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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The Cult of Xi?

During his career as China’s President and Communist Party General Secretary, crackdowns on dissenting Party ideology, corruption, civil society activism, and liberal online voices have garnered Xi Jinping numerous comparisons to his notoriously heavy-handed predecessor Mao Zedong. According to a recent study [Chinese] by University of Hong

July 25, 2014 2:43 PM

Video: “Where Does the Taxpayers’ Money Go?”

CDT has translated a Ming’en Media (明恩传媒) video from 2012 that looks at opacity in China’s local and central tax revenue allocation. This video was one of three Ming’en videos that censors ordered to be taken down from video hosting websites in a directive in May. (Click “CC” on the bottom of the YouTube window to view English subtitles.) Alongside 

July 25, 2014 12:39 PM

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