Author: dwang

4th year Asian Studies major at UC Berkeley with a focus on China and Political Science. Particularly interested in gender construction, political dissent, nationalism, and socioeconomic polarization in the PRC. Likes to run, fence, and otherwise work out. Loves to eat.
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China Relaxes Romance Ban on Table Tennis Champion

After a probationary period of 5 years, China’s table tennis sports officials are allowing Wang Hao, the men’s singles world champion, to date a fellow athlete.  From The Guardian: After years of punishing training and sacrifice, China‘s table tennis star Wang Hao has finally been rewarded – not just with the world No1 spot, but with the right to have a girlfriend.

September 1, 2009

Big Business Groups Complain to China’s Premier over Green Dam Internet Filter

22 business organizations have sent a letter to Premier Wen Jiabao, appealing to the Chinese government to drop the requirement that every PC sold inside China come pre-installed with the Green Dam-Youth Escort Internet filter by July 1.  From Loretta Chao at The Wall Street Journal: An international group of business associations that includes most of the world’s major

June 27, 2009