‘Poet on a Business Trip’: An offbeat odyssey through Xinjiang with poetry

April is National Poetry Month, and we’re celebrating with a series of articles that looks at Chinese poetry, both past and present. Our last piece was about Du Fu’s poem “Ballad of an Old Cypress.” Today, our resident...

Sinica Podcast: Dashan and David Moser on the Chinese language

This week’s Sinica Podcast is now live. China’s most famous Canadian, Mark Rowswell, became famous — or at least “feimerse” — after appearing in the Spring Festival Gala on CCTV in 1990. In recent...

iQiyi uses AI to improve video-creation efficiency, CTO says

iQiyi is China’s largest video-streaming site based on time spent on its platform. Viewers watched 4.395 billion hours of video in January, according to QuestMobile. We spoke with Wenfeng Liu, CTO of iQiyi, in...

Du Fu’s ‘Ballad of an Old Cypress’

April is National Poetry Month, and we’re celebrating with a series of articles that looks at Chinese poetry, both past and present. Our last piece was about the modern poet Hai Zi, who produced mystic, unforgettable...

Chinese Corner: Zhili is the child modeling capital of China

Chinese Corner is Jiayun Feng’s weekly review of interesting nonfiction on the Chinese internet. The brutal reality of child modeling 逐梦童模镇:妈妈,我们明天几点拍照? Chasing dreams in the town of child models: ‘Mom, when do we shoot tomorrow?’...

China’s economy: It might not be boom, but it ain’t gloom and doom

In our most recent Red Paper ($25 or free for Access members), we presented ten scenarios for China in 2019 — not predictions, but events that could occur in the Year of the Pig. The...

Is Amazon calling it quits after 15 years in China?

Pandaily reports: Amazon will be exiting China and releasing an official statement on the matter this week, as insiders have told Chinese media. Actual date of disclosure is unknown. Numerous Amazon China employees have...

Ericsson runs into 5G licensing trouble in China

The Wall Street Journal reports (paywall) that last Friday, April 12, “some 20 investigators from China’s State Administration for Market Regulation raided Ericsson’s Beijing office.” The Swedish telecommunications company relies on China for about 7 percent...

The new real estate boom in smaller cities?

On April 9, China’s powerful economic management organ, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), published a paper called Key tasks for urbanization in 2019 (PDF in Chinese). Among the recommendations: Cities with a...

JD’s Richard Liu faces rape lawsuit

JD.com, China’s number two ecommerce company, made headlines last year in September, when founding CEO Richard Liu (刘强东 Liú Qiángdōng) was arrested on suspicion of rape in Minneapolis. Liu was released without being charged...
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