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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Beijing Air Quality at ‘Crisis’ Level

As the world’s leading emitter of greenhouse gasses, it is no secret that the air quality in urban China is far from perfect. The Wall Street Journal reports on a statement from Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau deputy head Du Shaozhong, declaring air quality to have reached “crisis level”: Beijing’s air has improved significantly since 1998,

December 14, 2011 1:32 PM

Will China Become the World’s Fattest Country?

In a recent article in the online magazine Death and Taxes, Matt Kiebus opens by playfully chiding the USA for the over-eating and under-exercising habits that have rightfully led to its reputation as the world’s most obese nation. The article then switches focus to a nation whose rapidly expanding infrastructure of trans-fat may someday allow it to overtake the US as the world’s

December 14, 2011 12:22 PM