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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Is Xi Jinping’s Fight Against Corruption For Real?

At a Politburo “group learning activity” on Tuesday, Xi Jinping emphasized the importance of adherence to socialism with Chinese characteristics, urging Party members to learn from history and serve the people. Notably, he also stressed that senior members of the CCP should lead by moral example. At China Real Time, Russell Leigh Moses suggested that “Xi and

June 27, 2013 10:24 PM

Making Rural China Urban

China researcher Mi Shih offers her insight on the new approach to rural development launched by the new regime in 2012, called chengzhenhua, or literally “city- and town-ification”. From The China Story: Chinese urban planners and policy makers approach chengzhenhua by considering towns and villages as potential sites of transformation. To understand

June 27, 2013 6:38 PM

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