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A Miami law firm sued the Chinese government for its mishandling of Covid-19. Does the class-action suit stand a chance?

Photo illustration. Image sources: Berman Law Group, Xinzheng/Getty Images, BlackJack3D/Getty Images.


Writer and activist Wilfred Chan on what the movement teaches us about authoritarianism, nationality, and liberation

Photo Illustration; Source: Michael CW Chiu


‘These are not American values’

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Love/Hate

How ‘Jewish’ became Chinese shorthand for success

Illustration by Celia Jacobs


Chinese actress Fan Bingbing cries real tears after filming an emotional scene for the film East Wind Rain in Shanghai in 2009. All photos by Rian Dundon.

A decade before her disappearance, the Angelina Jolie of China hired me as her tutor. I got a crash course in China’s dizzying celebrity-industrial complex.


Many Hongkongers simply don’t identify as Chinese

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Rural Americans are especially vulnerable to tariffs

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