The China-US Trade War. It’s All Good Inside China!

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Why is this happening and how long will it continue and what should you as an American company doing business in China or seeking to do business in China do? Read More

NARS Cosmetics Faces PR Nightmare in China After Hosting Weed-Smoking Actor

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Nars Cosmetics is facing a severe backlash in China following its invitation to a Taiwanese actor infamous for a 2014 drug bust to the beauty brand’s recent new product launch. Read More

How Foreign Viral Video Stars in China Are Defying Stereotypes

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Young foreigners are finding popularity online by putting their experiences in China front and center. Read More

China’s Social Media Militia Engage on Command

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In recent years, the entertainment industry has become water armies' main battleground, where celebrity agencies and die-hard fans are willing to shell out millions of yuan to generate buzz. Read More

Looking Back to Look Ahead: National Identity at the 2008 Beijing Olympics

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The China Central Television and NBC presentations of Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics illustrate the clashing narratives about China. Read More

Headlines From China: What’s Special About The Chinese New Year Gala?

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Staged live on every Chinese New Year's Eve, the Chinese New Year Gala’s long-lived success can be attributed to the fact that it has become a ritual and tradition for many to watch the show on Chinese New Year's eve. Read More

China’s Hip-Hop Haters Turn Their Ire to ‘Hanmai’

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Hip-hop has recently found itself in the firing line of Chinese authorities. But now even "hanmai" — a style of emceeing popular in northeastern China — has come into the crosshairs of the country’s culture wars. Read More

How Cinematic Heroes Reflect a New, Assertive China

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Both consciously and unconsciously, popular art, film, and literature have started to express this return to great-nation status and depict China as an ultramodern entity. Read More

China’s Ethnic Minority Language Film

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Ethnic voices and soundscapes summons Chinese society into a position of listening and figuring out their meaning. Such voices may not be easily comprehended by the Han majority, but they cannot be ignored. Read More