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(Pre)-Mourning Google  


January 15, 2010  

Dusk is settling on The Google Empire in the high tech park of Haidian District in Beijing.  Still, a trickle of Google... 

And The Winner Is…Panyu Garbage Protesters  


January 4, 2010  

At least the Southern Metropolis Weekly got it right.   The real ground shakers of 2009  are not the Benankes of the world... 

Playing the Political Ping Pong Game  


December 16, 2009  

The recent two months carried grim news for press freedom in China.   Hu Shuli’s resignation from Caijing pulled a temporary... 

Dali’s Gay Bar: A Face-Losing AIDS Campaign  


December 2, 2009  

China Central Television (CCTV)’s idea of “universal access and human rights” on World AIDS Day was to... 

A Tale of Villages in the City  


November 3, 2009  

A Tale of Villages in a City When a municipality expands as rapidly as Guangzhou has, it engulfs surrounding villages. ... 

An Unlikely NGO, Unlikely to Stir Protest  


October 16, 2009  

Far away from the displays of military prowess at Tiananmen Square lie a number of cobwebbed communities of migrants.  In... 

Singing Mao Miao Style (Part 1)  


October 10, 2009  

It is a day after the dust settled in Beijing following the 60th anniversary parade. This Miao village tucked into the side... 

Founding of A Republic: A Nouveau Red  


September 27, 2009  

Mao and his coterie celebrated the founding of the People’s Republic China in drunken bliss, hollering the internationale.... 

Chinese Netizens Spreading Soft Power  


September 3, 2009  

Resistance.  Repression.  Abuse.  State control.  Crackdown.  This is the vocabulary of Western journalists in covering...