In recent years, the southwestern metropolis [of Chongqing] has earned a...– From contributor Christina Larson’s “The Dams of Chonqing,” a post for Foreign Policy’s “Passport” blog.
Marketplace's Rob Schmitz with the Latest on... →
Wen Jiabao and Bo Xilai have long stood out for their striking capacity to...– Chinese Characters focuses on individuals outside the halls of power, but in the provocative and much buzzed about piece from which this quote is taken, “The Princelings Fight for China’s Crown,” Australian journalist John Garnaut shows the value of bringing discussion of...
The History China's New Leaders Won't Confront →
Damien Ma, writing for the online edition of The Atlantic, looks at the legacy of the traumas of the Cultural Revolution, the theme addressed by Xujun Eberlein in her contribution to Chinese Characters.
If you want to understand what kind of dramatis personae we’re confronting in...– Contributor Evan Osnos brings us up to date with a blog post on the latest twists and turns in the strange saga of Bo Xilai.
CC contributor Michelle Dammon Loyalka discusses urban migration in China — and the approximately 66 percent of migrant laborers who don’t work in factories — on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show.
At the very same moment that the Communist Party of China’s (CPC) top...– From CC contributor Ananth Krishnan’s “Activist’s ‘Disappearance’ Exposes China’s Legal Limits.” Below: Liu Ping
Letter from Little Lhasa →
The Hindustan Times’ Reshma Patil (formerly the paper’s Beijing bureau chief) looks at the different way stories related to Tibet play out in India as opposed to China; from the “China Beat” blog, which has ties to many CC contributors; particularly interesting reading as Hu Jintao heads across the Himalayas for a summit.
Chinese workers are not forced into factories because of our insatiable desire...– CC contributor Leslie T. Chang in a blog post for the New Yorker on factory conditions and factory workers in China.
Scholar Posts 10-Year Plan for Social and... →
A fascinating document, just the latest that first appeared on the Chinese Internet and then was given wider international audience by the good people at the China Media Project, who have reposted it in both the original language and an English translation with a short gloss at the start.
Next month, Chinese writers will be under the spotlight as 2012’s Market...– From Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore’s “Cultural Exchange: Chinese Science Fiction’s Subversive Politics,” in the Los Angeles Times.
Two CC Contributors, Loyalka and Wasserstrom, at... →
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If people can get away with making up more or less any story they like about...– From Brendan O’Kane’s take on the Daisey affair, Thar Be Dragons in the new China blig Rectified.name 正名.
Latest Code Words and Puns Chinese Microbloggers... →
Stepping back, this has been quite a year for Weibo. From rumors of Jiang...– From CC contributor Christina Larson’s “Still the People’s Republic of Rumors” post for Foreign Policy’s ”Passport” blog.
A Collage of Chinese Values →
Evan Osnos on Chinese youth; interview with a photographer and some memorable photos.
(G)etting things wrong makes it easier than it should be for the Chinese...– Jeff Wasserstrom weighs in on L’Affaire Daisey, Chinese factory conditions, “This American Life,” and past cases when Western reports got some facts right but some others wrong. From the Los Angeles Review of Books blog.
Behind Bo Xilai's Halo →
Xujun Eberlein, who is originally from Chongqing, where Bo Xilai gained fame as Party Secretary, looks at the local meaning of his fall.