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Business & Technology

New perspectives on China digital marketing

Digital marketing in China is wildly different than the rest of the world. Sign up for an educational email series — 7 emails over 7 weeks — that will bring you up to speed on how to grow your business online in China.

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Society & Culture

Matteo Ricci and the slave trade that connected Portugal with Macau

In China, Matteo Ricci is known for his efforts in promoting mutual understanding. Sadly, his arrival to Macau was the result of the most shameful aspect of Europe's global trade: slavery.

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Foreign Affairs

Between a rock and a hard place — Hong Kong’s democrats

A view of Hong Kong politics in the wake of the pan-democratic primaries and recent postponement of the Legislative Council elections.

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Foreign Affairs

The U.S. and China are on a lose-lose course

The U.S.-China relationship has survived obstacles and setbacks in the past. But today, amid high-level calls for both an economic and cultural decoupling, we have to consider what a rupture would look like — and its catastrophic consequences.

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Window on Xinjiang

The ‘bright future’ of Chinese life in Xinjiang

Life in the big city can be hard for Chinese migrant workers, but in Urumqi, economic incentives give them more opportunities than they'd get elsewhere. Provided that they are ethnically Han, that is.

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This Week in China’s History

Matteo Ricci and the slave trade that connected Portugal with Macau

In China, Matteo Ricci is known for his efforts in promoting mutual understanding. Sadly, his arrival to Macau was the result of the most shameful aspect of Europe's global trade: slavery.

illustration by Derek Zheng of the Jade Emperor China
Chinese Lives

The emperor who rules the emperors

The Jade Emperor is the head honcho of the divine Daoist pantheon, the mysterious “Lord of Heaven," a vague guiding entity awarding dynasties with the “Mandate of Heaven.” But he has also been mocked through the ages, his history a strange combination of majesty and comedy, pathos and bathos, inscrutable as the bureaucracy he heads and just as inept.

Singaporean figure skater Jessica Shuran Yu recently detailed abuse suffered at hands of Chinese coaches during training
China Sports Column

Physical and mental abuse in Chinese figure skating

Singaporean skater Jessica Shuran Yu recently detailed the abuse she suffered during training at the hands of overzealous Chinese coaches. Her experience, sadly, is not unique.

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Society & Culture

10 Chinese seasoning essentials you should keep in your pantry

In preparation for SupChina's new weekly food column, take a look at this list of ingredients that'll make any dish, Chinese or otherwise, that much tastier.

Society & Culture

Chinese trans woman wins sex discrimination lawsuit against employer in landmark victory

More than a year after she first began her legal fight, a transgender woman in Beijing has won her case against Chinese ecommerce platform Dangdang after the company fired her when she took a leave of absence for her gender confirmation surgery.

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Business & Technology

A Chinese billionaire behind bars. And his wife, who kept the empire together.

Former trash collector Huang Guangyu became China’s richest man by building an electronic appliance empire. Then he was jailed for 10 years for “illegal business dealings.” He emerged from jail in June with his fortune intact, thanks to his wife, Du Juan, who took the helm and fought off anyone who tried to dilute her husband’s ownership of the company.

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Society & Culture

Finally, some good news for victims of domestic abuse in China

After a few bleak months for victims of domestic violence in China, some positive news finally came this week.

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Foreign Affairs

The U.S. Sinophobia Tracker: How America is becoming unfriendly to Chinese students, scientists, and scholars

Tracking paranoid rhetoric, visa restrictions, and the targeted policing of China-connected research, which combine to create a hostile atmosphere for Chinese people in the U.S.

Society & Culture

The SupChina Book List

The 100 China books you have to read, ranked     This is the SupChina Book List, 100 books about China across all genres —...

Society & Culture

70 songs for 70 years of the People’s Republic of China

This post originally appeared on Medium and is republished here, with edits, with the author’s permission. A song for each year of the People’s Republic of China...

 

China Twitter: 100+ accounts you should follow

SupChina’s guide to the best of China Twitter in English.