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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Authorities Attempt to Manage Rising Labor Unrest

In recent years, China’s slowing economy has led to a steady growth in labor unrest, with China Labor Bulletin having recorded more than twice as many strikes and protests last year compared to 2014.  At the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Matthew Carney reports on how unemployment and anger in China’s labor market is becoming an increasing threat to social

July 29, 2016 12:52 PM

Xi’s External Propaganda Machine on Overdrive

While engaging in increasingly hip domestic self-promotion—including a slickly produced new video advertisement for Party membership—China’s government has upped its long-running efforts to influence media consumers abroad. The Mercator Institute for China Studies’ (MERICS) most recent China Monitor publication focuses on the Chinese government’s 

July 28, 2016 7:30 PM

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