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Trade war, day 77: September 24 escalation forebodes a long and bloody conflict

We’ve been calling it a trade war for a while. “Day 1,” by our counting, was marked by the first tit-for-tat round of…

Tech stocks up, tech stocks down

Recently listed food-delivery-and-everything-else company Meituan Dianping, electric-car startup Nio, and news aggregator Qutoutiao are all “now trading well above their IPO prices, shaking off…

Mary Ma: Chinese fashion designers have become more creative

This year’s New York Fashion Week featured many Chinese fashion designers. I spoke with Mary Ma, who was China’s top supermodel before becoming…

SupChina Photo Contest: Tiananmen Tourist, by Bert Oostdijk

Editor’s note: Bert Oostdijk’s photo (click to enlarge) is a 1st Prize winner in…

Trade war, day 76: Who will win as the Chinese and American economies ‘divorce’?

In less than five days, the scope of the U.S.-China trade war is set to more than triple, from $100…

Xi Jinping and the Party are stronger than you think

Deng Yuwen 邓聿文 is one of the most interesting Chinese thinkers writing on contemporary politics. The New York Times has published…

3,000 Zhengzhou college students form patriotic slogans on field

3,000 freshmen at Sias International College, part of Zhengzhou University in Henan Province, displayed amazing Chinese character formations during a military training on…

SupChina Photo Contest: Great Wall in Snow, by Michael Cooper

Editor’s note: Michael Cooper’s photo (click to enlarge) is a 1st Prize winner in…

An undiplomatic diplomat in Sweden

The Chinese ambassador to Sweden is not making friends in that country. The South China Morning Post reports that Ambassador Gui…

The crime of filial neglect, and shifting senior care to families

“Five siblings have been punished for not fulfilling filial duties after their elderly father died alone last year,” reports Sixth Tone….

Trade war, day 75: Trump’s $200 billion to be met with $60 billion retaliation from China

As we noted in our Access newsletter yesterday (paywall), President Trump issued a statement late on Monday that raised the stakes…

Chinese state media now considered foreign agents in U.S.

The Wall Street Journal reports (paywall) that the American Department of Justice has…

Remembering Shan Tianfang, China’s most prominent storytelling artist

Shan Tianfang, 83, a prominent Chinese storyteller, passed away in Beijing on September 11 due to organ failure. He devoted more than 60…

James McGregor reviews Kai-Fu Lee’s forthcoming book, ‘AI Superpowers’

Western policymakers and business leaders who focus on the limits of China’s system should pay attention to Kai-Fu Lee’s non-ideological exposition…

SupChina Photo Contest: Boy with Drone, by Kayla Blomquist

Editor’s note: Kayla Blomquist’s photo (click to enlarge) is a 1st Prize winner in…