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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UK Diplomat’s Gay Marriage Draws Attention in China

Last weekend, Britain’s consul-general to Shanghai married his same-sex partner at the British ambassador’s residence in Beijing. In June, the Foreign Office announced that overseas diplomatic missions can conduct same-sex marriages for British citizens in over 20 countries; while Beijing approved the move, Hong Kong did not. From The Telegraph:

Brian Davidson,

September 9, 2014 2:53 PM

The Daily Grind of a Junior Civil Servant in Beijing

While local civil servants don’t take home much in the way of an official salary, they have long been the target of public scorn for the vocational privileges and illicit bribes that sometimes come with their positions. China Labour Bulletin has translated an article recently published in the China Youth Daily profiling a low-level civil servant eager to counter

September 9, 2014 2:06 PM

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