June 13, 2010

Online Abuse: Who Should Pay?

online-abuse Is cyber bullying just a fact of life or should there be penalties for abusive behavior? One Tsinghua professor is looking for his day in court.
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June 10, 2010

The (Limited) Rise of Labor in China

"Steel" - Thomas Hart Benton - 1928 Labor is on the rise in China, but Beijing will no doubt keep a tight leash on collectivized bargaining and workers rights.
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China’s Doubletalking Internet White Paper

CCP Doubletalk The Chinese State Council recently released a white paper alleging that "Chinese citizens fully enjoy freedom of speech on the Internet." Oh really, is that so?
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June 9, 2010

Foreigner Stereotypes, Sex, and the First-Ever Foreigner Poll!

good-shanghai-girl-seeking-marriage Are you a foreigner? Come take the poll and help us determine if stereotypes about foreigners are true or not.
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June 6, 2010

Google Left China = Baidu Gained = Chinese Netizens Lose

Baidu CEO Robin Li. 2 months after Google dismantled its internet search engine in China, the good news is that Google hasn't been blocked but the bad news is Baidu is stronger.
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June 5, 2010

Anniversaries, Apathy, and Annoyance

delacroix-liberty All of the sturm und drang surrounding the anniversary of Beijing's most famous modern political protest has made me cranky.
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June 4, 2010

Banning Torture: A Good First Step

zhao-zuohai China's new restrictions on evidence obtained through torture won't do any good without giving the court the power to independently enforce them.
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June 2, 2010

Kai Pan Has An Evil Impostor! Score! Level Up!

Impostor. Please note that recent comments made by "Kai Pan" on many China blogs are actually made by an impostor who harbors some grudge against the real Kai Pan, er me.
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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.
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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...
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