Author: josh rudolph

Josh Rudolph currently lives in Vancouver, where he recently finished an MA at the Institute of Asian Research at UBC. His thematic focus is on Asia Pacific Policy and media representations of Asian culture, society and religion, while his main geopolitical interest lies in China.

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Coal Ban Relaxed, Residents Freeze Amid Gas Shortage

China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection this week directed municipal authorities in 28 cities to relax a ban on coal-fire heating intended to help reduce exceptionally smoggy winter seasons—and related public outcry—in northern China. At the South China Morning Post, Viola Zhou reports: The government’s initial restriction on burning coal led to millions

December 7, 2017 5:37 PM

Word of the Week: Great Chinese LAN

The Word of the Week comes from the Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon, a glossary of terms created by Chinese netizens and encountered in online political discussions. These are the words of China’s online “resistance discourse,” used to mock and subvert the official language around censorship and political correctness.

Dà Zhōnghuá Júyùwǎng 大中华局域网

December 7, 2017 1:41 PM

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