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Nanning hospital installs metal detectors to protect hospital staff from violence

Nanning in Guangxi Province has become the first city in China to require local hospitals to install security checkpoints. The aim…

It’s complicated: China’s relationship with the bicycle, then and now

Despite cycling’s growing popularity and favorable government policies, significant roadblocks exist for the formerly self-styled “Bicycle Kingdom” to reclaim its steel…

A toxic academic mentor exposed after graduate student’s death

An engineering professor at Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications (NUPT) has been stripped of mentoring duties after her student died,…

The SupChina 2020 Red Paper

An exclusive report for SupChina Access members about what happened in China news in 2019, and where it could all lead in 2020.

Anne Stevenson-Yang on China’s economic prospects

We interviewed Anne Stevenson-Yang, research director and co-founder of J Capital Research, at the NEXT China 2019 Conference in New York City on…

Chinese version of TikTok claims more than 400 million daily active users

The enormous internet startup Bytedance is behind TikTok, the short-video app that has been a breakout success amongst teens in the…

How Mao mobilized millions and benefitted from the chaos

This month’s Kuoras will examine the Cultural Revolution. We begin with a column from one of Kaiser’s answers originally posted to Quora on…

Taiwan elections: Presidential candidates take center stage, but don’t overlook the parliament races

Illustration by Anna Vignet Freddy Lim (林昶佐 Lín Chǎngzuǒ) sits on a foreign relations committee in Taiwan’s parliament and hopes he…

Hainan cracks down on nonconsensual filming by livestreaming hosts on Sanya beaches

By now, it’s well known that there is no limit to the lengths that Chinese livestreaming hosts will go to. We’ve seen

2020 will be a big year in China sports. Here’s what to watch for

The China Sports Column is a SupChina weekly feature. The Tokyo Olympic Games as referendum Make no mistake, the pressure is on this year. After…

China bans fishing on the Yangtze River for 10 years

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs has issued a new set of regulations (in Chinese) prohibiting commercial…

James Millward on China’s Repression of Uyghurs in Xinjiang

We interviewed Georgetown University Professor James Millward at the NEXT China 2019 Conference in New York City on November 21, 2019 for his…

‘The darkness only deepens’: A decade of stories of loss in Xinjiang

“It took me years to feel normal again. Actually, I still don’t feel normal.” “I realized that the…

From Daryl Morey to Sun Yang: The year in China sports

The China Sports Column is a SupChina weekly feature. 2019 has been a year to remember in China sports, though perhaps not always…

Over 80 percent of Gen Z moms in China opt to stay home with kids

A new survey conducted by BabyTree, China’s largest parenting website, found that the number of stay-at-home mothers among Chinese Generation Z — those…