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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China Controls Narrative of Violence in Xinjiang

While Beijing’s propaganda apparatus works hard to guide public opinion nationwide (and abroad, to much less effect), the system runs on overdrive in especially sensitive regions of the country. Amid an ongoing crackdown on terrorism focused mostly on Xinjiang—itself a government response to a spike in violent incidents blamed by authorities on Uyghur

August 4, 2014 4:27 PM

In China, More Girls Are on the Way

Bloomberg Businessweek reports on various studies showing that China’s skewed gender ratio, a combined product of the traditional favoring of male babies and the one-child policy, is becoming more balanced as education rates rise and more people move away from agrarian lifestyles: China’s preference for male babies appears finally to have peaked. Official

August 1, 2014 3:29 PM

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