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Watch brave gas station workers put out a fire in 90 seconds

On November 29, a group of gas station workers managed to quickly put out a fire underneath a car, in Rizhao, Shandong Province….

Zhang Shichuan and Zheng Zhengqiu: The unlikely duo who pioneered Chinese cinema

History now remembers Zhang Shichuan, a businessman, and Zheng Zhengqiu, an intellectual, as two of the key founding fathers of Chinese…

From ‘Wolf Warrior’ to an actual wolf: The work of Haiyang, a Chinese mouth acrobat

“Cock-a-doodle-doo!” crowed Haiyang. It was 1993 on the outskirts of Luoyang, Henan province. As a mischievous 14-year-old boy, Haiyang 海洋 — who at the time…

Sinica Podcast: Christian Sorace talks CCP propaganda and the 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake

This week’s Sinica Podcast is now live. This week on Sinica, Kaiser and Jeremy speak with Christian Sorace, assistant professor of political…

Chinese Communist Party influence ops: Real threat or imaginary reds under beds?

An all-star group of China scholars, including Anne-Marie Brady, Orville Schell, Bonnie Glaser, John Pomfret, and Ezra Vogel, has written a…

China cracks down on political fiction, calling it a subculture that ‘creates negative social impacts’

China has intensified its crackdown on online content by ordering internet literature portals to take down novels featuring government officials, declaring…

Trade war, day 147: This indecision’s bugging me

The indecision from the White House continues. Preparing to depart for Argentina, where he will meet with Xí Jìnpíng 习近平 on…

The SupChina Quiz: Science!

It’s the last Thursday of the month, which means it’s quiz time! Last month was Chinese Film. Today we present… Twelve questions to…

Ningxia to learn from Xinjiang ‘experiences in promoting social stability’

Since China’s mass detention of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang was first documented in detail earlier this…

Didi gets slammed by authorities over ride-sharing safety

In August, the rape and murder of a female passenger on Didi Chuxing’s Hitch ride-sharing service — the second in three…

Trade war, day 146: Talking over Trump on trade

Following the publication of Trump’s tough-talking Wall Street Journal interview — variously described as “

Shocking footage shows massive sandstorm hitting Gansu Province in China

The huge sandstorm created a wall of sand almost 328 feet (100 meters) high before it engulfed the city of Zhangye on November…

Five jaw-dropping street foods China keeps for itself

These unsung heroes of Chinese street cooking have yet to displace potstickers or spring rolls on the Western stage, but…

JD rumored to begin round of layoffs (single and childless women first?)

JD CEO Richard Liu during better times It’s been a difficult year for JD.com, China’s second-largest e-commerce firm. Richard Liu (刘强东 Liú Qiángdōng), CEO…

Mingbai: Ancient Chinese games that test wits and break up families

Mingbai (明白, meaning “understand”), written by Christian Føhrby and Deng Jie, is a newsletter that drops…