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[Protocol China] China’s edtech crackdown isn’t what you think. Here’s why.
It's part of an attempt to fix education inequality and address a looming demographic crisis.
[SupChina] The sinking of the Kowshing and China’s catastrophic war with Japan
At the end of the 19th century, Qing China and the Empire of Japan collided in Korea when the sinking of a steamboat marked the descent into the First Sino-Japanese War.
[The Wire China] The lithium liability
As policymakers and business leaders in both the U.S. and China rev up electric-vehicle production, they find themselves reliant on the insecure supply of a raw material critical to both countries’ economies.
[The World of Chinese] The PRC's first Olympian: Wu Chuanyu the 'flying fish'
The “flying fish” swimmer who became the PRC’s first Olympic competitor in 1952.
[SupChina] The Chinese Communist Party: Made (partly) in Japan
One underappreciated aspect of the Chinese Communist Party's history, particularly its early history, is how much of it was influenced by Japan.
[Week in China] A bad restaurant review
Famed film director Feng Xiaogang’s foodie-female drama struggles.