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Chinese commentary: ‘The NBA incident has the entire nation acting crazy’

In China this past week, discussions about the NBA have run rampant. At first, the state was happy to allow…

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Basketball goes on between Lakers and Nets in Shanghai, tension and all

Adam Silver’s introduction to Chinese politics SHANGHAI — The Brooklyn Nets edged out the Los Angeles Lakers 114-111 in Shanghai…

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China has played itself

By attacking the NBA, China exposed the more unsavory aspects of its authoritarian ways to a wider segment of the…

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NBA stands firm as CCTV cuts preseason broadcasts and brands flee

Two days after the NBA groveled to Chinese fans over a tweet by Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey that supported Hong…

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Mainland college student in Hong Kong claims on-campus harassment over Chinese national flag in dorm room

This year’s October 1, or Chinese National Day, is a day that will be forever remembered in history. To mark…

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MUJI is latest foreign company to apologize to China, for ‘French Concession’

Japanese lifestyle brand MUJI has apologized (in Chinese) for describing the location of a recent sponsored event in Shanghai as “in…

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Sinica Podcast: What does Beijing want?

This week’s Sinica Podcast is now live. Jessica Chen Weiss is Associate Professor of Government at Cornell University and a…

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College professor suspended for diminishing China’s ‘four great inventions’

A university professor in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, has been stripped of teaching duties for two years after students filed a…

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From Versace to Calvin Klein: Major brands apologize for undermining China’s territorial sovereignty

Several international retailers and fashion houses have recently found themselves in apology mode after being slammed for disrespecting China’s national…

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The impossible politics of doing business in ‘China’

The Taiwanese fruit tea chain Yifang recently found itself battered by — successively — mainland Chinese internet users, Hong Kongers,…

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Woman arrested after video shows her disrespecting Chinese communist symbol, the red scarf

The Public Security Bureau of Rong County, Sichuan Province, arrested (in Chinese) a woman on April 8 on the charge of “disorderly…

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Vogue and Zara, Frecklegate and ‘beauty’ in China, explained

Last month, after Zara posted photos of model Li Jingwen 李静雯 (who models under the name Jing Wen) to its Sina Weibo…

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Huawei’s problem of being too ‘Chinese’

China’s biggest telecom company can attribute much of its success — and most of its setbacks — to how stubbornly “Chinese”…

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Chinese marathon runner loses gold medal after volunteers thrust national flag

Imagine that you are in first place at the end of a marathon, sprinting toward the finish line, when suddenly…

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Alipay offers official response to idiotic online trolls — because Chinese nationalism

In yet another example of the unfortunate real-world influence of virtual Chinese trolls, Alipay recently felt the need to clarify…

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