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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Caution and Reassurance Amidst the Global Financial Crisis

As the U.S. credit crisis ripples through the world economy, Chinese news media and financial institutions alike appear to be taking a calming tone.  From the China Daily: Investors are reeling after the main stock index took a hit from the US financial turmoil last week to fall below 2000 points for the first time in 22 months. But analysts said the Wall Street crisis might not have much

September 26, 2008

Ramadan Lunches for China’s Muslims

In addition to earlier accounts of fasting restrictions on Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang during Ramadan, Radio Free Asia reports that ethnic Uyghur government officials are being tested with offers of food at the workplace: Chinese authorities in the northwestern region of Xinjiang, home to the Muslim Uyghur ethnic group, are implementing a campaign to offer free lunches during

September 25, 2008