Author: Mengyu Dong

Mengyu Dong grew up in Beijing, where she developed a keen interest in roller-blading, ink painting, and Chinese politics. She now primarily focuses on media coverage of political and social issues in China. Her first personal anthology, A Cello without Strings, published in 2011, includes her commentaries on Chinese politics, literature and history. Mengyu is currently studying political science at University of California, Berkeley.
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Testing Time for China’s Migrant Millions

Desperate migrant workers packed Beijing’s education bureau this month, demanding that their children be allowed to take the national college entrance exam (gaokao) together with their urban peers. Carol Huang at AFP News reports: Around a third of the capital’s 20 million population are migrants, but many of their families become split by rules requiring their

December 26, 2012 6:25 PM

Corrupt Officials Draw Unusual Publicity

In the wake of several recent corruption and sex scandals, a new round of the anti-corruption game has been launched. From Andrew Jacobs at The New York Times: “The anticorruption storm has begun,” People’s Daily, the party mouthpiece, wrote on its Web site this month. The flurry of revelations suggests that members of China’s new leadership may be more serious than their

December 26, 2012 6:11 PM