Diary of an AIDS activist →
Cheng Xiangyang speaks to Chinese Characters contributor Alec Ash in Beijing for the Anthill
Latest Twists in Bo Xilai Story →
Analysis of wire-tapping allegations; includes quotes from an interview with CC co-editor Jeff Wasserstrom; talk of Bo wire-tapping other Chinese leaders first appeared in a New York Times story by Jonathan Ansfield and CC contributor Ian Johnson.
PODCAST: China, Apple Factories, Suicide, and Big...
In the Los Angeles Review of Books: Rob Schmitz is the Shanghai bureau chief for American Public Media’s Marketplace. He broke the story about Mike Daisey, showing that Daisey’s reporting on Chinese factory workers for This American Life was full of fabrication. He talks here with Angilee Shah about that story, about reporting in China, and about the problems trying to understand the...
Chongqing Dispatch: Wang Lijun's Planned Police... →
Chinese Characters contributor Xujun Eberlein makes connections between her April trip to Chongqing and the former police chief who worked under Bo Xilai.
In China, Blame for the USC Victims →
Journalist Mei Fong, writing in the Los Angeles Times, on how differently a story can play out on opposite sides of the Pacific.
Bo Xilai Said to Have Spied on Top China Officials →
An investigation by Jonathan Ansfield and Chinese Characters contributor Ian Johnson for The New York Times
When Gloria Steinem said, in the 1970s, ‘We’re becoming the men we...– 30-year-old Annie Xu told Chinese Characters contributor Christina Larson for her report The Startling Plight of China’s Leftover Ladies in Foreign Policy
For Wang Lijun going to the Consulate, they said Bo Xilai should take...– asked Qiao Mu, Director of the Centre for International Communication Studies at Beijing Foreign Studies University, in an interview with Chinese Characters contributor Ananth Krishnan in The Hindu: Bo scandal puts spotlight on China’s corruption challenge
China’s Urban Immigrants: A Diet of Bitterness →
A reading list that includes books by Chinese Characters contributors Michelle Dammon Loyalka and Leslie T. Chang, curated and contextualized by Maura Cunningham.
On Wednesday, April 18, Jon Wiener at KPFK 90.7 FM...
China’s Ma Jun on the Fight To Clean up Beijing’s... →
Chinese Characters contributor Christina Larson’s Q&A with a leading environmentalist in Yale Environment 360
To Understand China, Does It Help To Be From... →
Jeffrey Wasserstrom ask the question in the Asia Blog at the Asia Society. See him in conversation with the Marketplace China correspondent Rob Schmitz at UC Irvine on Thursday. Angilee Shah will be in conversation with Schmitz at UCLA on Wednesday.
India has a large area of mangrove forests, especially in the Bay of Bengal, and...– said Guo Jian, Deputy Director of the Haikou Forestry Bureau and the Director of the Hainan Dongzhaigang National Nature Reserve in “China looks to Indian success story in fight to save its mangroves” by CC contributor Ananth Krishnan in The Hindu
What she finds is fascinating: The nanny loves the spoiled toddler she works for...– From the San Francisco Chronicle review of Eating Bitterness, a book about migrant workers in China by Chinese Characters contributor Michelle Dammon Loyalka
‘Every paper is sold out?’ I asked in disbelief. ‘Yes,...– From CC contributor Xujun Eberlein’s Chongqing Dispatch: April 11, 2012 in Inside-Out China
Zee TV has become the first Indian television channel to be granted landing...– CC contributor Ananth Krishnan reports on big news in China-India cultural exchange: Zee TV becomes first Indian channel to land in China in The Hindu
Ian Johnson's Interview with the Tian Qing, "Who... →
A Q & A for the New York Review of Books blog, with background on Tian and an introduction to the issues involved in heritage destruction and preservation.
How is China’s economy changing and how is this affecting its people and the...– From the ad for an April 18 UCLA dialog featuring CC co-editor Angilee Shah and the reporter who exposed Mike Daisey’s Foxconn fabrications and has been running a series of reports since that describe the realities of life in that company’s factories.
China's Internet Censors Decide Comments Are... →
Shanghai-based writer Adam Minter weighs in for Bloomberg’s “Worldview” blog on rumors and censorship, with ample quotes from Chinese official media and from sites where post, comments, or both appeared and then disappeared.
Gossip and rumour can get out of hand no matter the means of...– Gady Epstein’s analysis of “Online Whispers” for the Economist’s “Analects” blog.
Jeff Wasserstrom on WBEZ’s Worldview, April...
After three days of blocking comments as part of a government effort to clamp...– Josh Chin, of the Wall Street Journal, in a post on stop-and-go censorship and Han Han’s latest online foray.
Bo's Fall Offers Peak Into the Black Box of PRC... →
CC co-editor Wasserstrom writing for CNN.com.
Nobody embodies Macau’s reputation for self-invention more thoroughly than...– Start of a profile of a colorful individual in CC contributor Evan Osnos’s “The God of Gamblers: Why Las Vegas is Moving to Macau,” a New Yorker piece.
The campaign, which was announced late Friday and put in place in stages through...– Contributor Ian Johnson, writing for the New York Times, about the unfolding crackdown on microblogs in the PRC.
Censorship in China: Crackdown on Bloggers as... →
Tania Branigan’s report, which includes quotes from China Media Project’s David Bandurski and Danwei.com’s Jeremy Goldkorn, two of the most astute trackers of censorship and public opinion issues.