Author: josh rudolph

Josh Rudolph currently lives in Vancouver, where he recently finished an MA at the Institute of Asian Research at UBC. His thematic focus is on Asia Pacific Policy and media representations of Asian culture, society and religion, while his main geopolitical interest lies in China.
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Crowdfunding Investigative Journalism in China

Beijing has long exercised control over information by directly supervising official media outlets, issuing censorship directives, and creating incentives for independent organizations to self-censor. As technology has allowed a huge increase in the cache of publicly available information over the past decade, the government has adapted its measures to leverage 

April 17, 2014 3:21 PM

Corruption Purge Clearing Space for Xi Allies

Jiao Yulu (1922-1964) was a local party official who became the posthumous star of a propaganda campaign extolling the virtues of honesty and dedication among cadres. After describing Xi Jinping’s effort to “resurrect an old party icon,” by honoring Jiao during a visit to Henan Province last month, author Murong Xuecun becomes another commentator to draw

April 17, 2014 1:16 PM

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