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The Chinese internet is in love with Budweiser’s Qixi ads featuring same-sex couples

It’s Chinese Valentine’s Day or Qīxì 七夕 and we all know what that means: flowers, chocolates, and major brands trying to cash…

Shenzhen subway pulls condom ads after complaints

Shenzhen Metro has called off an ad campaign by Japanese condom brand Okamoto, reportedly after receiving multiple complaints from people who said that…

Uyghur love in a time of interethnic marriage

Since 2018, there has been a notable rise in articles promoting marriage between Han men and Uyghur women.  At a…

Chinese hip-hop label HHH shuts down after rapper MC BeiBei chops off fingertip on live stream

HHH (红花会 Hónghuāhuì), one of China’s most prominent hip-hop record labels, has shut down its operations after one of its artists, MC BeiBei,…

‘Play with fire, you’ll get burned’ — a warning to Hong Kong

Yáng Guāng 杨光, a spokesperson for the Chinese government’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, gave a press conference yesterday where he warned…

Weekly Briefing: Tariff Man with no plan; Hong Kong; social credit — has the West got it wrong?

Hello, readers! The SupChina Weekly Briefing details the most important China news from the past…

Hong Kong strikes escalate into city-wide clashes

In Hong Kong on Monday, widespread strikes brought the usually bustling city to a relative halt, with 11 rail lines partly suspending service….

‘This isn’t a sex tour’: Inside China’s cross-cultural bride-finding industry

The American men paying for a lightning cure for loneliness — and the Chinese women who welcome them. Illustration by…

Same-sex couples in mainland China are naming their partners as legal guardians

For gay and lesbian couples in China, being denied the right to marry is not only an indication of the country’s unwillingness to…

Chinese opinions on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki happened this week 74 years ago, on August 6 and 9, respectively. This week’s Kuora…

Mandopop Month: WayV’s ‘Take Off’ sets the bar for Chinese idol groups

We’re hijacking the Friday Song column this month to focus on Mandopop, which technically refers to all Mandarin-language pop music, but these…

Beijing finds a common strategy on trade frictions and Hong Kong: Blame the U.S.

If you are following U.S.-China relations or the Hong Kong protests closely, we would recommend reading two Foreign Ministry Q&As this week…

‘Beijing Bastards’: An unsavory portrait of ’90s Beijing with legendary rock star Cui Jian

It can seem slapdash and aimless — it is not a great film, after all — but Beijing Bastards, with its…

A turn toward an all-out techno-trade war

Yesterday afternoon, Donald Trump ratcheted up trade tensions again by announcing, 

Beijing makes clear it is trying to punish Taiwan’s DPP

Image: Jerome Favre (Bloomberg/Getty Images) When Beijing unexpectedly announced two days ago that it would stop issuing individual travel permits to Taiwan,…