1. April 30, 2010

    PLA Modernization ≠ US-China War

    Chinese PLA Navy submarine. A tired argument: China's growing military capabilities inevitably means a military confrontation with the US. And yet the argument is still heard time & again.
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  2. April 29, 2010

    (Religious) Gay-Bashing Comes to China

    Luis-Palau China's Christian Church wants to form a deeper connection with the anti-gay organization Anglican Global South. Does China really need more bigotry?
    61 Comments | Read Post »

  3. April 28, 2010

    Gumby Versus Haibao: Shanzhai Mindset at the Shanghai Expo

    haibao-gumby Is the Shanghai Expo's blue gummi mascot a cheap Gumby knockoff? As the controversy rages on, one courageous IP lawyer stands up for Haibao's right to exist.
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  4. April 27, 2010

    China Blogs That Bridge The Divide

    Virginia Newman, an intern with UGA’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government, works with Howard Tan, 17, to prepare classroom materials for a seminar in Nanchang, China. How much good or change can blogs bring to the divide that separates China & the Chinese from the West & Westerners? Which blogs foster understanding, not hate?
    66 Comments | Read Post »

  5. April 26, 2010

    Television Dating Shows in China vs. the US

    The Chinese dating show “If You Are The One” (Fei Cheng Wu Rao) may be “edgy” in China, but it doesn’t compare to the crap flooding the airwaves in the US.

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  6. April 24, 2010

    The China Model Debate and Political Proselytizing

    china-us-debt Some say that the U.S. is losing the soft power fight against Chinese-style authoritarian capitalism, but China may not even be engaged in the struggle.
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  7. April 23, 2010

    NLC, KYE, M-O-U-S-E!

    So a factory in China has underage labor living 14 to a dorm room, eating crappy food, and working tons of overtime. Is this a problem? To who? The NLC? Why?

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  8. April 22, 2010

    Mourning for Qinghai: Going Gray, Forced Donations

    QQ home page in grayscale to honor the April 21, 2010 day of mourning for the Qinghai Earthquake victims. Chinese authorities declared yesterday (4/21) to be a national day of mourning for the Qinghai Earthquake but is a "forced mourning period" a good idea?
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  9. April 21, 2010

    Will China Retaliate Against U.S. Because of Google Pullout?

    retaliation-google Beijing has more important things to worry about than retaliating against the U.S. because one American company chose to leave the country.
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  10. April 20, 2010

    Daily Mail: China’s Shameful Massacre of Unborn Girls

    Daily Mail Peter HItchens with Chinese children in Kunming. Peter Hitchens of the first British newspaper to sell more than a million copies a day does his best to shock and appall the UK's masses with prehistoric China.
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  11. April 19, 2010

    Purifying the Chinese Language – the saga continues

    Chinese-language-characters We are now into the second month of the war against the corruption of Chinese by English acronyms. Our war correspondent filed this update from the front lines.
    51 Comments | Read Post »

  12. April 18, 2010

    Qinghai Earthquake: Does the Government Fear the Dead?

    qinghai-yushu-earthquake As the death toll for the recent Qinghai Earthquake in China increases, one has to ask: Who does the Chinese government fear more: the living or the dead?
    36 Comments | Read Post »

  13. April 17, 2010

    If China Flies Blind in the Information Economy…

    A Chinese student sitting blindfolded. Is the argument for the sanctity of uncensored data in today’s global economy a dismissal or a reaffirmation of a dominant, 21st century Chinese economy?
    39 Comments | Read Post »

  14. April 16, 2010

    More Men Than Women: Do Chinese Males “Up Their Game”?

    Young Chinese men hanging out in Tiananmen Square. If fewer black men causes black women to become more competitive with each other (or settle), does more Chinese men make Chinese women become less competitive?
    47 Comments | Read Post »

  15. April 15, 2010

    Newsweek: You’re Trying Too Hard

    Happy Farm Why is Happy Farm, a simple game about farming land, so popular in China? Newsweek's Isaac Stone Fish takes a good question, & takes it about 5 steps too far.
    17 Comments | Read Post »

  16. April 14, 2010

    This is Your Brain on Nationalism: US-China Trade Deficit Follies

    usa-1 Nationalism makes us think that our countrymen are inherently superior to everyone else in the world, which makes trade deficits very difficult to explain.
    43 Comments | Read Post »

  17. April 13, 2010

    The Middlenuts Will Fail While The Wingnuts Prevail

    Stuck in the middle, gummy bear version by furiousgeorge81 on Flickr. Marketing guru Seth Godin says you can't build an active, vibrant, or committed community around the center, that being "safe and beyond reproach" will fail.
    23 Comments | Read Post »

  18. April 12, 2010

    Is China Toning it Down?

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  19. April 9, 2010

    Thaw in US-China Relations Reflects a Mature US China Policy

    hu-obama Obama’s recent moves reflect a greater understanding of how China sees itself in the world, an understanding that has eluded his administration until now.
    21 Comments | Read Post »

  20. April 8, 2010

    Why Doesn’t China Respect Life?

    crime-china Many have asserted a lack of respect for life in today's China. Is this criticism valid, and if so, is it a natural product of recent economic and social change?
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  21. April 7, 2010

    People v. KFC: My 6-Hour Saga Over A Cheap Bucket Of Chicken

    A Shanghai police motorcycle, outside a KFC.
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  22. Someone Call a Language Cop – CCTV Says No Foreign Acronyms

    Is the purity of the Chinese language under threat? One government official has won the first battle in the war against foreign acronyms.

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  23. April 6, 2010

    Escaping the Mines

    This rescue is a miracle, and I’m sure the miners and their families are ecstatic, but China loses a hundred miners every year for each one they save. I’m no expert, but perhaps it’s time we started talking about why.

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  24. April 5, 2010

    Relative Inequality Is The Source Of All Of Society’s Ills

    China's Growing Wealth Gap. If relative inequality is the underlying reason behind everything wrong in society, do we stop comparing the freedoms & rights Americans have versus the Chinese?
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  25. April 4, 2010

    The Fading Mythology of the Old China Hand

    Service, Davies, Fairbank In the expat community, no one has been more beloved than the China Hand. But as China's economy has developed, the China Hand has been left behind.
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