xinjiang loom over low-expectation trade talks in D.C.

Chinese vice premier Liú Hè 刘鹤 arrived in Washington for talks with U.S. trade representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin starting Thursday…

The NBA’s operations in China, explained

The NBA is wildly popular in China, with about 800 million Chinese watching games last season, and many basketball players and teams becoming…

China has played itself

By attacking the NBA, China exposed the more unsavory aspects of its authoritarian ways to a wider segment of the American…

NBA stands firm as CCTV cuts preseason broadcasts and brands flee

Two days after the NBA groveled to Chinese fans over a tweet by Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey that supported Hong Kong protesters…

Xinjiang sanctions finally come, two days before 13th round of trade talks

The system of mass internment camps for Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in Xinjiang has been documented in a steady stream of compelling…

Water rabbits and logs: The nature of Sun Tzu’s war, reexamined

Sun Tzu’s The Art of War is one of China’s most excerpted pieces of text, cited by everyone from Bill Belichick (“Every…

‘South Park’ doesn’t seem upset about being banned in China

Congratulations are in order to South Park, which joins YouTube, Google Mail, Twitter, the New York Times, and a growing list of other…

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 spread that the…

Everyone is jumping on Rockets GM Daryl Morey’s Hong Kong tweet

On Friday, Daryl Morey, the general manager of the Houston Rockets, tweeted an image that read, “Fight for Freedom. Stand with Hong Kong,”…

French fans, angry at early start time, protest with massive Tibet flag

The China Sports Column is a SupChina weekly feature in which China Sports Insider Mark Dreyer looks at the week that was in…