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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Heavy Smog Closes Roads, Airport in Northeast China

AP reports that heavy smog in in northeast China lowered visibility enough to close an airport in Harbin and major highways throughout Liaoning and Heilongjiang provinces: Smog lowered visibility to less than 50 meters in parts of northeast China this weekend, leading to the closure of highways and an airport. Seven expressways were partly or wholly shut on Sunday, according to

November 25, 2013 11:14 AM

Lu Xun Letter Sells for More Than $1 Million

The South China Morning Post reports that a letter by revered Chinese writer and intellectual Lu Xun sold for 6.56 million yuan (more than US $1 million) at an auction in Beijing on Monday: The letter, containing just 220 Chinese characters, came under the media spotlight due to its relatively small number of characters commanding such a sky-high price. Each of the characters in

November 21, 2013 6:06 PM

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