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News roundup: India scolds China

Tensions between India and China on the rise This week sees the second annual Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi. It’s a high-level forum…

A journey on the Silk Road with Michael Yamashita

Michael Yamashita has been a photographer for National Geographic magazine for more than 30 years. He embarked on…

Telling true stories is a booming business in China

Note: Where English references are unavailable, this article links to Chinese sources. Two things drove former political reporter Du Qiang 杜强 to…

China’s father of pinyin, Zhou Youguang, dies, aged 111

China’s Zhou Youguang, father of pinyin writing system, dies aged 111 / BBC The man who taught…

Ideological squeeze continues in media, education, and the judiciary

China tightens party loyalty requirements in sensitive year / ReutersTwo new developments show that the growing restrictions of the last few years…

Big news for Baidu in artificial intelligence and apps

Microsoft veteran will help run Chinese search giant Baidu / BloombergChinese tech giant Baidu, known for its Google-like search engine, has been…

News roundup: Xi Jinping at Davos: China as the new champion of globalization?

Xi Jinping at Davos: China as the new champion of globalization? President Xi Jinping addressed the World Economic Forum at Davos on Tuesday,…

Trump-China roundup: Anbang Insurance, Jack Ma, and talk of war

A weekly highlight of Trump-related news on SupChina. Monday: A New York Times story was released over the weekend documenting the dealings of

Law to ban electroshock therapy for internet addicts

SOCIETY AND CULTURE: China says it will ban abuse of children at internet detox camps / NYT (paywall)In order to crack down…

Trump’s pick for trade representative could lead to tougher U.S.-China trade relations

BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY: Opinion: Trump’s pick on trade could put China in a difficult spot / NYT (paywall)U.S. president-elect Donald Trump named…

Russia joins China to oppose U.S. missile defense in South Korea

China, Russia agree on more ‘countermeasures’ against U.S. anti-missile system: Xinhua / ReutersFor nearly a year now, the U.S. and China have…

News roundup: Warning of a ‘devastating confrontation’

South China Sea: Tillerson risks ‘devastating confrontation’ with Beijing Beijing’s backlash to comments made by Rex Tillerson, the prospective secretary of state under…

The rise of Chinese sci-fi: No longer in the distant future

Lu Xun, considered by many critics to be China’s preeminent literary figure, began his career by translating fiction by Jules Verne. In…

NBA plans Chinese New Year celebration

NBA’s Chinese New Year bash to include jerseys, Yao Ming ceremony / ESPN The National Basketball Association has announced that players from…

Tillerson sailing toward confrontation on the South China Sea?

China pushes back after Tillerson warns on South China Sea / Bloomberg Rex Tillerson, Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. secretary of state,…