Author: Natalie Ornell

Natalie Ornell is a Master's student in Asian Studies at UC Berkeley. She completed her undergraduate degree in East Asian Studies and English at Wellesley College. At Wellesley, she freelanced for an immigrant-focused newspaper in Boston's Chinatown, the Sampan, and also interned as a reporter at the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. She currently serves as an Ambassador for the television program, LinkAsia, in San Francisco. You can read her blog on Asia-related events at UC Berkeley by visiting
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State Media In Overdrive Over Marco Polo Bridge Incident

A month after Beijing avoided addressing its own history of 25 years ago, China Real Time’s Te-Ping Chen reports on the Chinese government’s “amped up treatment” of this year’s July 7 commemoration of the Marco Polo Bridge incident. The clash marked the start of China’s War of Resistance against Japan in 1937. President Xi Jinping led other

July 8, 2014 7:27 PM

Unvaccinated Migrant Workers Bring Measles Resurgence

Zhuang Pinghui at The South China Morning Post reports that measles, a disease Beijing had planned to eradicate by 2012, is “making a comeback as millions of migrant workers miss out on vaccinations”: Cases of measles on the mainland hit 11,089 in April compared to 2,070 in January, according to the health ministry. The total was almost as high – 10,563 –

July 7, 2014 5:29 PM

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