1. May 30, 2010

    Will Innovation Solve the Foxconn Problem?

    William Gropper's "The Sweatshop" Are the recent Foxconn suicides an indictment of China's export sector? Moving up the value chain may help, but it won't fix income inequality.
    14 Comments | Read Post »

  2. May 29, 2010

    Gilbert B. Kaplan: Apple iPad – Foxconn = Jobs For Americans!

    Foxconn workers. Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce argues that Apple should move production of the iPad back to America given the problems at Foxconn. Hm...
    33 Comments | Read Post »

  3. May 27, 2010

    Foxconn Suicides: Common Narratives But Uncertain Causes

    Foxconn worker looking weary. As the number of Foxconn suicides increase, so has the attention and speculation. Let's take a look at the most common and popular narratives we're seeing.
    23 Comments | Read Post »

  4. Foxconn’s Suicide Waiver

    More suicides at Foxconn. Will a stupid waiver letter help?

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  5. May 26, 2010

    Everyone Likes Infographics, Because Everyone Likes Pictures

    Why are infographics so popular? Is it because they present statistical information in a new, easily absorbed way? Or just because we all like pretty pictures?

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  6. May 24, 2010

    Too Many English-Language China Blogs!?! Time For A Culling?

    Too many English-language China blogs! Several English-language China bloggers have complained that there are too many English-language China blogs and there needs to be a culling! What do you think?
    37 Comments | Read Post »

  7. May 23, 2010

    How Should China Treat North Korea?

    The China-North Korea relationship has always been a point of contention with the West, but what should China do about the DPRK’s recent brazen aggressiveness?

    45 Replies
  8. May 21, 2010

    Uh-Oh, Did We Just Get Blocked By The Great Firewall?

    The connection has timed out. Hm, we seemed to have gotten blocked by the GFW this evening. Not bad for a blog less than 2 months old. What was the cause & how're we going to get unblocked?
    54 Comments | Read Post »

  9. May 20, 2010

    PRC: “Don’t Look At Us, We’re Cybervictims Too!”

    china-hacker Reports of cyber attacks against China have multiplied lately. Is this a coordinated effort to allow China to play the victim when its own record is criticized?
    24 Comments | Read Post »

  10. May 19, 2010

    My Problem With Falun Gong

    Police detain an FLG protester C. Custer explains his reservations and criticisms of the F*l*n G*ng as well as some of the organizations, publications, and actions associated with the group.
    48 Comments | Read Post »

  11. May 18, 2010

    Shanghai Bus Stories: Communist Money & Kooky Old Women

    Several Chinese men asleep on a public bus. Two interesting experiences riding a Shanghai public bus. Nothing earth-shattering or life-changing, just a reminder of our colorful existence in this world.
    21 Comments | Read Post »

  12. May 17, 2010

    China School Violence: Let the Blame Game Commence

    finger-pointing The school violence debate roars on. There is a lot of blame to go around, but most of the fingers seem to be pointing at the government.
    39 Comments | Read Post »

  13. May 16, 2010

    Taixing Kindergarten Attacker Gets Death Penalty

    Thoughts on the sentencing of Xu Yuyuan, the man who attacked a kindergarten in Taixing, Jiangsu last month, who said his motive was to vent against society.

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  14. May 15, 2010

    Joe Amon: Vaccines, Melamine, Lead, and Chinese Officials

    Chinese girl crying out while receiving a shot, with supportive family members beside her. Some thoughts and nitpicking on the recent WSJ opinion article "Chinese Corruption Is Hazardous to Your Health" by Joseph Amon, director at Human Rights Watch.
    111 Comments | Read Post »

  15. May 14, 2010

    Dumb It Down A Little, Son. A Case Of Scholarly Overkill

    may-fourth-movement Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, and sometimes government policy is fairly straightforward. Here's a tale of a budding China scholar who went a bit too far.
    52 Comments | Read Post »

  16. May 13, 2010

    US Gives $1.5m to Falun Gong Group: A Terrible Idea

    2006-10-18-Mitchell Why it's a terrible idea for the US government to fight for internet freedom by giving $1.5m to a group affiliated with a cult the Chinese government hates.
    155 Comments | Read Post »

  17. May 12, 2010

    Is Chinese Society Materialistic? Are Chinese People?

    God of Materialism by Chen Wenling. A common observation and criticism of Chinese people and society is that they are materialistic. What does that mean? Is it too much or too little of something?
    59 Comments | Read Post »

  18. May 11, 2010

    Kro’s Nest, End of Days

    kro china divide cover picture Former General Manager of Kro's Nest, a popular pizzeria chain in Beijing, details the escalating ownership battle between its American and Chinese partners.
    141 Comments | Read Post »

  19. May 10, 2010

    Radio Free Asia & The May 4th Anniversary Flash Mob Protests

    T-Mobile flash mob at Trafalgar Square. Is Radio Free Asia aiming to East Asian media's openly biased news outlet? If they could start covering dissent with integrity, it would do us all a service.
    22 Comments | Read Post »

  20. May 9, 2010

    China’s Very Clever New Train

    Imagine a passenger bullet train that doesn’t stop at the stations along its route. How would the passengers get on and off? One Chinese guy’s answer.

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  21. May 7, 2010

    Et In Arcadia Ego: Romancing the Countryside

    countryside-education China's enduring fascination with the wisdom of the countryside is not unique to the Middle Kingdom.
    38 Comments | Read Post »

  22. May 6, 2010

    Representing Chinese Netizens Through China’s Twitter Users

    A Chinese internet user at an internet bar. Radio Free Asia reports that Chinese netizens are angry & disgusted with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's recent visit to China. The problem: They use Twitter.
    41 Comments | Read Post »

  23. May 5, 2010

    Helping Your Local Government

    “Doing one hundred good things for a leader is not as good as doing one bad thing together with a leader.”

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  24. May 4, 2010

    Revenge on Society: School Violence and Policy Implications

    Crowd Gathers After School Attack in Taixing (Photo: AP) Theories about the causes of China's recent acts of school violence have focused on the income gap and economic powerlessness. How will the government respond?
    33 Comments | Read Post »

  25. May 3, 2010

    Why The Government Doesn’t Want School Killings In The News

    Fireworks at the opening of the Shanghai World Expo. China's media was instructed to not feature news of recent school killings due to the opening of the 2010 Shanghai World Expo. Disgusting or understandable?
    48 Comments | Read Post »

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