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From Versace to Calvin Klein: Major brands apologize for undermining China’s territorial sovereignty

Several international retailers and fashion houses have recently found themselves in apology mode after being slammed for disrespecting China’s national sovereignty in their…

The impossible politics of doing business in ‘China’

The Taiwanese fruit tea chain Yifang recently found itself battered by — successively — mainland Chinese internet users, Hong Kongers, and…

Words that Xi Jinping popularized in 2019

On Friday, Xinhua News Agency’s top stories in English and Chinese are a return to one of the regular themes of Xí Jìnpíng 习近平: “the…

Beijing sees ‘signs of terrorism’ as Hong Kong airport shuts down

It’s been a relatively quiet news day in most of China today, but not in Hong Kong, where the world’s eighth-busiest airport was…

Why Chinese are good at math (and it’s not racial)

China and the U.S. were co-champions of the 60th International Mathematical Olympiad, held last month at the University of Bath in England. Five…

Beijing bans Cathay Pacific flight crew who protest

On Friday, Beijing revealed a new strategy to sanction people and companies that participate in protests: “Beijing has ordered Cathay Pacific to stop…

China’s World Cup qualifying campaign to be led by a Brazilian

The China Sports Column is a SupChina weekly feature in which China Sports…

Mandopop Month: Rocket Girls 101 celebrates growth with emotional single ‘Wind’

We’re hijacking the Friday Song column this month to focus on Mandopop, which technically refers to all Mandarin-language pop music, but these…

In defense of the Yenching Academy

Late last week, NPR reported that the FBI had questioned at least five American graduates of the Yenching Academy, an English-language master’s program…

Beijing approves first guardianship case for same-sex couple

On August 5, we reported that a growing number of same-sex couples are applying to have thier partners become legal guardians as a…

Mainland Chinese opinions of Hong Kong’s summer of discontent

Hong Kong has recently caught the eye of the world, with global media relaying clips of protesters and police engaging each…

Beijing blames Hong Kong protests on American ‘black hands’

In the People’s Republic, the people are always happy. So when there is unrest, for…

Project Gutenberg is a fun, wild ride with a divisive final twist

An award-winning Hong Kong crime thriller from the co-writer of Infernal Affairs and starring Chow Yun-fat and Aaron Kwok. What could go wrong?  

Hope for Hong Kong? Depends who you ask

On Tuesday, a spokesperson for the Chinese government’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office gave a press conference where he warned Hong Kong…

The coming Trump recession? Yuan remains over 7 to American dollar

“Donald Trump’s trade war with China is spiraling out of control” says John Cassidy in the New Yorker, which seems about right. Cassidy…