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Chinese rhino horn smugglers walk into South African police station and get deported

Chinese duo caught with rhino horn…

Xi Jinping enters the Year of the Rooster with his powers undiminished

Xi Jinping still the core / People’s Daily (in Chinese)The websites of the two most important state news organs, People’s Daily and Xinhua…

News roundup: Self-taught villager wins lawsuit against chemicals company

Farmer wins court battle against state-owned chemicals company A farmer in China’s northern province of Heilongjiang has won his first victory in a…

Q&A with Chinese supermodel Ming Xi

Ming Xi (奚梦瑶 Xī Mèngyáo) is a Chinese fashion model from Shanghai. She came to international attention after she modeled for Givenchy’s…

Call for a ‘smart reset’ of U.S.-China economic relations

Opinion: The art of a China deal / ChinaFileJames McGregor, veteran China businessman and author of One Billion Customers: Lessons…

News roundup: Unrest along the New Silk Road

One Belt One Road: a tough sell in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh President Xi Jinping’s signature global initiative is One Belt, One…

Labor unrest surges in China

China labor unrest spreads to ‘new economy’ couriers and sales staff at ecommerce companies / Financial Times (paywall)2016 saw a record high…

Thailand to buy a submarine from China

Thailand and China: Brothers in arms / Nikkei Asian ReviewLast week, the military government of Thailand earmarked $380 million to purchase…

Trump news: Spring Festival edition

Trump and Chinese New Year 2017Donald Trump was today once again a popular topic on Chinese social media for several reasons. First, he…

China’s four great novels

Chinese literature has a long, rich history, but the four novels considered to be…

Sinica live tapings in Beijing – February 2017

The events have now been held. Keep your eye on the Sinica feed to hear from Jeremy and Kaiser in Beijing in…

A missile test, and the Philippines ask China to help fight pirates

China tested new missile capable of carrying multiple nuclear warheads: report / SCMPFollowing reports last week of a sighting of a…

Sympathy for a tiger that killed a zoo visitor, and a controversial social media post from the UN

Visitor mauled to death by tiger in Ningbo zoo in China / BBCA man was mauled to death by a tiger at…

Chinese news app acquires LA video startup

Flipagram acquired by China’s Toutiao / LA TimesToutiao is a fast-growing app in China that aggregates news and social media…

News roundup: A tale of two disappearing billionaires

The dangers of wealth and power in China The Chinese New Year is usually a slow news week in China. But in the…