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Beijing closes office of liberal-leaning think tank Unirule

Chris Buckley of the New York Times reports (porous paywall): An independent think tank that was one of China’s few remaining bastions…

Are ‘fresh young meat’ a threat to national masculinity?

In the Chinese entertainment industry, there is a cohort of men, very often middle-aged, who…

The Chili King of Hunan

Chairman Mao’s home province is known for its spicy cuisine and a crazy chili-eating contest.

China Unsolved: The Village that Vanished

China Unsolved is a SupChina weekly series profiling China’s most notorious unsolved mysteries. Humans, cats, dogs, livestock — all disappeared from a…

China tries to absorb U.S. trade punch with handouts to companies and domestic soy drive

It is day five of the U.S.-China trade war. There are no signs that either side will back down or negotiate in the…

Angela Merkel and Li Keqiang get down to business

As mentioned above, Premier Li Keqiang met German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin yesterday, where Reuters says they signed “a raft of…

Liu Xia finds freedom in Germany after Merkel presses Beijing to release her

Eight years after being placed under de facto house arrest despite committing no crime, Liu Xia 刘霞 — the widow of 2010 Nobel…

Thai Deputy PM’s remark on boat disaster outrages Chinese internet

Last Thursday, a tour boat carrying mostly Chinese visitors sank in a storm…

Cutting down on reality talent shows and other poison for teenagers

The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT), China’s top media regulator, is deeply concerned about what TV networks have…

The Miao Dragon Boat Festival

This year’s Miao Dragon Boat Festival, which took place from July 8 to July 10, came nearly a month after the traditional Duanwu…

Liu Xia is free

Eight years after being placed under de facto house arrest despite committing no crime, Liu Xia 刘霞 — the widow of 2010 Nobel Peace…

Cross-dressing men in downtown Suzhou confronted by police

On July 3, three men dressed in women’s clothes were ordered to leave a…

Sexual assault at Sun Yat-sen University: Professor faces accusations from multiple women [UPDATE]

Zhang Peng 张鹏, an ecology professor at Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) in Guangzhou, has been…

Kuora: Should Silicon Valley embrace China’s ‘996’ work ethic?

Mike Moritz, a venture capitalist and journalist, wrote an editorial in the Financial Times on January 18 titled “Silicon Valley would be…

Job not open to Beijing natives? Alibaba’s online supermarket apologizes for discrimination

Type in, “Why are people from …” on Baidu, and wait for the search engine to autocomplete different regional…