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News roundup: Why do Americans find Chinese high school so hard? Plus Apple’s China challenges and Philippines-U.S. relations

BUSINESS As China’s smartphone makers roll out premium devices, Apple…

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News roundup: Will other Southeast Asian nations follow the Philippines’ lead in China?

As the Philippines strengthens its ties to China, other nearby nations may see an advantage in doing the same During his trip…

How do China’s dealmakers ease foreign worries about the nation’s global buying spree?

BUSINESS Sinophobia remains, but savvy dealmakers soothe foreign worries about…

Sinica extra: Q&A with Rachel Stern on the scholarly appeal of China’s legal system, the nation’s crackdown on lawyers and U.S. litigiousness

Jeremy: A cynic might joke that studying Chinese law and legal processes is in some ways like living in the Sahara Desert and…

News roundup: Will China’s expanding global role make it change its policy of non-interference in other nations’ domestic affairs? Plus top headlines

Analysis: As China expands its global economic influence, its policy of political non-interference may need to change China’s offers of economic aid…

News roundup: How are China’s copycats making entrepreneurs more creative? Plus Australians detained and record space journey

BUSINESS Chinese copycats disrupt entrepreneurs’ Kickstarter dreams by…

News roundup: Will China decide global norms for using AI? Plus Clinton’s leaked comments and property market problems

BUSINESS Analysis: Despite problems in China’s housing market, ‘bubble’ wrongly describes fast-rising property…

Sinica extra: Q&A with Ma Tianjie on toxic heavy metals, bourgeois culture and more

Ma Tianjie is the blogger behind Chublic Opinion, editor of the environmental website China Dialogue, a…

Sinica extra: Q&A with Mei Fong on her Pulitzer win, meeting Queen Elizabeth and foreign correspondence

Mei Fong, the guest on this week’s Sinica Podcast about China’s one-child policy, is the first Malaysian-born journalist to have won…

Will Xi’s ‘Zhejiang Clique’ dominate the top echelon of power? Plus overcapacity corruption challenge and record travel numbers

BUSINESS Corruption in the provinces is hindering Beijing’s efforts to push…

Michael Manning’s Beijing jail diary

Introduction Michael Manning was, in many ways, just another young American living in China. His career there followed a trajectory familiar to…

Q&A with Zing Bai, the founder of a New York restaurant who wants to take her ‘awesome’ fried rice across the U.S.

Last summer, Haijing “Zing” Bai’s parents in Beijing had no idea their daughter had quit her law firm job in New York…

Gay men from China find a liberating openness in America’s LGBT community

The first thing Evan Liu did when he arrived at New York City’s Pride Parade in June was write his phone number…

Book Excerpt: ‘The Hacked World Order’ by Adam Segal

Editor’s note: Listen to Adam Segal on this episode of the Sinica Podcast. Just as historians consider 1947 as…

Editor’s note: SupChina expands with the Sinica Podcast and photos from Michael Yamashita

In the latest Sinica podcast — the first that Kaiser Kuo and Jeremy Goldkorn produced in…