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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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

Airline Headphones Allegedly Made With Prison Labor

Former prisoners claim that they were forced to make headphones for airlines including Qantas, British Airways and Emirates while serving sentences at a prison in Guangdong, reports AFP: Two inmates recently released from the jail, including New Zealander Danny Cancian, told the newspaper they made disposable economy-class earphones for all three airlines. Cancian, who was

June 27, 2013 6:29 PM

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