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.

New Details for Earning Shanghai Residence Permits

From Shanghai Daily: The Shanghai government released details of its three-year trial plan to make it easier for people from outside the city to become permanent residents, it said at a news briefing yesterday. The first batch...

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Children Forced into Pickpocket Gang Return Home

From Xinhua: Police said 20 children who had been abducted and forced into pickpocket gangs in southern China, where some had been held as long as four years, returned home to China’s northwest Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous...

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Flaws in China’s Digital Dissidents

Alice Liu writes her opinion for Asia Times: Despite having a reputation in the West as trailblazing citizen journalists, many of China’s young bloggers are seen by Chinese as egocentric, showy and self-serving. Most come...

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