Claire Kells

Claire Kells is a graduate student at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. She is concentrating in Human Rights as well as learning Mandarin.

Press Freedom Curtailed Before Olympics

Geoffrey York, of The Globe and Mail, reports: Foreign journalists and their sources in China are enduring a system of intimidation, obstruction, surveillance and even beatings and death threats, a new report says. The 71-page...

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Olympics Replace Mao on New 10-Yuan Bill

As reported by the Associated Press: To commemorate the Beijing Olympics, China’s central bank is issuing a new 10-yuan note, according to a report by Monday’s official Xinhua New s Agency. The note is worth $1.45,...

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PLA’s Shortcomings Revealed in Quake

As reported in The New York Times: After the May earthquake in southwestern Sichuan Province, China sent about 130,000 troops from the army, navy, air force and the Second Artillery Corps scrambling into the mountains in China’s...

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Hoops in China

From Hoop City, from Time: Basketball may not yet be China’s most popular sport, but it’s getting there. The public courts in Shanghai and Beijing are more crowded than ever now. Show up at a court on a fine Saturday...

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